Warning Signs of ED-DMT1

Medical professionals and researchers have identified the following warning signs that might be present when an individual with diabetes may also be developing an eating disorder:

  • Changes in eating habits (typically eating more but still losing weight).
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain.
  • Low self-esteem or preoccupation with body image, weight or food intake.
  • Frequent urination, excessive thirst or high blood-sugar levels.
  • Low energy, fatigue, shakiness, irritability, confusion, anxiety or even fainting.
  • Purging behaviors (such as vomiting, excessive exercise or the use of laxatives).
  • Discomfort with eating or taking insulin in front of other people.
  • Hoarding food.
  • Unwillingness to follow through with medical appointments.
  • Recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

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