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Wed, 05 June

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Stirling

Building Awareness of Eating Disorders and T1D

With disordered eating being more prevalent in people with type 1, we'll take you through what to look out for, and where to get help if you suspect it's becoming an issue. This event is 18+.

Building Awareness of Eating Disorders and T1D
Building Awareness of Eating Disorders and T1D

Time & Location

05 June 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stirling, 11 Limosa Cl, Stirling WA 6021, Australia

About the event

By its very nature, type 1 means you must think about what you eat, how often you eat, and how many carbs are in the food you eat. This ongoing focus on food might lead to disordered eating. Often overlooked, eating disorders for people living with type 1 can make an already complex condition even more challenging. 

Join Diabetes Educator and Eating Disorder Clinician Beck Newton to explore this delicate topic, and gain insight into why early intervention is so important. You will learn how to help detect, prevent and seek help when someone living with type 1 is experiencing an eating disorder.

Specifically, we'll cover:

  • The differences between eating disorders and disordered eating;
  • Some of the predisposing or contributing factors that make someone more vulnerable to developing an issue with eating – whether they're living with type 1 or not;
  • Why disordered eating is 40% more likely to occur in adolescent girls with T1D than in those without, and 13-18% more likely to occur in adolescent boys with T1D than in those without;
  • Diabulimia – a unique and very dangerous T1 specific condition;
  • Warning signs – what to look out for; and
  • Where to get help.

As we will be discussing some sensitive and possibly triggering and/or confronting topics around eating disorders, mental health and diabetes, this awareness raising presentation is for over 18s only please.

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