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posted on 2022-11-25, 12:14 authored by S Keane, M Clarke, M Murphy, D McGrath, D Smith, N Farrelly, S MacHale

Background: The combination of eating disorders and diabetes is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of disordered eating behaviour (DEB) in young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus to a sample of non-diabetic controls, and to examine the relationship of DEB to glycaemic control.

Methods: The Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) was administered to 51 individuals aged 18-30 years attending an outpatient diabetic clinic in a large university teaching hospital. Glycaemic control was assessed by the glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c). The control group comprised a consecutive sample of 236 male and female students aged 18-30 years attending a university primary health care service.

Results: The mean global EDE-Q score for the diabetes group was 0.82 ± 1.1 (mean ± SD) and the mean for the control group was 1.4 ± 1.3 (mean ± SD). The diabetes group was significantly more likely to have a lower global EDE-Q score compared to the control group. There was no association between the global EDE-Q score of the diabetes group and HbA1c level.

Conclusions: We did not find increased levels of disordered eating behavior (DEB) in young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus compared to a non-diabetic control sample.

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Published Citation

Keane S. et al. Disordered eating behaviour in young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Eat Disord. 2018;6:9.

Publication Date

2 May 2018

PubMed ID

29744106

Department/Unit

  • Beaumont Hospital

Publisher

BioMed Central

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  • Published Version (Version of Record)