Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Diabetic non-compliance explained

I took care of lots of Type II diabetics back in the day, but not so many Type I diabetics. It's far less common than type II. I'm pretty sure, however, that I never understood: Diabulimia.

Skipping insulin for someone who's insulin dependent can be a great way to lose weight. Of course it can lead to total weight loss (as in death), but that's not quite guaranteed -- at least, not right away.

The article, which is appropriately sympathetic, provides a lot of insight in a quick read.

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