Eating Disorders and Type 2


I'm writing because I am trying to find others who have eating disorders with type 2 diabetes. It seems really difficult to find anyone and I'm feeling really alone.

It's difficult enough to find people who have type 2 at my age (I'm 33 and was diagnosed at 29). I actually have never come across anyone my age with type 2. I'm very ashamed of it and I'm very ashamed of the eating disorder (binge eating). Someone else mentioned this site so I thought I'd give it a try.

I also have depression, so I'm just a mess. I don't care at all about taking care of myself and that just contributes to all of it. And it's another facet that people just don't get. Most people who get type 2 treat it as a learning experience. That just didn't happen with me. I've had people chastise me for that, too. I pretty much feel very alone amongst all of these circumstances and was just wondering if anyone else could relate. It would be nice to have someone to talk to.

I know how you feel

First I would sort out how much is binging and how much is 'carb addiction'.

For me, the more carbs we eat the more carbs we want. they don’t give up easy

it’s a long page and a few good video’s

I was starving for 2 days, then it stoped and I felt 'carb flu' for a week. then I felt good.
I binge 'over eat' when I want to now [still try and keep the carbs down]..I don't have to binge 1-2hrs after i've already eaten.

I've lost 13kg/ 30lb by eating low carb higher fats

"Dr Eric C. Westman, MD and president elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, has 15 years of experience helping patients lose weight and improve their health using low carb. He has also helped do several high-quality scientific studies on low carb."

so that's my lecture finished :)
I was in your boat 12mths ago, I also have depression and am on 'happy pills'. it's seems depression and diabetes are bedfellows.

No need to feel ashamed, as for not knowing anyone, you probably know and see lots. Have a look next time you go shopping and see how many people haven't got control of their weight. For me it was a mix of emotional eating and carb addiction.

I was diagnosed by my psychologist. She said it's actually the same as bulimia but without purging. It also has to do with body image and other psychological symptoms around eating, like not wanting to eat around others, hiding food, etc. And I don't think it's simply overeating - it's a specific kind of eating where you kind of eat a ton of one thing and can't really stop. I actually don't struggle all that much with the eating aspect of binge eating these days because I take Victoza which strongly suppresses my appetite. But, I do occasionally. And I have all the other symptoms.

Thank you. I appreciate your reply. Yep, it definitely makes things harder to have psychological symptoms along with everything else. I've had depression all my life and adding diabetes to it wasn't/isn't fun.

I'm glad you are getting something from the Victoza, it must be easier to deal with the other behaviour, if it's not coupled with a hunger feeling.

working with your DR.
when you have time, have a look at the videos. you may find cutting carbs does similar to Victoza, both in BG and hunger. you may be able to reduce the Victoza dose.

Low carb really is the first approach of diabetic treatment and weight loss.
a lot in this study were able to reduce their drug load too

Easytoplease, one quick comment I think important for you to really think about:

You wouldn't have posted here if you didn't care. Care about your behavior, health, appearance, psychology.

That's a big hurdle to get past first. You don't need to tackle that one.

Unfortunately she appears to have closed her account after being offended by some tasteless comments someone wrote a long time ago in a different thread...