Alsana Eating Recovery Centers announces specialized treatment program for diabetic clients.
World-renowned clinical leaders develop holistic ED-DMT1 (diabulimia) care program.
(Thousand Oaks, CA) February 25, 2020 – Alsana Eating Recovery Centers announced today that it has launched a specialized program focusing on diabetic clients with a co-occurring eating disorder. Individuals with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of developing an eating disorder1. The health consequences of co-occurring eating disorders and diabetes are serious and can be life-threatening.
Diabulimia is the colloquial name for the dual diagnosis of a person who manipulates their insulin doses in an attempt to control their weight. More formally, these behaviors are referred to as “eating disorder-diabetes mellitus type 1,” or ED-DMT1.
Chief Medical Officer, Margherita Mascolo, MD, CEDS, and Chief Nursing Officer, Lyn Goldring, BN, RN, CEDRN are the acclaimed clinical leaders at Alsana who collaborated on the ED-DMT1 program, which is based on Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model™. “There is an overwhelming need for a specialized treatment program that ensures clients with co-occurring eating disorders and diabetes get the comprehensive, holistic care they need for a full recovery,” said Mascolo. “We are thrilled to provide this unique clinical offering and help even more individuals heal.”
The ED-DMT1 treatment program is currently being offered in Westlake Village, California at all levels of care including residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive-outpatient settings. Specially trained ED-DMT1 staff and 24/7 on-site nursing ensure that clients receive the highest level of care and will be guided by experienced professionals as they journey toward full recovery.
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