Eating disorders among diabetics: a case report and literature review

W V Med J. 1992 Jul;88(7):276-8.


This report describes the challenging clinical problem of the coexistence of an eating disorder and diabetes mellitus in the same patient. Review of prior cases reveals young female, anorexic diabetics are most frequently reported. A review of previously published surveys indicates the prevalence of eating disorders among diabetics is 11 percent. Relevant clinical interactions from the biologic, psychologic and family perspectives are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa / complications
  • Bulimia / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prevalence