What to do about it
If you have type 1 diabetes and are struggling with an eating disorder, reach out for help right away. Ask your endocrinologist or primary care physician for a referral to a specialist, recovery program or a support group. The sooner you take this first step the better.
The aim of recovery is to help those concerned with their weight and appearance to deal with those feelings in a healthy way, without relapsing to self-destructive behaviors. Ultimately, a recovery program gives women the chance to rebuild their bodies, health and lives, says Dr. Goebel-Fabbri. “The focus has to shift from shedding unwanted pounds to creating a well-rounded life that feels “worth getting better for.”