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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:38 am 
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Diabetes and eating disorders are both complex, dangerous diseases when they occur separately; when the conditions exist in the same person, the results are devastating. The short term consequences start with Severe Dehydration, muscle loss, Diabetic Ketoacidosis and quickly escalate to high cholesterol, Yeast Infections, Menstrual Disruption and staph infections. Long term, the consequences become Retinopathy, Neuropathy, Gastroparesis, Liver Disease, Kidney Failure, Stroke, Coma and even death.

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 Post subject: Re: Diabulimia
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:49 am 
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Curiously enough, I never entered ketoacedosis, not even when I was first diagnosed.... (The fact that I walked into ER, awake and understandably shocked but not really near coma shocked the doctors.)

About the other symptoms... been there, done most of them, they ALL suck. :(

Plus, this list is only about the consequences of untreated or badly treated diabetes. Taken together with other eating disordered behaviours unrelated to diabetes, it probably gets worse, not just in an additive way, but in terms of symptoms excarbating each other.
For example, purging and letting your blood sugar go through the roof both cause dehydration, so if you engage in both, you are putting yourself in even more danger.

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