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There’s Help. There’s Hope! The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues. This blog is a place for us to share the latest happenings at The Emily Program, as well as helpful tidbits from the broader eating disorder community. Subscribe via RSS to receive automatic updates. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@emilyprogram.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

Managing Diabetes and an Eating Disorder

Having a medical condition such as diabetes can be complicated with an eating disorder. Due to the complexity of this type of situation, The Emily Program dietitians help clients navigate and plan to mitigate problems.

There are two factors that can overwhelm people who struggle with diabetes and eating disorders. For one, it can become compensatory to overdose insulin as a means of “purging.” In addition, it can hard to manage the diabetic diet itself because it has many guidelines that may feel like food rules to someone working on neutralizing food judgments.

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10 Tips to Holiday Cheer

By Sina Teskey, R.D., L.D., The Emily Program

Eating disorders can make holidays a stressful time. They are often an uninvited guest that wants to join in family and social gatherings. Thoughts about eating, weight, festive parties and memories of past holidays can bring up anxiety and urges. Instead of isolating, try using these tips and ideas that have helped other people in recovery navigate the holidays.

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What makes FBT most effective?

Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

By Dr. Mark Warren

For several years it’s been clear that Family Based Therapy (FBT) has the most evidence-based support for its effectiveness with recovery rates in the 50-60% range for adolescents with anorexia who have been ill for less than three years. This number is two to three times better than other therapies for this patient population.

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Diagnosing an Eating Disorder in an Overweight Teen

Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

By Dr. Mark Warren

The DSM V has brought formal recognition to a significant issue in those with eating disorders that have been previously excluded. The disorder “atypical anorexia” describes an individual who meet the criteria for anorexia, however despite significant weight loss the individual’s weight is within or above the normal range.

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Onsite Tours at The Emily Program

September brought our very first professional Onsite tour. The Emily Program hosted four guest clinicians from Oklahoma, Indiana, New Jersey, and Iowa for two days while they learned about The Emily Program. Upon arrival to Minnesota, our guests were given the opportunity to have an intimate dinner with Executive Director Dirk Miller, and Senior Director, Business and Community Development Jillian Lampert. The following day provided a wealth of knowledge about The Emily Program with presentations from many of our department leads, as well as the opportunity to participate in an experiential lunch, and a brief yoga session. We look forward to continuing to grow this program, and welcome more guests to learn about The Emily Program’s amazing services and philosophy!

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Obamacare and the Benefits for Those in Eating Disorder Treatment

Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

By Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — better known as Obamacare — will be well on its way toward full implementation. Because of the many myths and fears due to this change, CCED would like to summarize the facts of the law and the benefits to those in eating disorder treatment.

Simply put, Obamacare provides an avenue to insurance for all Americans. It in no way represents a government takeover of health care.

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