Eating Disorders Are More Common in Diabetes Patients
Johnson, Kate, Clinical Psychiatry News
MONTREAL -- Eating disorders occur twice as often in adolescent girls and young women with type 1 diabetes mellitus, compared with their nondiabetic peers, and prepubertal diabetic girls should be screened for these disorders routinely, experts said at an international conference sponsored by the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Studies show that full-syndrome eating disorders are present in 10%, and subthreshold disorders in 14%, of adolescent girls with diabetes, compared with 4% and 8% respectively in healthy age-matched controls, said Patricia Colton, M.D., of the University of Toronto. Her own work in diabetic girls aged 9-14 years found an 8% prevalence of subthreshold eating disorders, compared with 1% in …
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Publication information: Article title: Eating Disorders Are More Common in Diabetes Patients. Contributors: Johnson, Kate - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 33. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2005. Page number: 32. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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