About Diabulimia Helpline

Diabulimia Helpline is the country's only non-profit organization dedicated to education, support, and advocacy for diabetics with eating disorders, and their families. Among other things: we have a 24 hour helpline available via (425) 985-3635, an insurance specialist, and a referral service to help clients find the treatment centers, doctors, therapists, and counselors that would be a good fit for them on their road to recovery. Diabulimia, also known as, ED-DMT1, is the media term coined to describe purposefully manipulating or withholding insulin in order to lose weight. Studies show that Type 1 diabetics are two and a half times more likely to develop an eating disorder than other women. Research suggests that over 30 percent of diabetic women between the ages of 15 and 30 manipulate or omit their insulin in order to lose weight.