A diabetic woman claims to be "just days after death" after her weight has dropped to five stones (31.7 kg) after she has limited her insulin to lose weight.
Becky Rudkin, 30, has fought diabulimia – an eating disorder that affects people with type 1 diabetes – for five years.
The sales assistant was hospitalized in 2013 after her insulin levels became so dangerously low that one side of her body had become numb and she was struggling to breathe.
Ms. Rudkin, from Aberdeen, Scotland, was allegedly told by doctors that her body was about to close and kept her in the hospital for six weeks.
After changing her life, Mrs. Rudkin is now sharing her story raising awareness.
It is estimated that 40% of Type 1
women aged 15 to 30 regularly omit insulin for weight control, according to the NHS.
Becky Rudkin, 30, fought the diabulimia – an eating disorder that affects people with type 1 diabetes – for five years, until she falls to five stones (31.7 kg)
Ms. Rudkin, of Ab erdeen, in Scotland, turned life after admitting to hospital the left side of her body became numeric she was struggling to breathe
Mrs. Rudkin said: "Fighting an eating disorder is quite as dangerous as it is, but even diabetes can cause many more problems.
"They left me days after my death after limiting my insulin to a point where my body could not work."
Mrs. Rudkin had already suffered from anorexia before she was diagnosed with diabetes. type 1 at the age of 19 in 2007.
He had already spent years hiding his anorexia, eating a minimal amount of food every day and drinking sodas and water to feel full.
It was not until his diagnosis of diabetes that his anorexia was recognized by doctors.
"I struggled with my diet for years before I was diagnosed," Mrs. Rudkin said.
"But once I realized that I could control my weight by limiting my insulin, it all began to lose control.
" Having diabetes meant I could lose more weight quickly because my body needed insulin to break down the food I was eating.
"Not assuming I would be ill and my body was actually starving.
& # 39; While I was not overweight, I was in my head that I was. & # 39;
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Ms Rudkin suffered from diabulimia – 40 percent of women of type 1 between the ages of 15 and 30 use insulin for weight management, according to the NHS
WHAT IS DIABOLYMIA?
Diabulymia is the common term for when someone with type 1 diabetes uses insulin omission as a process for weight control.
Eating disorders present in different forms and with more serious consequences.
Insulin omission puts people at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis, which is fatal if left untreated.
Some people develop symptoms of anorexia nervosa and this also has an impact on diabetes control.
The nutritional consequences of hunger on the brain and the body are more pronounced when the control of insulin / glucose is suboptimal.
It is estimated that 40% of females aged 15-30 type 1 regularly omit insulin for weight control.
Complications include blindness, limb loss, blindness and neuropathy fatality
Insulin is a hormone that promotes the deposit of fat, thus avoiding taking or manipulating the doses, can lead to weight loss.
It can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, which can lead to coma or death.
Mrs. Rudkin said: "I would have difficulty breathing, I would have hallucinated and even lost the feeling on one side of my body " I became so fragile that you could see every bone in my body.
"In my worst point I could not even stand up, I could not go to the bathroom, I could not even go and talk to my mother downstairs – all I wanted to do was stay in bed
" After years of hospitalization and fighting diabetic coma, I decided to get help and start taking care of me.
"I understood after struck almost six years ago when I touched my lowest weight in 2013."
Ms. Rudkin claims she was not taken seriously by doctors at all. ; start.
"I felt terrible but I was not taken seriously by doctors," he said.
Mrs. Rudkin had already spent years in and out of the hospital, but argues that the "shortage of beds" was why she had been turned away.
He said: "They wanted to send me home as they had done so many times before, but this time I said" if I come home today I'll come back tomorrow in a body bag ".
" In the end they were able to hold me during the night; Initially I was in the heart unit before being taken in intensive care. "
Ms. Rudkin was left struggling for her life after her insulin levels are dangerously low
Now a healthy BMI after five years of recovery, Mrs. Rudkin wants to raise awareness
Mrs. Rudkin was in the hospital for six weeks while the doctors tried to increase the weight and stabilize his conditions  He added: "I have been in several comas during my battle on Diabulymia, some of which I do not remember sincerely.
"I was so fragile, but I'm so happy that something eventually clicked in my head.
& # 39 I think it was b because I was afraid that half of my body was numb and my breath was not going well, I was like nothing happened, I really need help. "
" I'm so happy to have managed to overcome it and live my
After spending the last five years rebuilding his life, Mrs. Rudkin he is a completely different person and has doubled his weight, putting it back to a healthy BMI.
He said: "I am really excited about this next chapter of my life and leaving Diabulimia behind my back.
"Now I look like a completely different person and I look back, I do not even recognize who I was then.
" It was not easy, but I feel optimistic about the future. & # 39;
& # 39; I need to share my story to show others how dangerous it is, I would not want anyone with diabetes to think that this is the best way to lose weight as it can be fatal. & # 39;