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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 The Story Behind Type 1.5 Diabetes
The Story Behind Type 1.5 Diabetes Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most well-known forms of diabetes. However, about 10% of people with diabetes have type 1.5 diabetes. Type 1.5 diabetes is also sometimes called LADA which stands for latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Type 1 diabetes (T1DM)usually occurs during childhood but can occur later in life. It is known as an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders occur when the body uses proteins to...
Learning How to Store Insulin Products
How to Store Insulin Products Manufacturers recommend storing insulin in the refrigerator between 35 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit. However, for most patients, injecting cold insulin is more painful than injecting room temperature insulin. Because of this, providers and manufacturers recommend storing the vial or pen of insulin that you are using at room temperature. Most insulin lasts 10-42 days when it is stored at room temperature (for specific expiration dates, please see Table 1 below)....
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