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Too Few People Know What “Diabulimia” Is, But It Is A Deadly Eating Disorder Everyone Should Know About.

Eating disorders are a terrible affliction– one that is, unfortunately, all too common and affects both men and women of all ages. While anorexia, bulimia, and perhaps to a lesser extent, binge-eating are easily recognized as eating disorders, diabulimia is seldom mentioned or discussed.

Diabulimia is an eating disorder, which typically is found in individuals who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It occurs when someone reduces their regular dosage of insulin with the goal of facilitating weight loss.

Emilee Wilson, a Type 1 diabetic, restricted her food intake, exercised to extremes, and stopped using insulin to help her lose weight. This powerful and gut-wrenching video documents Emilee’s deeply personal struggles. Thankfully, she is leading a healthy and productive life, and even began her own non-profit, Die Or Beat This to help others who are suffering from diabulimia.

Watch her incredible journey.

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