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Warning as teenage diabetics skip jabs to shed pounds

5th July 2007

Up to 3,000 teenage girls may skip insulin injections in the hope it will make them thin according to Diabetes UK.  The practice which is sometimes called "diabulimia" can have severe health consequences.  The news comes after BBC's Radio One Newsbeat was contacted by dozens of Type 1 diabetics who said they used the method. Sufferers of Type 1 diabetes, which often develops in childhood or adolescence need daily injections to manage their condition.  Missing injections can speed up the development of other illnesses realted to the disease, such as blindness, heart failure and kidney disease.

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Article Information

Title: Warning as teenage diabetics skip jabs to shed pounds
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 3374
Date Added: 5th Jul 2007

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Birmingham Post

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