This idealized diagram shows the fluctuation of blood sugar (red) and the sugar-lowering hormone insulin (blue) in humans during the course of a day containing three meals. They are not a “lifestyle choice” or a diet gone “too far”. The negative impact of engaging in this behavior can include damage to the kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, heart, and eyes. We had no idea that Erin had figured out not taking her insulin would cause her to lose weight. For people with bulimia, this could mean that excessive hunger can cause an urge to binge. As interesting as these theories are, recent data have shown that they are probably not true. It is critical to note that one’s healthcare provider may perform additional tests in order to further narrow down the diagnosis more definitively.
Do you make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full? In some of these cases the eating disorder has gone undetected for years, sometimes coming to light only when life-altering