Higher drive for thinness in adolescent males with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus compared with healthy controls

Acta Paediatr. 2003;92(1):114-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2003.tb00480.x.

Abstract

Eating behaviour in adolescent males with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) living in central Sweden was compared with that of healthy age-matched male controls using the Eating Disorder Inventory for Children and an interview. The patients were heavier than controls (p = 0.004) and had higher Drive for Thinness scores (p = 0.002). None was diagnosed as having a current eating disorder.

Conclusion: The results of the study may indicate an increased risk of future eating disorders in males with IDDM.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anorexia Nervosa / diagnosis
  • Anorexia Nervosa / etiology*
  • Body Image*
  • Body Mass Index
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Somatoform Disorders / etiology