We Are Diabetes offers a free referral service to any type 1 diabetic who is suffering from an eating disorder, or is struggling with the emotional impact of living with this difficult disease. We Are Diabetes has networked with treatment centers, doctors, therapists and counselors throughout the nation in order to help you find the most educated and empathetic healthcare professionals available. Please contact us at inf...@wearediabetes.org for more information.

Recovering from diabulimia is never easy. While it is already a challenge to recover from any type of eating disorder, type 1 diabetics suffering from diabulimia offer even more of a challenge for treatment facilities because the patient must be treated from both a traditional method focusing on therapy and self-acceptance and from a medical standpoint. A type 1 diabetic will always have to be very aware of food and its nutritional content and needs constant blood sugar level monitoring. In order for someone with type 1 diabetes to accept the help and recovery that a treatment center offers there must be a well trained and educated staff that not only have an understanding of someone suffering from an eating disorder but have an understanding of the hundreds of factors that a person with type 1 diabetes must consider when eating a meal or taking an insulin injection.

Not every treatment facility has the ability to treat a type 1 diabetic who is suffering from an eating disorder. Some centers may claim that they have had experience with diabetics, but claiming to have experince is not necessarily the same thing as providing all of the integral components needed for a successful recovery. Below are brief descriptions of the treatment facilities in the United States that offer a fully developed treatment track for type 1 diabetics suffering from an eating disorder. We Are Diabetes fully supports and recommends the following treatment centers.

Park Nicollet Melrose Center

St. Louis Park, Minnesota -- Park Nicollet Melrose Center is a specialty center designed to give its patients the best in personalized eating disorder care. For over 25 years Park Nicollet has been a leader in offering personalized, family-based therapy and has helped many individuals deal with their eating problems. The Melrose Center offers inpatient living as well as multiple outpatient programs and partners with the St. Louis Park school system to help students continue their education during treatment. The Melrose Center collaborates with the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet for their specialized ED-DMT1 program to treat those who are struggling with the dual diagnosis of an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes.

Website: parknicollet.com
Phone: (952) 993-6200

Center for Change

Orem, Utah -- Center for Change is committed to helping type one diabetic women and adolescent girls break free and fully recover from their eating disorders. This wonderful facility is fully capable in the treatment of ED-DMT1 and have had years of experience with the type one diabetic population. Center for Change believes that each patient deserves an opportunity to have a "fresh start" with the treatment of their diabetes. Safety, acceptance of their diabetes diagnosis, and independence are core principles that are addressed and monitored throughout their treatment stay. The care team for a T1D patient includes regular visits with an Endocrinologist, CDE, Psychiatrist, and Dietitian. All of the Center for Change staff is educated, trained and qualified to aid in the complete care and treatment of each individual patient who is suffering with the dual diagnosis of type one diabetes and an eating disorder.

Website: centerforchange.com
Phone: (888) 224-8250

IDC Eating Disorder Care

Royal Oak, Michigan -- IDC Eating Disorder Care provides a balanced combination of traditional and holistic modalities for eating disorder recovery and related addictions for adults and mature teens. They also offer the opportunity for self-transformation and personal growth while working with eating disorders across the spectrum including anorexia, bulimia, diabulimia, orthorexia and binge eating disorder.

IDC Eating Disorder Care provides a warm, inviting, and nurturing, non-hospital environment. This facility is available to patients from beginning to end of their treatment cycle, providing partial hospitalization (day) treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient psychotherapy for eating disorders. The staff at IDC work closely, as a team, with each participant - along with their originating treatment team if referred from outside the facility - to communicate progress and suggestions for maximizing continued recovery.

Website: idcedc.com
Phone: (248) 336-2868

Eating Recovery Center

Denver, Colorado -- A licensed, Joint Commission-accredited behavioral hospital, Eating Recovery Center was founded by a team of leading experts whose goal was to fuse evidence-based findings and innovation to create a center of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders. This facility offers the full spectrum of eating disorders treatment services for female and male adults, adolescents and children, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient programs.

When it comes to lasting recovery for you, your loved one or your patient, the expertise of the treatment team is of critical importance. Eating Recovery Center brings together a team of compassionate experts with robust experience in assessment of and intervention for eating disorders that recognize that the true challenge to sustainable recovery occurs outside the treatment environment and following discharge. As a result, Eating Recovery Center's treatment philosophy is rooted in not only individualized assessment and clinical intervention for eating disorders, but also aftercare planning. The multidisciplinary treatment team collaborates with patients, families and outpatient professionals to develop a post-discharge plan of care that addresses each patient's distinctive medical, psychological and situational challenges to protect their recovery.

In addition to its comprehensive, Denver-based treatment programs offering the full spectrum of eating disorders care, Eating Recovery Center provides centers of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders across the country. Sacramento-based Eating Recovery Center of California offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services, as well as Outpatient Services in Fresno, and The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Step-Down Services in Bellevue, Washington.

Website: eatingrecoverycenter.com
Phone: (877) 825-8584

Center for Hope of the Sierras

Reno, Nevada -- Recovery through Center for Hope of the Sierras involves educating residents about their bodies and their conditions so that they can learn to regulate the amount of sugar and carbohydrates they're consuming. The staff will help residents find the balance between appropriate insulin intake and, if necessary, slow, gradual weight restoration while closely monitoring the individual's progress. Residents will find a balanced, healthy weight they can be happy with, without feeling compelled to abuse insulin. Treatment includes: comprehensive medical management including nutrition education and rehabilitation, blood sugar monitoring and testing, insulin administration as well as a monitored exercise program. There is also individual, group and family therapy that addresses the food, weight, body image and interpersonal issues underlying an eating disorder, as well as the emotional factors that are interfering with responsible self-care for the treatment of diabetes.

Website: centerforhopeofthesierras.com
Phone: (866) 690-7242

We Are Diabetes has created an extensive National Provider Network Database with listings for individual providers and eating disorder treatment programs across the USA. If you're searching for a therapist, endocrinologist, or treatment program in your area please reach out to us.

We Are Diabetes also develops sponsorship relationships with treatment programs that are fully capable of providing the proper care and support for an individual struggling with ED-DMT1. If you feel your organization qualifies and are interested in finding out more about our Treatment Affiliates program, please reach out to us.


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