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RE: [IPk] Eating disorder



John

I agree with what you are saying and yes diabetes played a huge role in my
development of an eating disorder.  However it is far from the main reason. 

Eating disorders are a major self esteem problem for many people at any age
or any sex you feel this loss of control over everything and need to take
your mind off how unhappy and alone you feel.

And as food is a major part of diabetic control it becomes something to
focus on as does drug abuse and alcohol for other I am not saying diabetes
is not related 
but there are many other factors I do not think I I was not a diabetic I
would not develop an eating disorder food just was the tool I choose to beat
myself up with. 

thanks Pamela 

-----Original Message-----
From: John Neale [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 11:34 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IPk] Eating disorder


>I manily suffered me bulimia but as anyone with an eating disorder knows
you
>never just have one i shifted from one to another days were i would eta and
>vomit and use laxatives not giving any insulin to produce ketsones to day
>even weeks were i would eta nothing so as you can see eating disorder suit
>there name vecause you holw life becomes a disorder and once you start
there
>is never a weight or place in life you become happy with until you and only
>you are ready to ask for and acept help the road to recovery is a long and
>painful one but it can be done i just take time and support from the people
>who are close to you.

Pam -

I think it's also worth remembering that one of the central purposes of the
classical treatment of diabetes is to break down your natural relationship
with food. You are forbidden to enjoy food for what it is, and instead you
must view food as a control mechanism for this insidious disease. So food
comes to control you - and battle breaks out!

It is therefore not surprising that a very large proportion of people with
diabetes go on to develop eating disorders.

I think one of the great things about the pump is that it allows you
(within reason) to follow your appetite, rather than fighting an imposed
diet.

John

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