Diabulimia is not officially coined a term in the medical world, but it is used to describe when diabetics, usually type ones omit their insulin (meaning skipping some injections/ taking less insulin for weight loss). Sadly I have done this, and still do from time to time. My A1C is currently in the teens. I check my blood sugar maybe once a day at the most, and I can sometimes go a whole day without taking ANY insulin. I do this ALL because I want to stay skinny. The funny thing is I do this and I’m still overweight, I guess the reason I continue doing this is to maintain my weight and not gain any more. It’s slowly ruining my life. I have no energy, I always feel sick and sometimes I can’t even concentrate in school (which is hard when you’re in your senior year of college and your grades are extremely important.) I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired, which is why I decided recently that it is time for me to get my diabetes under control and get my life back! Diabulimia is extremely common; it’s just that most people don’t like to talk about it. I used to never talk about it and hide it from everyone I knew. Finally opening up and talking about it has made me accept the fact that I do need help to overcome this. If anybody has similar thoughts/ feelings or has suggestions for me, I would love to chat about the issue. Thank you for listening.