Disorderly Diabetic Eating

When a female patient is diabetic, eating disorders can be extremely harmful. An eating disorder is a psychological problem and not a physiological problem. A female with diabetes sometimes suffers depression and a sense of inferiority because of her condition and this causes eating disorders. She becomes extremely conscious of her physical appearance as a means to social acceptance.

Eating disorders in diabetic females result in excessive vomiting, using too many laxatives, reducing the required amount of insulin intake and excessive exercise. Effects on the health of the patient are disastrous. Blindness, kidney disease, nerve death and amputation of limbs are common consequences of the combined effect of diabetes and eating disorders. Treating the patient requires the efforts of a physician to help with the diabetes, a psychiatrist to counsel the patient for the eating disorder and a dietitian to help with a healthy diet for curing of the patient.

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: Rehab Media Group, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

CALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELPCALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELP800-776-3990Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?