This blog will follow the making of the Radio Documentary ‘Diabulimia: The Hidden Struggle’ that will explore the unknown world of Diabulimia – an eating disorder which occurs in Diabetics who deliberately take too little insulin to lose weight. This blog will include audio and video clips, as well as different plans and interviews for the documentary and personal perspective blog posts about how I feel the documentary is progressing.
About the project:
My name is Charlotte Petty and I am a 20 year old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University.
As part of my third and final year, I have to create an MMP – Major Multimedia Project – about a topic and in the format of my choice. I have decided to create a radio documentary and an online multimedia blog for my project about raising awareness and exploring the unknown world of Diabulimia – a diabetic specific eating disorder.
I have chosen Diabulimia for my documentary as I feel it is an important issue that has little to no awareness. When researching into it and discussing the topic with my peers, I found that not a single person had even heard of it and that there hasn’t been much research into this, which is why i’m hoping my documentary will raise more awareness.