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Toby Candler, Rhian Murphy, Aisling Pigott, John W Gregory
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a common chronic disease in children and young people. Living with diabetes can pose many challenges both medical and psychological. Disordered eating behaviours, intentional insulin omission and recognised eating disorders are common among young people with diabetes and are associated with increased risk of short-term and long-term complications and death. Recognition of these behaviours is important to ensure that relevant support is provided. Joint working between diabetes and mental health teams has challenges but is essential to ensure all needs are met during treatment and recovery...
October 27, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
Maria Ana Falcão, Rita Francisco
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare disordered eating (DE) and body image dissatisfaction (BID) among young adults with type 1 diabetes and their peers without diabetes, to investigate the consequences of diabetes for food, body image and weight in individuals with diabetes and to identify the behavior of insulin omission as a weight loss strategy. METHODS: Fifty-five young adults with diabetes and 73 without diabetes (ages 18-30) completed self-report questionnaires to evaluate their behaviors, attitudes and feelings related to eating disorders and their perceptions about body image...
December 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
Mehmet Fatih Kınık, Ferda Volkan Gönüllü, Zeynep Vatansever, Işık Karakaya
Type I diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrinologic disorder affecting pediatric patients. Diet regimen adaptations in patients with diabetes may result in focusing on only diet and weight control, which causes eating disorders more often in these patients. Diabulimia is an eating disorder specific to patients with diabetes characterized by limiting and/or skipping insulin dosing. It is well observed that diet management and insulin treatment are withheld for body appearence and social acceptance issues, especially in patients whose disease is diagnosed during adolescence...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Mandana Moosavi, Stuart Kreisman, Lacresha Hall
Most cases of eating disorders associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus are categorized as diabulimia, a disorder of withholding insulin treatment to lose weight through sustained hyperglycemia. In this paper, we report a unique case of a patient with both type 1 diabetes and bulimia nervosa who has an atypical way of controlling her bingeing by keeping her blood sugars low. This pattern of intentionally sustained hypoglycemia has not been previously described in the literature to the best of our knowledge...
February 2015: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Jennifer Davidson
Adherence to self-management and medication regimens is required to achieve optimal blood glucose control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Non-adherence places adolescents at serious risk of short and long-term health complications. Adherence difficulties may be exacerbated by concurrent eating disorders. Diabulimia is a term used to describe the deliberate administration of insufficient insulin to maintain glycaemic control for the purpose of causing weight loss. This article explores the concept of diabulimia and the compounding complications of an eating disorder on maintaining self-management regimens in adolescents with diabetes...
September 16, 2014: Nursing Standard
Val Wilson
Diabulimia is not a recognised medical condition, although it is thought to affect one-third of women with type 1 diabetes. Diabulimia involves deliberately omitting or reducing insulin dosages to lose weight. This article reports the reflections of women with long-duration type 1 diabetes who said that they had manipulated their insulin in the past to lose weight. Many were now dealing with serious heart and neuropathic complications, which they felt were a result of their diabulimia.
October 23, 2012: Nursing Times
Alejandra Larrañaga, María F Docet, Ricardo V García-Mayor
Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus are at high risk for disordered eating behaviors (DEB). Due to the fact that type 1 diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic illnesses of childhood and adolescence, the coexistence of eating disorders (ED) and diabetes often affects adolescents and young adults. Since weight management during this state of development can be especially difficult for those with type 1 diabetes, some diabetics may restrict or omit insulin, a condition known as diabulimia, as a form of weight control...
November 15, 2011: World Journal of Diabetes
Julie Hasken, Laura Kresl, Teresa Nydegger, Megan Temme
BACKGROUND: Diabulimia, the omission or reduction of insulin use by persons with type 1 diabetes, is a harmful method of weight control. The purpose of this article is to present school health personnel with the information they may need to become more aware of the possibility of diabulimia in their students-especially females-with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: A review of the somewhat limited medical and diabetes-related organizations' literature on diabulimia was conducted to establish the role that school health personnel could play in raising awareness of students with this condition as well as education for diabulimia prevention...
October 2010: Journal of School Health
Kimberly Hepworth
Most people envision eating disorders occurring in young women with anorexia or bulimia. Today, disordered eating is increasingly prevalent in males and in every age group, along with new terms: binge eating, bigorexia, orthorexia, and diabulimia. Healthcare providers aware of and knowledgeable about eating disorders, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment are better able to screen patients, assist them in receiving help earlier, and increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.
July 2010: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
Lisa A Ruth-Sahd, Melissa Schneider, Brigitte Haagen
Critical care nurses must be able to recognize the signs of symptoms of diabulimia-a potentially life-threatening disorder. Skipping insulin is used as a means of weight control in some persons with diabetes, particularly in young women. This article focuses on the assessment, pathophysiology, critical care nursing interventions, and psychosocial initiatives of interest to critical care nurses in the care of patients with diabulimia.
July 2009: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
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February 15, 2009: American Family Physician
Lily Yan
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October 2007: Nephrology News & Issues
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