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Learning About Diabulimia
Learning About Diabulimia Most people are familiar with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, but few are familiar with an eating disorder that is unique to patients with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). ED-DMT1, or what the media has dubbed “diabulimia,” is an eating disorder where patients with T1DM will purposely stop taking or significantly reduce their insulin doses to lose weight. Without enough insulin,patients with T1DM will lose calories through the...
Understanding What You Need To Know About Albuminuria And Diabetic Kidney Disease
Underatnding What You Need To Know About Albuminuria And Diabetic Kidney Disease There are several disorders that are associated with diabetes: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and kidney disease. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Guidelines, kidney disease occurs in 20-40% of patients with diabetes and is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease meaning.  When you have end-stage renal disease that means that the kidneys are functioning less than 10%....
Family Planning with Type 1 Diabetes
Family Planning with Type 1 Diabetes Currently, good blood glucose control during pregnancy is still a big challenge for women with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Twenty-five years ago, doctors warned women of child bearing age with T1D, becoming pregnant was too dangerous for a mother and her child. Now, women with T1D can successfully deliver babies because of advances in health care, research and insulin. Pregnant women with T1D are at higher risk of serious...
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