Anorexia and Diabetes

By LadyLouAnn Latest Reply 2014-11-20 17:18:17 -0600
Started 2014-11-19 16:39:09 -0600

- interesting, as a former anorexic who dieted and starved so much of her younger life I really wanted to know if it damaged anything?

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jayabee52 2014-11-20 17:18:17 -0600 Report

I find it interesting that only T 1 diabetes is mentioned in the article as being a result of this eating disorder. I can see that LouAnn is a Type 2 and had Anorexia, so perhaps there is a link there too. I queried Google for type 2 diabetes and anorexia and found this in ine of the articles:
"If patients with weight-related type 2 diabetes develop anorexia nervosa, which is rare,5 it’s well known that the resulting weight loss may reverse the disease process of insulin resistance, and the patient may become free of diabetes symptoms. Patients with diabetes and binge-eating disorder experience increases in blood sugar levels following a binge-eating episode. The weight gain that often results from this repetitive behavior can trigger or accelerate the associated complications of diabetes, such as neuropathy and retinopathy, along with the risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, difficulty breathing, sleep apnea, and increased fatigue." Today's dietician Ellen Lachowicz Morrison, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD
Vol. 14 No. 12 P. 40 ~

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GabbyPA 2014-11-19 16:45:41 -0600 Report

Wow, that is so counter intuitive to the idea that diabetes is a "fat persons" disease. Though it said more for type 1. But in any case, when we mistreat our bodies, things are bound to happen.

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