Diabulimia/ ED-DMT1 in the News
In honor of World Eating Disorders Action Day, we spoke to author Ann Goebel-Fabbri about eating disorders in patients with type 1 diabetes—also known as "diabulimia"—the subject of her new book, Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes: Injecting Hope.
"I had the unique opportunity to speak with 25 women in recovery. They were both generous with their time and their personal experiences - speaking of their deepest struggles, fears, and triumphs all with the goal of helping others by sharing their stories of illness and recovery in this book. Over the course of my career, when I asked my patients what they felt helped motivate them to recover, the majority said something like, 'I just got sick of being sick.'
This book is my attempt to bring more details to that single sentence. It begins with a review of the scientific literature – what research has taught us about the problem of eating disorders in type 1 diabetes thus far and what we still do not understand. But the main focus is on the lessons learned from these women, who I consider the true experts."