Bulimics are 4 times more likely to develop diabetes

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According to a study, bulimics are 4 times more likely to get diabetes than the general public.

I didn’t know this until about an hour ago. I also didn’t know that bulimia can cause diabetes. However, an hour ago, my doctor called me. She knows about my history with bulimia and the severity with which I’m struggling right now. She told me my lab results came back, and I have diabetes. She also said it is likely a result of my 15 year struggle with bulimia. I was shocked. I am still kind of in shock.

I don’t know what it means for me yet. I have a doctor appointment scheduled to talk about it in more detail. However, I know this means I need to get my bulimia under control if possible.

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9 responses »

  1. For what it’s worth, I think one of the hardest things to overcome is the fear of being ‘well’. Bulimia is how you cope. Are you worried that without it, you’ll feel like you’re out in public without your clothes on? I can only say that once you really are well, you won’t feel like that at all and you’ll wonder how you ever did. I know that’s almost impossible to believe, but I promise it’s true.

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