"Prior to finding DEDA, I didn't think recovery was possible and I was sure there was no help available. DEDA is a badly needed resource."

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"DEDA has helped me so much I don't have the words to explain"

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"DEDA is a beacon of shining, warm
light that keeps me from being consumed
by the darkness of diabulimia"

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"DEDA has been a fantastic support network. DEDA has helped me gain access to strategies and ways I can change unhealthy mindsets and habits through the experience of others in a similar situation"

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  • Support

    At DEDA, we understand that having diabetes and disordered eating or an eating disorder can be tough! Receive support and non-medical advice from others in the same boat

  • Advocacy

    DEDA is dedicated to advocating for improved services and working along side your health providers to ensure you are getting the best possible treatment

  • Information

    DEDA provides easily accessible information on all things related to diabetes and eating disorders for you, your loved ones, and your health care providers


    real stories

    What the experts are saying...

    “DEDA plays an invaluable role by raising awareness and providing sufferers with support and information, which is the most crucial first step towards treatment. I am appreciative for what DEDA provides and fully endorse their work.”
    - Dr Roger Mysliwiec, Eating Disorders Specialist, Auckland

    “DEDA plays an invaluable role by raising awareness and providing sufferers with support and information, which is the most crucial first step towards treatment. I am appreciative for what DEDA provides and fully endorse their work.”
    - Dr Roger Mysliwiec, Eating Disorders Specialist, Auckland

    “DEDA plays an invaluable role by raising awareness and providing sufferers with support and information, which is the most crucial first step towards treatment. I am appreciative for what DEDA provides and fully endorse their work.”

    - Dr Roger Mysliwiec, Eating Disorders Specialist, Auckland

    “DEDA provides a wealth of information as well as being an anonymous, non-judgemental access for sufferers looking for help. It also is a highly informative and valuable resource for professionals involved in the care of patients with diabetes who might have diabulimia.”

    - Professor Paul Hofman, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Auckland

    “DEDA provides a wealth of information as well as being an anonymous, non-judgemental access for sufferers looking for help. It also is a highly informative and valuable resource for professionals involved in the care of patients with diabetes who might have diabulimia.”

    - Professor Paul Hofman, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Auckland

    “DEDA provides a wealth of information as well as being an anonymous, non-judgemental access for sufferers looking for help. It also is a highly informative and valuable resource for professionals involved in the care of patients with diabetes who might have diabulimia.”

    - Professor Paul Hofman, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Auckland

    What the experts are saying...

    “DEDA offers support and advice to the person [with diabetes and an eating disorder] as well as to health professionals which is crucial for rapport, safety and communication. I support the work DEDA is doing in this area, and consider them a valuable resource.”

    - Kirsty Newton, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Wellington

    “DEDA offers support and advice to the person [with diabetes and an eating disorder] as well as to health professionals which is crucial for rapport, safety and communication. I support the work DEDA is doing in this area, and consider them a valuable resource.”

    - Kirsty Newton, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Wellington

    “DEDA offers support and advice to the person [with diabetes and an eating disorder] as well as to health professionals which is crucial for rapport, safety and communication. I support the work DEDA is doing in this area, and consider them a valuable resource.”

    - Kirsty Newton, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Wellington

    What the experts are saying...

    “[DEDA] has made information about diabetes and disordered eating accessible to consumers, health professionals, and support people. I strongly endorse this endeavour and am regularly sharing this valuable resource.”

    - Dr Jo McClintock, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Waikato

    “[DEDA] has made information about diabetes and disordered eating accessible to consumers, health professionals, and support people. I strongly endorse this endeavour and am regularly sharing this valuable resource.”

    - Dr Jo McClintock, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Waikato

    “[DEDA] has made information about diabetes and disordered eating accessible to consumers, health professionals, and support people. I strongly endorse this endeavour and am regularly sharing this valuable resource.”

    - Dr Jo McClintock, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Waikato

    What the experts are saying...

    “Eating disorders in type 1 diabetes are all too common and present a serious women's health problem. DEDA provides a unique service by raising awareness of this dual diagnosis, providing treatment referrals, and helping people to access much needed support and understanding. Its staff is professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to promoting recovery”

    - Dr Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    “Eating disorders in type 1 diabetes are all too common and present a serious women's health problem. DEDA provides a unique service by raising awareness of this dual diagnosis, providing treatment referrals, and helping people to access much needed support and understanding. Its staff is professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to promoting recovery”

    - Dr Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    “Eating disorders in type 1 diabetes are all too common and present a serious women's health problem. DEDA provides a unique service by raising awareness of this dual diagnosis, providing treatment referrals, and helping people to access much needed support and understanding. Its staff is professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to promoting recovery”

    - Dr Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    What the experts are saying...

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