My teen daughter is cognitively impaired with type one diabetes. She is pretty low functioning.
She will steal food when we are stores, other people's homes, and from purses. I have seen her eating out of the garbage and off the floor; it doesn't matter to her.
We have tried counseling and she is completely lost there. She just says nothing or babbles about nothing.
We have tried locking the cupboards, put up motion detection up and alarms on doors; but she just shuts them off. She has outsmarted me on every attempt.
It would be different if she would take just one or even two items but she takes everything and eats it all in one setting.
I should mention she is a adopted foster child and came to me at ten. The problem has gone on for a long time before me.
I can't be the only one who has this problem. HELP oh she does not purge. Her weight is increasing and if I put her on a diet I am afraid it will make the problem worse.