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Mod4 Art3 - Module 4 Article 3 TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS...

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TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS DIABETES / EATING DISORDERS Eating disorders are found to be common in female adolescents with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes mellitus, and are associated with impaired metabolic control and insulin omission for weight loss. In a multicenter study, 356 females (12 to 19 years old) with type 1 diabetes were compared to 1098 age-matched nondiabetic females. Participants were assessed for the presence of an eating disorder as well as for eating-disordered behaviors and attitudes. Data were based on patients’ self-report. Females with diabetes were more than twice as likely to have an eating disorder than were nondiabetic females (10% vs 4%). Females with diabetes were also more likely to have a subthreshold eating disorder (ie, eating disturbances that are milder than eating disorders) than were nondiabetic females (14% vs 8%). Females with diabetes were more likely to engage in binge eating than were nondiabetic females (30% vs 23%). Dieting for the purpose of los- ing weight was less likely among females with diabetes than among nondiabetic females (12% vs 23%). However,
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