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Dual Diagnosis: Eating Disorders and Diabetes

Identifying symptoms of disordered eating in diabetics.


An Evidence-Based resource from the Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders subunit of SCAN.


The close attention to the connection between food intake, blood glucose levels, and insulin dosages as well as the restoration of weight upon diagnosis may contribute to the increased risk for eating disorders. Women with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) are almost 2.5 times as likely to develop an eating disorder than those without diabetes. Correlations with binge eating disorder and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) also exist.

Length: 1 page, double-sided

Intended Audience: Registered Dietitians, Healthcare Professionals

Key Words: Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, Diabetes


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