Hi @AliceD Alice, stress can push us towards whatever stress relief behaviors we might have, so if that’s craving certain foods, stress can definitely have an affect similar to suffering from an eating disorder. I found a stress resource from the JDRF here is the link
I hope it helps a little.
When you are low your body releases “fight or flight “ hormones, similar to if you are about to get eaten by a tiger. In some people, your body is convinced it’s going to die. The urge will be to eat the entire house. It’s not easy to just correct what is needed to gently bring your blood sugar up a few point. It’s much more likely you will want to down a gallon of juice and eat a cake or box of donuts. I would not imagine that the cravings I get when I am low are an eating disorder but that’s just me.
There are self help groups you could look at that deal with the layers of feelings around binge eating. Probably the most recognizable is OA. (Over eaters anonymous). Hope you are doing ok. Cheers good luck