Category: Diabetes

Diabetes & Eating Disorders: A Review

Asian American Woman struggling with Eating Disorders and Diabetes Our bodies and life experiences do not exist in a vacuum. As such, it is not uncommon for numerous mental and physical diagnoses to challenge one individual. Research continues to grow regarding the co-occurrence of diabetes and eating disorders, showing that the two seem to be interrelated in some way. Diabetes and Eating Disorders One theory regarding [...]
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Binge Eating Disorder & Type 2 Diabetes Considerations

Brain Reward Response on Anorexia Binge-eating disorder (BED) and it’s related behaviors have been found to co-occur with some medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Researchers have placed heavy emphasis on a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) as being responsible for part of this relationship. [1] A recent study by Papelbaum and colleagues published in September of 2019 [...]
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Diabetes: The “Club” I never wanted to Join!

Woman struggling with an eating disorder and with Suicide Rates in Those who Suffer with Binge Eating Disorder Contributed by Fran Weiss, LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP Somehow you thought, that this would never happen to you, and now it has. You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. For some years, you had been told that your numbers were hovering around the pre-diabetic mark. You were repeatedly told that you needed to manage what you were [...]
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Eating Disorders and Diabetes: What We Need to Know

Asian American Woman struggling with Eating Disorders and Diabetes Eating disorders do not exist in a vacuum. In fact, they commonly co-occur with many other mental and physical illnesses. One of these that causes great concern is diabetes, a disease that is chronic, lifelong, and where an individual’s diet is a primary focus of treatment. Eating Disorders and Diabetes can commonly co-occur especially since [...]
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Women With Type 1 Diabetes Twice as Likely to Suffer Eating Disorders

Woman at ocean Women with type 1 diabetes face challenges when it comes to caring for themselves and their health. Also known as “juvenile diabetes”, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the pancreas does not produce insulin, the hormone needed for glucose regulation. It is estimated that over 1.25 million Americans are living with type [...]
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