For type 1 diabetics, purposeful blood sugar control walks a fine line between healthy management and irrepressible obsession. Being a ‘good diabetic’ and living with an eating disorder share a lot of common ground. Both require diligent attention to food and body weight. Perpetual calculation and accuracy are imperative, as both of these demand accountability for every morsel of food that passes your lips. And just to make matters more confusing, candy is forbidden in one moment and in the next it becomes a life saving medicine.