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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.

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

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

For November our featured subject for members only content is linked to the theme for diabetes awareness day (14th of the month) this year as set by DiabetesUK. This is “celebrating the unsung heroes who support you with your diabetes every day. Whether that's someone in your family, a friend or even your neighbour down the road.”

Are you a loved one or carer for someone that has T1ED? Or do you have the condition yourself and want to share your views on what is helpful and not so in terms of the support you need, based on your experiences? We’d like to hear your views on how best friends, family, carers and the wider community can best provide you with the help and encouragement to cope with your eating disorder and diabetes on a day to day basis. If any of these scenarios apply to you and you’d be willing to be a case study this month then please do come forward and fill in the form below!

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 kindly 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.