Low-calorie sweeteners in foods and diet drinks can disrupt metabolism, and some experts have suggested that there use might cause diabetes and obesity . But other studies have found that consuming diet drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and weight gain. A new study by Yale researchers published March 3 in the journal [...] Read More
It is not surprising that any physical illness could be associated with disordered eating behaviors such as diabetes and eating disorder practices. After all, much of disordered eating can come from challenges with how one relates to their body as well as a desire for control over that which feels uncontrollable. One physical disorder that [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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.  A recent study by Papelbaum and colleagues published in September of 2019 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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