From America On-Line:
I've been diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia. I was wondering if chronic eating disorders can cause diabetes. My blood sugar has ranged from 28 to 300 (measured while I was at the hospital) and I'm getting kinda worried. I've had the eating disorders for 5 years and am working on recovery.
Do eating disorders cause diabetes? No, but with purging and starving, I am not at all surprised that your blood sugar level varies so much.
Congratulations on attempting recovery; you have our support in that. Eating disorders can be lethal left unaddressed!
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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