The Talking Type 1 Podcast

12. Melany Gray: My recovery journey from Diabulimia

July 16, 2020 Daniel Newman Season 1 Episode 12
The Talking Type 1 Podcast
12. Melany Gray: My recovery journey from Diabulimia
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The Talking Type 1 Podcast
12. Melany Gray: My recovery journey from Diabulimia
Jul 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Daniel Newman

In this episode, I speak to Melany Gray about her recovery from Diabulimia.

****TRIGGER WARNING****
There will information about Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.



Diabulimia is an eating disorder that affects people who manage their diabetes by taking insulin and is when someone reduces or stops taking their insulin to lose weight. However, whilst Diabulimia isn’t actually a medically recognised term it is a very serious medical condition. In my chat with Melany, who has been living with type 1 for 22 years talks openly about her recovery journey. As with any recovery, her journey was not linear and Melany has to overcome not being taken seriously by her diabetes team when she first asked for help. Melany also talks about: 

  • her type 1 diabetes diagnosis story
  • the difference between an Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating
  • her Diabulimia journey from the early signs that something was wrong to finally receiving help and her recovery journey
  • overcoming struggles whilst recovering from Diabulimia
  • living with diabetes complications
  • Melany's advice to someone living with Diabulimia or an Eating Disorder

I believe that it is important we share all aspects of life living with type 1 diabetes and I'm thankful to Melany for sharing her story.

You can find Melany on social media here.

Useful links:
Diabetics with Eating Disorders: DWED
Beat | The UK's Eating Disorder Charity
Diagnosis + Diabulimia: QiQi's Journey
Research Paper from McDonald. p, et al: Educational and Psychological Aspects Eating disorders in people with Type 1 diabetes: experiential perspectives of both clients and healthcare professionals

I'm delighted to have been nominated at the WEGO Health Awards.
The WEGO Health Awards celebrate patient leaders making a positive impact in the lives of patients and caregivers. I’m honored to say have been nominated for this year’s program in the following categories:

Best in Show: Instagram
Best in Show: Podcast
Patient Leader Hero

I’d be grateful if you could vote for me by clicking here to vote. Thank you 🙏🏾

If you would like to ask a question or be a guest on the show then you can email Daniel at [email protected]. I read all my messages and might include your question in a future episode. You can find Daniel on Instagram: Dan | Type 1 Diabetes Blogger (@t1d_dan) and Twitter: Dan (@t1d_dan)

A bit about the show and host

The Talking Type 1 podcast by Daniel Newman brings to you interviews from members of the diabetes community sharing their journeys of the ups and downs of living with type 1 diabetes. You’ll hear from those who live with type 1 diabetes, provide care to those living with type 1, healthcare professionals and experts in their field. 

The interviews will be an open and honest insight into life with type 1 diabetes that you can relate to and also provide the opportunity to learn more about the condition. Daniel will share his insights into his life living with type 1 diabetes. Daniel has lived with the condition along with for over 23 years. He also lives with diabetic retinopathy and received a kidney transplant in 2018. 

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Show Notes

In this episode, I speak to Melany Gray about her recovery from Diabulimia.

****TRIGGER WARNING****
There will information about Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.



Diabulimia is an eating disorder that affects people who manage their diabetes by taking insulin and is when someone reduces or stops taking their insulin to lose weight. However, whilst Diabulimia isn’t actually a medically recognised term it is a very serious medical condition. In my chat with Melany, who has been living with type 1 for 22 years talks openly about her recovery journey. As with any recovery, her journey was not linear and Melany has to overcome not being taken seriously by her diabetes team when she first asked for help. Melany also talks about: 

  • her type 1 diabetes diagnosis story
  • the difference between an Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating
  • her Diabulimia journey from the early signs that something was wrong to finally receiving help and her recovery journey
  • overcoming struggles whilst recovering from Diabulimia
  • living with diabetes complications
  • Melany's advice to someone living with Diabulimia or an Eating Disorder

I believe that it is important we share all aspects of life living with type 1 diabetes and I'm thankful to Melany for sharing her story.

You can find Melany on social media here.

Useful links:
Diabetics with Eating Disorders: DWED
Beat | The UK's Eating Disorder Charity
Diagnosis + Diabulimia: QiQi's Journey
Research Paper from McDonald. p, et al: Educational and Psychological Aspects Eating disorders in people with Type 1 diabetes: experiential perspectives of both clients and healthcare professionals

I'm delighted to have been nominated at the WEGO Health Awards.
The WEGO Health Awards celebrate patient leaders making a positive impact in the lives of patients and caregivers. I’m honored to say have been nominated for this year’s program in the following categories:

Best in Show: Instagram
Best in Show: Podcast
Patient Leader Hero

I’d be grateful if you could vote for me by clicking here to vote. Thank you 🙏🏾

If you would like to ask a question or be a guest on the show then you can email Daniel at [email protected]. I read all my messages and might include your question in a future episode. You can find Daniel on Instagram: Dan | Type 1 Diabetes Blogger (@t1d_dan) and Twitter: Dan (@t1d_dan)

A bit about the show and host

The Talking Type 1 podcast by Daniel Newman brings to you interviews from members of the diabetes community sharing their journeys of the ups and downs of living with type 1 diabetes. You’ll hear from those who live with type 1 diabetes, provide care to those living with type 1, healthcare professionals and experts in their field. 

The interviews will be an open and honest insight into life with type 1 diabetes that you can relate to and also provide the opportunity to learn more about the condition. Daniel will share his insights into his life living with type 1 diabetes. Daniel has lived with the condition along with for over 23 years. He also lives with diabetic retinopathy and received a kidney transplant in 2018. 

Remember to hit subscrib