Every month DWED releases specialist content relating to a unique topic relating to diabetes and eating disorders. For this we are always looking for case studies about real life experiences which will usually be in the form of audio  and  transcript interviews or source-penned pieces.. Do not worry or feel under any amount of pressure to speak to us on via phone as a recording if you feel unable; we completely appreciate that this can often be difficult and anxiety-provoking. Alternatively we can send you a set of questions to reply to via email or you can simply provide insight i your own words in the message field below (the only mandatory field) or after getting in touch so we can then get back to you personally. Additionally, carers, family and friends of someone with ED-DMT1 are also welcome to provide perspective from their point of view as onlookers.

To give examples, some of the past topics we have covered are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Tattoos and Piercings
  • Mental Health co-morbidites (anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, Bipolar etc)
  • Family relationships
  • Men with type 1 diabetes and eating disorders
  • Work and benefits
  • The wait between becoming ill and pursuing/receiving treatment
  • Complications: retinopathy, neuropathy, gastroparesis

For July  to continue the focus on complications that may result from T1-ED and Diabulimia our featured subject will be nephropathy (kidney damage or failure). We are looking to speak to anyone with experience of this issue who may have a story to share with us. We are interested in hearing how you cope with nephropathy on a day to day basis, what symptoms you suffer from and how you feel about having it. You may want to talk about what treatment you receive (such as medication) or how it impacts upon your mental health, eating habits and/ror insulin omission behaviours, if at all.

To conclude, we are always seeking case volunteers with any kind of history or present T1ED or Diabulimia diagnosis to contribute as volunteers, so even if this months topic does not seem applicable to you, please do join our contact list anyway for any future help we may, and most probably will, need from you.

Please fill in the form below if you would be willing to help and we will be in touch shortly.

Thank you so much

If able to be interviewed via phone.
Include your relevance to the subject at hand, or any general experience you have T1ED and/orDiabulimia.