Jacqueline M. Duda Bio

Jacqueline M. Duda is a freelance health writer in the Washington, D.C. area. She specializes in writing about diabetes, autoimmune disease, cancer, mental health, and many other health topics. In addition to dLife, some of her recent articles appear in Woman’s Day, Costco Connection, and The New Physician, as well as the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Nicole Purcell
I am body dysmorphic. Since my teens, I have had what has been diagnosed as a distorted view of my weight, shape, and size. It is challenging, and it really does make living with diabetes even more difficult. For three days, in spite of no changes in a regimented eating and exercise routine, I have felt gigantic. I can barely look in the mirror because I don't like what I see. I feel as if I have tons of fat beneath my skin, just pulsing against the pores. I feel like...