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Reflections on reducing insulin to lose weight

Reflections on reducing insulin to lose weight

Wilson, V. (2012) Reflections on reducing insulin to lose weight. Nursing Times, 108 (43). pp. 21-22. ISSN 0954-7762

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabulimia, diabetes, weight loss, eating disorders
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23

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