According to statistical data, in order to avoid problems with excess weight, many women prefer not to use regular insulin, the BBC reports. We are talking about girls and women in the age group from 15 to 30 years, suffering from diabetes. Scientists have named this fear "diabulimia".
With diabetes the body does not produce insulin, thereby not well controlled blood sugar levels. Diabulimia, according to scientists, this kind of mental disorder, of which diabetes patients are specially do not use insulin, afraid of being fat.
According to statistics, over the past year due to diabulimia in hospitals in the UK got 8472 person, some in very serious condition, which was found to diabetic ketoacidosis, which is fraught with vision loss, coma and kidney damage. According to Bob young, those young women who refused to insulin, often came from disadvantaged areas.
The doctor told as an example the story of Tyler Hacket, 22 years old, living in Liverpool. Diabetes in Tyler was discovered when she was 12 years old. Her words, it seemed to her that she will lose weight if you don't take insulin injections. The girl did not stop even go blind. For eight years she practically lived in the hospital. Finally, she was diagnosed with a mental disorder. During this time she was nearly blind in his left eye.