Erin M. Akers
Erin created the oldest and longest-running support group for diabulimia in 2008 and then went on to found Diabulimia Helpline in 2009, the world's first non-profit organization dedicated to support, awareness and advocacy for those struggling with diabetes and eating disorders. She trains eating disorder centers and implement a diabulimia program at centers across the country, as well as teaching at diabetes clinics all over the U.S. Erin can be found in numerous publications, such as Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Health, Diabetes care, and PLAID. She has also appeared on Huffington Post Live, NBC News, and Discovery Health Channel. She launched the Healthcare Professionals Education series in January 2013 to target diabetes professionals, and their lack of understanding about eating disorders. She consulted for Duke University on a research project investigating behavioral triggers around food and insulin in type 1 diabetics. Erin is a member of Diabetes Advocates, Binge Eating Disorder Association, a National Eating Disorder Association partner and an Americans for Access Board member.