Bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and diabetes. Deadly combinations

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1984 Jun;7(2):367-79.

Abstract

Bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and diabetes often coexist, and eating disorders among diabetics frequently go unrecognized. This combination of conditions can have life-threatening effects. Consequently, diagnosis and the medical and psychological management of these patients is of critical importance. The authors outline the complex interactions among the biologic, psychological, and social factors involved in these disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa / complications*
  • Anorexia Nervosa / psychology
  • Body Weight
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / psychology
  • Diet, Diabetic
  • Energy Intake
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperphagia / complications*
  • Hyperphagia / psychology
  • Insulin / blood
  • Risk

Substances

  • Insulin