Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes: Injecting Hope sheds light on an often overlooked and misunderstood issue: the problem of eating disorders in women with type 1 diabetes - referred to by lay people and the media as "diabulimia" and characterized by insulin restriction as a means of calorie purging for weight loss. Drawing on a series of recent interviews and over 16 years of research and clinical experience with this unique phenomenon, author Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri provides groundbreaking insight into the lives of women who have recovered from eating disorders in type 1 diabetes. She explores the condition's origins, its effects on the lives of those affected, and possible paths to recovery. Also included are suggestions for prevention and treatment, as well as practical and inspirational advice from now-recovered women. Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes is a valuable guide for patients and loved ones, diabetes treatment teams, and eating disorder clinicians.
Ann Goebel-Fabbri worked for 16 years as a clinical psychologist and researcher in the Behavioral and Mental Health Unit at Joslin Diabetes Center. She is a former assistant professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. During her time at Joslin, her work involved teaching, research, and treatment focused on disordered eating behaviors in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It covered the spectrum of eating problems from food and insulin restriction to binge eating and obesity. Dr. Goebel-Fabbri's work is published in numerous research papers and academic book chapters, and she regularly speaks at professional conferences. She currently runs her own practice in which she treats individual patients and also consults with healthcare teams and organizations to help them in their work with diabetes patients with and without eating disorders. She teaches health professionals about psychosocial aspects of diabetes, especially eating disorders and behavioral weight management. Her clinical and research activities have been featured in the popular media, including BBC Radio, Good Morning America, National Public Radio, the Huffington Post, CNN, and the New York Times.
List of Figures and Text Boxes Foreword by Barbara J. Anderson Foreword by Kamryn T. Eddy and Jennifer J. Thomas Preface Acknowledgments 1 What We Know So Far About Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes 2 Learning From the Experts 3 Ideas About Risk and Prevention 4 What Did and Didn't Help 5 Motivators and Challenges to Recovery 6 The Treatment and Recovery Process 7 The Gifts of Recovery 8 Lingering Symptoms and Diabetes Complications 9 Advice for Those Still Struggling 10 Practical Applications of Expert Teaching 11 Realistic Hope Appendix: Helpful Resources References Index