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Dying to be thin

Eating disorders can be particularly dangerous for women with Type 1 diabetes, who tinker with their insulin levels to lose weight

Jacqueline Lyons only realized after her daughter's death how much 'JJ,'’ a diabetic, was depriving herself of insulin in an effort to lose weight. Jacqueline Lyons only realized after her daughter's death how much "JJ,"’ a diabetic, was depriving herself of insulin in an effort to lose weight. (Globe Staff Photo / Yoon S. Byun)
By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / March 31, 2008

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She calls it black magic. Every time her jeans start feeling tight, she skips a few doses of the insulin she needs to treat her diabetes. The pounds slip off - but there's a price. (Full article: 1146 words)

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