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Sara Mobäck is one of the 50,000 people in Sweden who have type 1 diabetes – and on top of that, she also suffered from severe disease Anorexia Nervosa. Today, she talks about her experiences of going from an unhealthy calorie count to a healthy lifestyle.

Through the blog saramoback.com, she wants to inspire and motivate people with type 1 diabetes to not stop dreaming despite chronic illness.

Sara Mobäck got her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age 13. A few years later, she bumped into another roadblock. Her focus on food and showing the best blood sugar curve made her stop eating carbohydrates, and daily training became a must – in 2016 she was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa.

Diabetes management is only half the battle to get people with eating disorders back to a normal life. The most challenging part of treating is self-acceptance.

In her deepest struggle, she decided to change her way of living. In 2013, she founded Diabeteskvinnan.se. She was tired of all myths and the huge lack of knowledge of her illness. She wants to encourage a positive perspective and way of living with Type 1 Diabetes. Today, she have a daily reach of thousands of people all over the world. Through talks, blogs, meet-up events and much more – Sara has dedicated her life to share her extensive experience of challenges that can arise for people with diabetes. 

Food is a central part of a diabetic’s everyday life and it is common that the focus on food develops in to an eating disorder. One thing that I had to remember – and still have to keep in mind every single day – is that staying healthy with an eating disorder requires my full dedication and discipline to cope. There is a huge lack of knowledge on how to identify whether a person with diabetes has an eating disorder or not.

@saramoback

My diabetes diagnosis is not my fault, but what I do with it is my responsibility. I choose to advocate for better quality of life through the way we think. Diabetes isn’t the problem, it’s the way we think about it.
Small habits lead to big change.
I have the control over my diabetes management and you can have it to.
I have control over my diabetes (with helps from all these amazing equipment). And you can have it too. Make small changes, try out and maybe change again, and you’ll see positive results!
Stay educated, stay in touch, stay happy and stay positive! 💕 #t1dlookslikeme
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My week has been though. My blood sugar has been a roller coaster (and my mood) and I had no idea why! But, now I know. I have this awful cold and this is perhaps one of the reasons. Now it’s soon a new week and I’m already feeling much better and I am gonna swing this week just like this fabulous skirt ✌🏻💙 #t1dlookslikeme ...

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I don’t have an ass made of stone... But! I have rock solid control of my diabetes 😘 #t1dlookslikeme ...

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Don’t forget. Keeping our blood sugars in range is good for us. And, with that said, it doesn’t matter how many units of insulin you need. Your body, your rules! #t1dlookslikeme ...

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