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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-08003

Raising Awareness of Diabulimia

Submitted by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, September 29, 2017

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Michelle Ballantyne, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Peter Chapman, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Maurice Corry, John Finnie, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Iain Gray, Jamie Greene, Alison Harris, Alison Johnstone, Liam Kerr, Monica Lennon, Gordon Lindhurst, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Liz Smith, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, Maree Todd, Adam Tomkins, Brian Whittle
Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament notes the work being carried out to raise public awareness of diabulimia, which is a little known, but extremely dangerous, eating disorder among people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), who avoid taking their insulin in an attempt to lose weight; understands that, due to its unique nature, it is not officially recognised as a medical condition and that, consequently, many people do not receive the support that they need; notes that it impacts on men and women in Glasgow and across the country; understands that, in the UK, an estimated 40% of young women aged 15-30 with T1D have the condition, and notes the calls for a greater understanding of diabulimia and the provision of new and improved specialist support.