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If you have an eating disorder and need help, contact the American Anorexia/Bulimia Association (AABA) at (212) 575-6200 or write them at 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1108, New York, NY 10036. You can also contact psychologist William Polonsky, PhD, CDE, for referrals at (619) 965-5659 or he can be contacted by e-mail at WHPolonsky@aol.com.
The internet is also a great resource for both information and references to clinics and doctors who can help.
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - How to spot them
Symptoms of anorexia:
Bulimia means frequent episodes of binge eating and purging. The person with bulimia usually feels out of control and has feelings of guilt and shame. According to the American Anorexia/Bulimia Association, up to 5% of college women in the United States are bulimic.
Symptoms of bulimia:
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When asked what she would recommend to others struggling with diabetes and eating disorders, Jennifer gave these 5 tips:
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Dr. Polonsky emphasizes that it is not craziness or stupidity that drives people with diabetes to omit their insulin.
According to Polonsky, there are a number of reasons why insulin omission is a particularly difficult thing to resist:
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