Prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia among young diabetic women

J Clin Psychiatry. 1985 Mar;46(3):88-9.


To assess the prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia among young diabetic women, a questionnaire was sent to 264 young women with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in two clinical settings. Among the women who responded (30%), none reported a history of anorexia nervosa, but 28 (35%) reported a history of bulimia. These results suggest that bulimia represents a common problem among young women with diabetes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Anorexia Nervosa / complications
  • Anorexia Nervosa / epidemiology*
  • Boston
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperphagia / complications
  • Hyperphagia / epidemiology*
  • Rural Population
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Urban Population