Diabulimia' preys on dietbetics with body image issues
Type one diabetics produce little or no insulin, which is why they take daily insulin shots. Insulin is also a an anabolic or storage hormone. So, while it prevents muscle mass from breaking down, it also encourages fat storage. As a result, some patients will manipulate their insulin or skip doses in an attempt to lose weight. Eating Recovery Center of Dallas' Dr. Stephanie Setliff explains the trend.