Eating Disorder Series Part 3: The Telephone Call

Eating Disorder Series Part 3: The Telephone Call

My mobile phone rang and I recognised the number right away; it was one of the therapists I’d been seeing. This particular therapist performed colonic irrigation treatments. I’d started these trendy treatments the year before and they’d become a huge part of my addictive cycle. My polluted mind had decided they provided a clean slate when things went ‘wrong’ during and between diets.

A reputable therapist will not perform the number of treatments I received at the intervals I received them. To grace this person with the title ‘therapist’ is doing an injustice to those who place their clients’ health ahead of their own pocket. But at the time, I believed she was some kind of guru. To my mind, I’d found a therapist who would . . .

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Eating Disorder Series Part 2: Cycles of Despair

Eating Disorder Series Part 2: Cycles of Despair

My first diet book had failed me and I was beyond disappointed. I’d pinned everything on it. It was supposed to fix me and all that was wrong with me. Even through my naivety, I knew it was the book at fault and not me—I’d followed every rule to the letter.

I remembered the exhilaration when I’d first picked it out; how alluring it had been as I ran my hands over its striking cover and how its words had . . .

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Eating Disorder Series Part 1: How It All Began

Eating Disorder Series Part 1: How It All Began

Falling off the Ledge

I’d eaten a cheese loaded baked potato for lunch and my blood sugar had soared to a lofty 25mmol/L.

This was a regular thing for me back then. I was on two injections a day and no one had offered me anything other than the original 1980’s approach to type one diabetes.

Thirteen years into living with this impossible condition and still, there was no semblance of the care I receive today. Scant education, inadequate support and archaic . . .

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Facing up to my Eating Disorder

Facing up to my Eating Disorder

Over the next few months, I’ll share information on my personal battle with food over an 18 year period. With diabetes along for the unfortunate ride.

After this introductory post, this series of posts will be super-short, super-snappy and share just a snippet of my journey each time. A lot of people seem to prefer . . .

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