Do You Suffer With Diabulimia?

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Diabetes Quizzes & Trivia

This is a very simple, short quiz to give you a rough idea of whether or not you are suffering with diabulimia - type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder combined.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are out for dinner and you have finished your meal and it is time to inject your insulin. You feel slightly guilty about what you have just consumed. You..
    • A. 

      Shrug it off and inject anyway.

    • B. 

      Inject still, but inject slightly less than you should.

    • C. 

      Neglect to inject, perhaps promising yourself you will later though deep down you know you will not.

  • 2. 
    With regards to your shape, size and weight, you feel..
    • A. 

      Generally happy.

    • B. 

      It chops and changes. Sometimes I feel like I like my body but at times I am very displeased with it and would like to change it.

    • C. 

      I hate my body and weight most of the time.

  • 3. 
    When it comes to the risk of blindness, kidney disease and other diabetic complications, I feel...
    • A. 

      Fairly positive. I do what I can to avoid all of these i.e I stay well and take my insulin.

    • B. 

      It scares me, but I try and not think about it. I try to take insulin as often as I can manage to avoid these things.

    • C. 

      I feel numb. I know deep down what I am doing is wrong and I will end up blind but I cannot handle gaining weight.

  • 4. 
    The longest I would go without insulin is..
    • A. 

      I would never go without insulin!

    • B. 

      I only tend to miss the odd shot or take slightly less than I should.

    • C. 

      Anything between a day and a week. I've become used to it now.

  • 5. 
    Have you lost a vast amount of weight recently?
    • A. 

      No, I work on maintaining my weight. I do not need to lose any weight and if I do I would go about it in a healthy manner.

    • B. 

      Not a vast amount, perhaps a small amount.

    • C. 

      Yes, I have.

  • 6. 
    Has any of your family/friends expressed concern regarding your diabetes/how well you seem etc?
    • A. 

      No, my family know I take care of myself.

    • B. 

      I've had the odd comment. Nobody really suspects I am doing anything wrong.

    • C. 

      Yes, many of my loved ones have expressed deep concern about my diabetes control or/and my weight.

  • 7. 
    Do you restrict/binge on food?
    • A. 

      No, I follow a healthy lifestyle. Not too much, not too little is my motto.

    • B. 

      Sometimes. I try not to but often I cannot control myself.

    • C. 

      Yes, often. I feel out of control and scare myself.

  • 8. 
    How do you feel about your diabetes generally?
    • A. 

      I have pretty much come to terms with it and try to do everything I can to keep myself in tip top condition.

    • B. 

      I go through stages of acceptance and anger. Sometimes I wish I could just ignore it and it would go away.

    • C. 

      I can't seem to come to terms with it. I'm terrified of injecting insulin, it just makes me gain weight and I can't seem to accept that I'm any 'different' from anybody else.

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