Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and eating disorders: a prevalence study

Compr Psychiatry. May-Jun 1990;31(3):205-10. doi: 10.1016/0010-440x(90)90003-b.

Abstract

There have been numerous reports in the recent literature suggesting a relationship between diabetes mellitus and the eating disorders. In the current investigation, 97 pediatric diabetes patients were administered a modified version of the Eating Habits Questionnaire, which included items specific to diabetes mellitus based on DSM-III-R criteria. None of this sample were diagnosed as anorexic and only one patient was diagnosed as currently bulimic. Possible reasons for the higher prevalence rates reported for other samples are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anorexia Nervosa / complications*
  • Anorexia Nervosa / epidemiology
  • Anorexia Nervosa / psychology
  • Bulimia / complications*
  • Bulimia / epidemiology
  • Bulimia / psychology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / psychology
  • Female
  • Florida / epidemiology
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Insulin / administration & dosage
  • Male
  • Patient Compliance
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Insulin