If you’ve ever been around hardcore gym rats or aspiring runway models, than you’re pretty familiar with eating disorders. Bulimia being the most common of the bunch. Watching extremely jacked men with big appetites pound down a bunch of food and then force themselves to throw it up is not a pretty sight to see.
Or watching a female model eat a small meal and shortly after throw it back up so she can fit into a size zero dress is a very sad sight to see. But another demographic that have slowly developed an eating disorder that are not nearly talked about enough are diabulimics – people who restrict their insulin intakes so they can manage weight.
If you are familiar with diabetes, then you know how important insulin injections are to maintain a diabetics survival. For more information on this eating disorder, continue to read on.
What is Diabulimia: As mentioned at the beginning, diabulimic is an eating disorder where diabetics routinely skip their insulin injections in order to lose weight. The insulin injections are used to keep the blood sugar levels under control. So if you skip the injections, you will have a low sugar level, which will transition into weight loss.
The issue with diabetics that have this eating disorder is they only see the smaller picture, which is weight loss. They fail to see the bigger picture and the even bigger health risk they are putting themselves in by skipping their insulin injections.
Signs of Diabulimia: You won’t be able to count on someone suffering from diabulimia to come forward and admit they need help. So you’ll have to take matters into your own hands and look for the following signs in order to properly diagnose.
Regular Changes in Weight: This is the most common sign that you’ll be able to spot. The weight change will be extremely visible and you’ll be able to see this change from the face and neck the most.
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