From Pennsylvania, USA:
My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes 4 months ago. Tonight I discovered that she has been regurgitating her food late at night (and perhaps at school) and I also realized that she is performing self-mutilation on her body. I'm no longer sure which specialist she needs. Where do I go? She does have an appointment with her endocrinologist soon.
Your daughter is in need of psychiatric intervention. Please call your physician, and ask for a referral to an appropriate clinician. The behaviors of self-mutilation and bulimia are serious. Do not wait for the scheduled appointment with an endocrinologist.
Original posting 15 Apr 1998
Posted to Behavior
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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