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Psychological and medical problems in prevention and treatment of eating disorders among people with type 1 diabetes

Agata Juruć, Maia Kubiak, Bogna Wierusz-Wysocka
DOI: 10.5603/DK.2016.0005
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Clinical Diabetology 2016;5(1):26-31.

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Vol 5, No 1 (2016)
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Abstract

Eating disorders have been recognized as a serious clinical problem in developing countries. They can also cause many mental and physical disorders in adolescents and young adults. A lot of patients with type 1 diabetes frequently manipulate with insulin doses in order to control their body weight. This phenomenon is known as diabulimia. Type 1 diabetes and eating disorders usually affect teenagers and young adults and can lead to serious health consequences. Very often they are not noticed by social environment. However, they may be recognized relatively early by a diabetologist, if he is aware of this possibility, basing on the patient’s somatic symptoms. Due to the growing problem of eating disorders among people with type 1 diabetes we decided to look at this phenomenon and to draw attention to its characteristics, risk factors, ways of treatment and interventions in cases of suspecting diabulimia.

Abstract

Eating disorders have been recognized as a serious clinical problem in developing countries. They can also cause many mental and physical disorders in adolescents and young adults. A lot of patients with type 1 diabetes frequently manipulate with insulin doses in order to control their body weight. This phenomenon is known as diabulimia. Type 1 diabetes and eating disorders usually affect teenagers and young adults and can lead to serious health consequences. Very often they are not noticed by social environment. However, they may be recognized relatively early by a diabetologist, if he is aware of this possibility, basing on the patient’s somatic symptoms. Due to the growing problem of eating disorders among people with type 1 diabetes we decided to look at this phenomenon and to draw attention to its characteristics, risk factors, ways of treatment and interventions in cases of suspecting diabulimia.

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Keywords

eating disorders; diabulimia; type 1 diabetes

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Title

Psychological and medical problems in prevention and treatment of eating disorders among people with type 1 diabetes

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 5, No 1 (2016)

Pages

26-31

DOI

10.5603/DK.2016.0005

Bibliographic record

Clinical Diabetology 2016;5(1):26-31.

Keywords

eating disorders
diabulimia
type 1 diabetes

Authors

Agata Juruć
Maia Kubiak
Bogna Wierusz-Wysocka

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