I have read most of these books myself and many can be used to treat diabulimia, you just need to know how to apply it. Most of these books are available on either or


Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure - A fabulous guide to recovering from bulimia. Includes different sections i.e. what to do if you relapse and can definitely be applied to diabulimia. Provides insight on to why we place ourselves in a never ending cycle of an eating disorder and how to break free from it but beware, with this book, you need to fully commit to it and work hard.

Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery by Kate Middleton - I read this book a few years a go during a period of anorexia and it really helped me. Very basic yet useful information on figuring out whether or not you are suffering with an eating disorder and how to go about treating it.

Bulimics on Bulimia by Maria Stavrou - This book provides a brilliant insight in to bulimia however the best bit is that it actually has a section with an account of diabulimia. Definitely a highly recommended read.

Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family: One Parent's Practical Guide to Recovery by Gráinne Smith - My mother read this book and praises it highly. Provides an insight in to what it is like to see an eating disorder 'move' in to your home and take over your child.

Overcoming Bulimia Workbook: Your Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Guide to Recovery by Randi E. McCabe, Traci L. McFarlane, and Marion P. Olmsted - This book has a classic CBT approach. Full of useful exercises etc, this book will greatly help you in your recovery. CBT has been proven to be the best therapy for most of those with bulimia. Friendly and hands on, this book is one to watch.

Susie Orbach on Eating by Susie Orbach - Susie Orbach was Princess Diana's therapist, who was also said to suffer with bulimia. This book provides advice on how to challenge how we feel about what we eat, so that we eat when we are hungry, eat what we want to eat to satisfy us and stop when we are full. 'Mindful eating' can be a very useful part of recovery.


Blood Sugar 101: What They Don't Tell You About Diabetes by Jenny Ruhl - This book is written by the people at Full of the answers to questions such as.. What is a normal blood sugar? How does diabetes develop? What really causes diabetes? What blood sugar levels cause complications? Must you deteriorate? What diet is right for you? How can you make that diet work? What medications are safe? What supplements lower blood sugar? Written in clear and understandable language, this book provides all the tools needed to understand how blood sugar works and achieve blood sugar health.

Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin by Gary Scheiner - This is a fabulous book that really gives you a good understanding of how vital and important insulin is for body, mind and our emotions. Useful for diabulimics as it provides a list of advantages for taking insulin and the drawbacks of not taking insulin. A highly recommended read, especially good for motivation to be well.

Needles: A Memoir of Growing Up with Diabetes by Andie Dominick - This is a memoir of growing up with diabetes and features what could be perceived as diabulimia. The author's sister (also diabetic) rejects her diabetes and cannot comes to terms with it and dies as a result of self-neglect. Her sister's death soon makes her realise how vulnerable she is to going down the same path. A highly emotive read.


7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey - A brilliant book focusing on self-improvement in a constructive, positive manner. Very easy to read and extremely motivating, this book is fantastic for personal development.

The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon - A fun book, this book is very girly and a great read for ways to improve your body image. Find out how to do things such as finding the perfect bra, make-up bag essentials, closet cleaning the eBay way, essential discount websites, seasonal trends, and a body shape guide, tips for a clutter-free home, and much more. Sometimes eating disorders can become so entrenching we need to remember that we are still women and still deserve to indulge in the finer things!

How to Have Creative Ideas: 62 Exercises to Develop the Mind by Edward De Bono - Brilliant as a distraction when things are not going too well, this book is full of ideas and exercises to keep the mind active. Often when we are ill, in recovery or inpatient our brain can appear to be a bit 'dead' and your concentration may diminish. This book will ensure that your brain stays in tip top condition and most of all it's FUN!

Random Acts of Kindness: 365 Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place by Danny Wallace - I bought this book one summer and, with two friends, we went in to town and got through as many of these 'ways' as possible. Basically they are good, yet random deeds that you do for people and they make you feel fantastic. Brilliant if you are feeling a little low and need a pick me up.

What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter
- This book is fantastic for distracting you when you are going through a rough time as writing is deeply therapeutic and has done wonders for me during recovery. This book will provide you with 'what if' situations designed to spark your imagination and get you writing.

The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Katharine A. Phillips - Body dysmorphic disorder affects many people with eating disorders as it is often the underlying foundation. This book enables readers to get a basic understanding of the techniques that have been successfully used to treat patients with this disorder. A good read even if you do not suffer with classic body dysmorphic disorder but have an eating disorder as they are very similar.

Bipolar Disorder - The Ultimate Guide by Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders - Bipolar also affects many people with eating disorders. This is a very simple yet comprehensive guide on symptoms, what to do if you suffer with bipolar, treatment and the affects on family. Also features many first hand experiences.