In order to stay healthy, having type-1 diabetes requires careful medication and dietary monitoring. However, some diabetics use dangerous methods to lose weight. Overall, in the world of eating-related disorders, diabulimia is becoming more infamous. Above all, it’s important to seek a diabulimia treatment program before the disease threatens your life.
Eating disorders aren’t new. However, as people find new ways to control food and drink intake to control their weight, different conditions arise. For example, drunkorexia is one such non-clinical disorder where someone cuts back severely and instead, excessively consumes alcohol.
If diabulimia is new to you, it’s the unofficial term describing someone who purposefully misuses insulin to lose weight. Another name for the condition is ED-DMT1. A person might decrease insulin dosage, cut out insulin altogether, or procrastinate taking the proper dose.
Unlike regular bulimia, diabulimia only sometimes involves eating large quantities of food and then purging. Overall, people dealing with this disorder have regular eating habits and only manipulate their insulin intake. However, others may dangerously misuse insulin and binge and purge.
Dangers and Signs to Look For
Diabulimia causes severe health risks including:
- Increase in glucose levels
- Extreme dehydration
- Muscle loss
- Glucose in urine
Additionally, some diabulimics go into comas or even die. If you notice someone with type-1 diabetes who unexpectedly loses weight, is constantly complaining of thirst, seems moody, and tries to keep blood sugar levels secret you should consider getting help. It’s important for you to convince them to seek treatment before it’s too late.
Diabulimia Treatment Program at Steps to Recovery
When you’re ready to take the first step to recovery, we’re here to help.
At our facility, we believe in an honest approach to treatment. By the time you leave, our goal is to make sure you’re happy and healthy. That’s why we work to involve your loved ones in recovery. We want to get to the bottom of what led to self-destructive symptoms.
Additionally, if your family member needs rehab, we’ll work with you to support their recovery.
Our treatment plans are customizable to your unique needs. Above all, we’ve built a strong reputation with our collaborative care model encouraging honesty and compassion for every client. Our 3-to-1 staff to client ratio fosters an intimate environment where we hope you feel comfortable and welcome.
Our addiction treatment center includes programs such as:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Meth addiction treatment
- Cognitive behavioral therapy program
- Family counseling and group therapy
- Individual counseling program
- Outpatient treatment program
If you’re looking for a quality rehab facility providing the dual-diagnosis treatment diabulimics require, we’re happy to serve anyone from anywhere.
When you’re ready to take that first step to recovery, we’ll be here. Contact Steps to Recovery today at 866-488-8684 to regain control of your life and conquer this and find a diabulimia treatment program right for you.