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speciaL report: rise of the diabuLemics insulin can be a lifesaver for people with type 1 diabetes. so, why do young women abuse it? c ertain things in life work well as a combination. Think cocker spaniels and poodles. Combine them, and what do you get? The somewhat amusing-sounding cockapoo. Cute, fluffy; a harmless mish-mash. But other combinations can be lethal. Take two health conditions: diabetes and bulimia. Diabetes, the condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high because your body can't use it properly. Bulimia, medically known as bulimia nervosa, where sufferers attempt to control their weight by severely restricting the amount of food they eat, then binge-eating and purging, or using laxatives, in order to rid the food from their body. Two highly complex conditions in their own right. But combined? Known as diabulimia - although not yet a recognised medical term by the NHS - this is when people with diabetes deliberately skip their daily insulin injections in order to lose weight. People with this problem have a belief that insulin makes them fat. But there's a fundamental truth about this disorder: it can cost you your life. xclusive 100 | E a big worry 'I have to lose 15lb in two weeks to fit into my prom dress. I know I can do it as long as I skip the insulin' The words of a 16-year-old girl in a diabetic chat room Just how common is diabulimia? Diabetes UK (www.diabetes.org.uk) refers to diabulimia as a 'phenomenon' - but, despite its increasing prevalence, it is yet to be classed as a condition. Also referred to as 'disordered eating behaviour' (DEB), the term 'diabulimia' was actually created by the media - television, newspapers and magazines who all conjured up a term to explain this alarming, potentially fatal trend. Regarded by the majority of health professionals as a mental health issue and an eating disorder, the charity Diabetics With Eating Disorders (DWED, www.dwed.org.uk), that works with people with diabulimia, state that around 40% of 15- to 30-year-olds regularly omit to give themselves their insulin. That's around one in three women with Type 1 diabetes. But it's not just the preserve of young women; it's on the increase in young men, too. http://www.diabetes.org.uk http://www.dwed.org.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exclusive Magazine athome 2013

COVER
EDITOR’S LETTER
THE BUZZ
G’DAY, MR ANDRE
BOYFRIEND IN THE BUFF
PARTY PLANNER
NEED A PARTY DRESS?
GOLDEN GIRL
FELINE FASHION
ANIMAL INSTINCT
GO BIG, OR GO HOME
STYLE SOS
STEP, STRUT, STRIDE
HI, HONEY!
ON THE LASH
SCENT OF A WOMAN
KISS AND MAKE-UP
BEAUTY CAN BE SKIN-DEEP
FAKE ID
A-LIST LOCKS
HOLLYWOOD SMILE
FACE FACTS
A IS FOR AMBITIOUS
INNER PEACE
THE C WORD
ALL EYES ON STIS
IS HE FIT?
DYING TO BE THIN
EATING ISN’T CHEATING
ROCK YOUR BODY
ITALIAN STALLION
COCKTAILS AND CANAPÉS
MAKE OR BAKE
WHEN I GROW UP...
SHE MEANS BUSINESS
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
PARENTING KIMYE-STYLE
BABY STEPS
DE-STRESS YOUR DAYS
GOING SOLO
A CELEB’S BEST FRIEND
SHAKE UP THE ROOM
GO RETRO
ON THE FLOOR
THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION
21ST CENTURY HOME
SUN OR SNOW?
VIP LOUNGE
CHART-TOPPER
ANDRE’S ANTICS
KINGS AND QUEENS OF REEM
TUCK IN
THE GIFT OF GIVING
STOCKISTS

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