Hope And Healing For People Living with Diabulimia

1/7/19
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We Are Diabetes and Beyond Type 1 Launch First National Mentorship Program For People living with Type 1 Diabetes and an Eating Disorder.

Minneapolis, MN (Monday, January 7th, 2019) – We Are Diabetes, in partnership with Beyond Type 1, have officially launched a Mentorship Program for individuals living with the dual diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder. The We Are Diabetes Mentorship Program is a free peer-mentoring service available to people living with type 1 diabetes who are committed to recovering from ED-DMT1 (sometimes referred to as “diabulimia”). This program provides a safe, confidential support system for those struggling with ED-DMT1 to work towards their goal of solid and permanent eating disorder recovery.

The We Are Diabetes Mentorship Program reduces the sense of isolation many people living with type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder experience in their day-to-day management of their chronic illness and their work towards recovery. Engaging in peer support allows this unique community to exchange personal experiences and receive emotional support. Multiple studies suggest that peer-support engagement is an important factor in better overall diabetes management, self-care and a higher quality of life. Peer support is an integral component to a full and lasting recovery from ED-DMT1.

This program has been made possible by the support of Beyond Type 1.

Do you or a loved one have both Type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder? Find out more about the new mentorship program here. For more information, contact: asha.brown@wearediabetes.org

 

About We Are Diabetes: We Are Diabetes is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting support, education and awareness for people living with type 1 diabetes who suffer from eating disorders. We Are Diabetes is dedicated to providing guidance and hope to those who may be struggling, as well as to their families and loved ones. Learn more: www.wearediabetes.org

 


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