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Nurs Times. 2012 Oct 23-29;108(43):21-2, 25.

Reflections on reducing insulin to lose weigh.

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Centre for Research and Policy, School for Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich.

Abstract

Diabulimia is not a recognised medical condition, although it is thought to affect one-third of women with type 1 diabetes. Diabulimia involves deliberately omitting or reducing insulin dosages to lose weight. This article reports the reflections of women with long-duration type 1 diabetes who said that they had manipulated their insulin in the past to lose weight. Many were now dealing with serious heart and neuropathic complications, which they felt were a result of their diabulimia.

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