Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "The connection between diets, diabetes and eating disorders": Early life changes, such as puberty and the transition to college, as well as changes later in life, including divorce or the death of a parent, are commonly cited as potential eating disorders triggers. However, eating disorders treatment professionals have begun to take note of some unexpected factors and events that can contribute to the development of an eating disorder. In particular, the deliberate manipulation of medications or taking a new lifestyle diet too far. For individuals with a genetic disposition toward the development of an eating disorder, as well as those that possess a predisposing temperament (often perfectionistic, high-achieving and/or rigid), using medications contrary to a physician’s instructions or eliminating entire food groups from one’s diet can lead down a dangerous path... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.