Portions of this article were presented at the 70th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, Orlando Florida, June 2010.
Article first published online: 14 APR 2011
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 252–256, March 2012
How to Cite
Powers, M. A., Richter, S., Ackard, D., Gerken, S., Meier, M. and Criego, A. (2012), Characteristics of persons with an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes and psychological comparisons with persons with an eating disorder and no diabetes. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 252–256. doi: 10.1002/eat.20928
Supported by Park Nicollet Foundation.
- Issue published online: 7 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JAN 2011
- Park Nicollet Foundation
- type 1 diabetes;
- eating disorders
Describe characteristics of patients who have both an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes and compare their responses on psychological tests with those with an eating disorder and no diabetes at time of initial assessment to an eating disorder facility.
A chart audit conducted on all 48 patients with ED-DMT1 who were seen collaboratively by the diabetes and eating disorder treatment teams between 2005 and 2008 at Park Nicollet Health Services and 96 (1:2) matched eating disordered controls.
Diabetes was diagnosed an average of 10.2 years (SD = 9.4) before the diagnosis of an eating disorder; HbA1c at initial assessment was 11% (±3.2%). Those without diabetes reported greater depression (p = .048) and greater state and trait anxiety (p = .015 and p = .039, respectively) at initial assessment.
Persons with both an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes were less psychologically compromised than their matched cohorts with an eating disorder only. These findings may not remain constant during the course of treatment. © 2011 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012)