The Connection Between Eating Disorders & Diabetes
People with diabulimia struggling with eating disorders are especially vulnerable to risk factors beyond their control. It takes a team of specialized professionals, experts in every aspect of ED-DMT1, also referred to as diabulimia, to ensure the safest and most effective continuum of care for girls and young women facing this unique challenge.
Our Unique Diabulimia Approach
Continuous Monitoring Is Key
When a person with diabulimia is admitted with an eating disorder, we conduct a thorough assessment of the patient’s medical condition and past treatment, including baseline labs such as HbA1c. A1c levels will be checked throughout treatment, which is important, showing the patient’s progress and how their dietary needs are affecting her body and glucose control. Our phase program allows patients to practice different levels of blood sugar monitoring and administer insulin, building trust between them and our medical staff. We also provide educational opportunities that challenge and change the pattern of manipulating blood sugars and insulin to engage in eating disorder motives and behaviors. With our expertise, we are able to accommodate those patients who utilize continuous glucose monitoring systems or insulin pumps based on their history and medical assessment.
Our goal throughout this process is to pave the way for discharge and lay the groundwork long-term recovery.