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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. Carers, family and friends of someone with ED-DMT1 are also welcome to provide perspective from their point of view as onlookers.

Additionally we require health-care professionals to provide expertise and knowledge on these specialist topics, also in either recorded form or via written replies. We have a limited pool of clinicians currently available to us us and so if you feel you are someone that could help by basically letting us pick your brain a bit, we are so keen to hear from you so please do respond!

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, nephropathy

For August  our featured subject will be Body Dysmophic Disorder. We are looking to speak to anyone with experience of this issue alongside having type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder that may have a story to share with us. We are interested in hearing how you cope with on a day to day basis, what symptoms you suffer from and how if you have tried treatment in any form, how this has challenged n the way you feel about yourself. You may want to talk about how BDD exists apart from your eating disorder and whether you have been able to have this officially recognised as such (instead of the mostly typical body image irrationality found in eating disorder patients with specific regards to weight) and how it impacts upon your mental health, eating habits and/or insulin omission behaviours, if at all.

This time around we are also looking to find people with type 1 diabetes and body dysmorphia that do NOT in fact have eating disorders. This is because we're are interested to look into whether there may be a link between type 1 diabetes and BDD without the involvement of T1ED. Though to look into this we need a s many case study examples to come forward as possible. Remember you will be used as a completely anonymous source so all information provided will remain confidential.

Furthermore, we rely on volunteers to be case studies for specialist content on an ongoing basis. We always require people with current of past experience of of T1ED or Diabulimia, as well as health professionals that have worked or work in any area of relevance to contribute and converse with us. 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 kindlu be willing to help and we will be in touch shortly.

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If able to be interviewed via phone.
If willing to be interviewed by phone
Include your relevance to the subject at hand, or any general experience or professional expertise you have in relation too T1ED and/orDiabulimia.