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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...
Learning About Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach
Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach The “common cold” may cause some patients with diabetes to worry about elevations in their blood sugar. When you get sick, your body is under a lot of stress. Your body tries to make up for this stress by releasing hormones to fight the sickness. These hormones may cause your blood sugar levels to rise. There is no cure for the common cold; we have...
Exercise Improves Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes
Exercise Improves Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes In a world that offers a medication for every ailment, it is often overlooked that living a healthy lifestyle is the ultimate treatment for various diseases. In type 2 diabetes, it can be very difficult to reach goal A1C even with many medications at our disposal. Type 2 diabetes is monitored by A1C value. A1C is the average blood glucose over a 3 month period measured as a...
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