Aarti Sharma was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in 2000. She holds a bachelors of science in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a former recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, and Endocrine Society NIH Research Grant. She is currently completing her medical training at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
"While eating disorders in type 1 diabetes represent a serious
women's health problem in diabetes, relatively little is known
about best treatment practices and strategies for prevention. Ms.
Sharma has made a significant and comprehensive contribution to
raising awareness and understanding of eating disorders and type 1
- Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Joslin Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"This book is an incredible summary of the available knowledge
on pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment option of diabulimia,
a condition which has neither been recognized nor viewed as a
medical disease for many years. It is extremely important to be
able to diagnose its medical and psychological complications. I
would definitely recommend this book for any level of health care
professionals involved in the care of type I diabetes
- Marina Basina, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University Medical Center
Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism
"Aarti's book is the first of its kind; a much needed resource
for patients and clinicians alike in the battle against diabulimia.
It shows an in-depth understanding of how this disease works and
the devastating effect it can have. This should be required reading
for every healthcare professional working in the field of
- Erin M. Akers, CEO of Diabulimia Helpline
"Ms. Sharma's expertise in diabetes combines with her personal
history of struggling with "diabulimia" to afford us the leverage
of her rare vantage point. Her knowledge about "diabulimia" brings
readers to explore not only what the illness is and how it
develops, but more importantly, what we can do about it."
- Maryjeanne Hunt, author of Eating to Lose: Healing from a Life of Diabulimia (Demos Health)