Helpful support and information

Peer ComPASSION is a peer support group for people who have Type 1 diabetes and eating disorders, launched in collaboration between Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust eating disorder service and the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust Diabetes team, at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.  It is open to anyone in the UK with type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder and is facilitated by people who have lived experience of an eating disorder, or an eating disorder and Type 1 diabetes. Peer ComPASSION – Jess GriffithsJess Griffiths

BEAT is the UK national charity for those affected by eating disorders.  The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity – Beat (

BEAT run a number of eating disorder online support groups for those with eating disorders and also for carers. You don’t have to have a formal diagnosis of an eating disorder to use any of our groups.   

BEAT offer free, confidential Helplines are for anyone affected by an eating disorder. They’re open 365 days a year from 9am – midnight on weekdays and 4pm – midnight weekends and bank holidays. Trained advisors will listen without judgement and offer you guidance and support.

England:0808 801 6770 |
Scotland:0808 801 0432 |
Wales:0808 801 0433 |
Northern Ireland:0808 801 0434 |

DWED is the only UK charity to have existed in the UK to support and advocate for people that have type 1 diabetes and struggle with any kind of eating disorder. Sadly it ceased operating in 2022 but it’s webpage still exists with a number of resources available within it. 

The Type 1 Diabetes and Disordered Eating Podcast.  A podcast series hosted by Ariella Thompson, all about type 1 diabetes and disordered eating.   The T1DE Podcast on Apple Podcasts

Video resources:
Supporting someone with diabulimia – Diabetes UK is a video of Dr Khalida Ismail, Consultant Psychiatrist, talking with a person with T1DE about how best to support someone with T1DE.

Swimming with the T1DE – This film (created by Breathe Creative, in partnership with the All Wales Diabetes Implementation Group – AWDIG) raises awareness of the association between, and risks of, type 1 diabetes and eating disorders. Swimming with the T1DE 

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