I just caught this article on BUZZFEED of all places written by a young woman that explains how here body image issues were brought to the surface again after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis:
From the article:
The muscle memory of limiting what I eat came back all too quickly as soon as I had to put a number on it. With everything I consume broken up into units I can tally, I find myself imposing restrictions once again. Is it really worth taking two units of insulin just to eat that cookie? Do I really want to waste an injection on a beer? The deal I brokered with myself to gain peace meant I didn’t pay attention to the quantity and focused on the quality. Now I’ve been forced back into thinking of food as a number, a sum.
With all of the counting and examining of food that we do before and after eating, it’s no wonder that so many people living with diabetes are also (diagnosed or not) also struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food.
I thought the comments in the article were also very insightful.