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Can avoiding insulin injections to lose weight be classified as an eating disorder?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes it is unhealthy and dangerous -.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is unhealthy and dangerous -.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is an unhealthy behavior need help.

In brief: Yes

It is an unhealthy behavior need help.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yikes

That is more like slow suicide than choosing a specific label for the condition.
Anyway, weight loss from untreated Insulin dependent diabetes is futile since restarting Insulin after the weight loss will result in reacquisition of the weight. Talk to your doctor about healthy ways to lose weight.

In brief: Yikes

That is more like slow suicide than choosing a specific label for the condition.
Anyway, weight loss from untreated Insulin dependent diabetes is futile since restarting Insulin after the weight loss will result in reacquisition of the weight. Talk to your doctor about healthy ways to lose weight.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Skipping Insulin to lose weight is extremely unhealthy & potentially dangerous.
Though not recognized as a diagnosis, this type of behavior is sometimes referred to as "diabulimia." it most certainly is categorized as disordered eating. Anyone who engages in this behavior should notfiy the doctor who manages their diabetes and seek help from a professional specializing in eating disorders.

In brief: Yes

Skipping Insulin to lose weight is extremely unhealthy & potentially dangerous.
Though not recognized as a diagnosis, this type of behavior is sometimes referred to as "diabulimia." it most certainly is categorized as disordered eating. Anyone who engages in this behavior should notfiy the doctor who manages their diabetes and seek help from a professional specializing in eating disorders.
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Dr. Aletha Tippett
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