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Diabulimia Health Risks

When an eating disorder is present, the rate of diabetes complications (including onset and severity of microvascular disease and peripheral nerve damage) is greatly accelerated.

Serious complications are associated with diabulimia

One of these complications is hyperglycemia (elevated levels of glucose in the bloodstream). This results from insulin deficiency and leads to damage of small vessels (microvascular damage) and nerve cells, specifically peripheral nerves. 

Other common complications most frequently seen with diabetes are also possible and accelerated in cases of diabulimia, including:

  • Damage to the retina of the eye, kidneys and heart (related to microvascular disease)
  • Small nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy, pain, tingling, and even numbness of hands and feet
  • Increased mortality risk

Intervention for diabulimia can be life-saving

If you are concerned that you, or someone you love, is having complications associated with diabulimia symptoms, please call us at 877-825-8584 to speak with one of our Masters-level clinicians.

At our eating disorder treatment center, we can help you take immediate steps towards diabulimia stabilization and recovery

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