Some diabetic girls skip insulin in dangerous effort to diet

Diabulimia affects about 450-thousand Type One diabetic women in the United States and is usually practiced by teenage girls and young women. One of the consequences of uncontrolled diabetes is rapid weightloss.

Studies show that women with Type One diabetes are twice as
likely to develop an eating disorder.

Insulin is a vital hormone that delivers glucose from the
bloodstream to the body's cells. Without insulin, cells starve.

When Type 1 diabetics skip or reduce their insulin, they risk
falling into a coma or death. Some long-term complications are
blindness, amputations and kidney failure.

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