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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Eating disorders Eating disorders Anorexia NervosaAnorexia nervosa is a condition in which a person has an extreme body image distortion that leads to an excessive fear of gaining weight. Even when underweight, individuals suffering from anorexia continue to fear weight gain and severely limit the amount and types of food they eat. Individuals with anorexia show symptoms surrounding often having a strong need for control and function well in society and social situations. Diabulimia refers to people with diabetes who intentionally omit or manipulate their insulin intake in order to manage their weight.A common symptom of diabetes, especially Type 1 diabetes, is significant unexplained weight loss. Once Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed, insulin is prescribed to control the disease. The weight lost due to the diabetes quickly returns once the disease is being managed. Some people choose to reduce or manipulate insulin dosages in order to keep the weight off. This often leads to severe health consequences.Diabetic patients with an eating disorder are often misdiagnosed. The eating disorder is often confused with the complications of diabetes. Bulimia NervosaBulimia nervosa (commonly referred to as "bulimia") is an illness that manifests itself in the form of binge eating followed by behaviors to avoid weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, fasting, or excessive exercise. Individuals with bulimia may be within a wide variety of weight ranges.
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