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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ED-DMT1, “DIABULIMIA”
At Alsana, we believe that all individuals with an eating disorder deserve holistic care adapted to their unique needs. For individuals with co-occurring eating disorders and diabetes mellitus type I, a safe, inviting environment with professionals who specialize in both diagnoses is vital…
We Are Here to Help
If you or someone you love is currently struggling with Type 1 diabetes, treatment options are available to work with the delicate nature of this condition. It’s important to be informed about the complexity of the disease, and ask for help if struggling with any issue surrounding how to care for and love your body.
Allergy or Rigidity? Getting honest about diet restrictions
With all of the diet trends, allergies, and food fads out there, eating disorder behavior can hide in plain sight more easily than ever. At Alsana, we work with each individual client to help them untangle their food beliefs, dietary restrictions, and nutritional needs.