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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.

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There are many guidelines on when it’s best to inject your insulin before food and so on. Now we know that there are many factors that can affect when you should take insulin (if you are like me on MDI). For me, I always start with the guidelines I’ve been given from my endo and then adjust and make changes for what suits me the best in different situations ☺️ •

Well, now to the point! I notice that I have a tendency to put my insulin pen on the table 😂 just because I know that I can be “charmed” by the company and the food. Just to not forget to take it, lol 😇 am I rude? Am I alone doing this 💕
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Did you know that the actual diabetes care product may only be 10% of the total weight and volume that was delivered? •

I am proud to be a part of the @type1eu ’s amazing campaign! “Reduce Diabetes Technology waste” 💙 •

An insulin dependent diabetic may use one out of syringes, insulin pens or insulin pumps to administer insulin. They would also use glucometers, CGMs or FGMs to monitor BG. Diabetic waste generated may be different for different people depending on what tools they use. However, the waste is a problem! •

Do join the campaign and collect diabetes technology waste and follow @Type1EU on social media #ReduceDiabetesTechnologyWaste #type1eu
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This blonde “queen of injections” have had a really lovely weekend 👸🌸 #t1dlookslikeme ...

Sun is out and so is my sensor #t1dlookslikeme ...

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