Definition of diabulimia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdīəbo͝oˈlimēə/ Pronunciation: /-ˈlē-/


The manipulation by diabetic patients of insulin treatments in order to lose weight.
Example sentences
  • Christina has had diabulimia for several years and she shares her story about how she went from obsessing over her insulin intake to fighting back and bringing awareness of this subject to others.
  • A dangerous disorder that can cause life-altering complications, diabulimia is a specific eating disorder that only affects people with type 1 diabetes.
  • I've been admitted for ketoacidosis twice in the past year because I suffer from diabulimia.


From diabetes + bulimia.

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Syllabification: di·a·bu·lim·i·a

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