Eating disorders in people with type 1 diabetes
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Eating disorders in people with type 1 diabetes

Kathryn Weaver Clinical nurse specialist, Northamptonshire Community Eating Disorder Service, Northampton

Individuals with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of developing an eating disorder, the effects of which can be physically and psychologically damaging. Early detection of an eating disorder and appropriate treatment is therefore essential. This article explores the possible factors that may increase the risk of people with type 1 diabetes developing an eating disorder, and highlights the signs and symptoms to help healthcare professionals detect people at risk so they can encourage them to accept appropriate help.

Nursing Standard. 26, 43,43-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.06.26.43.43.c9175

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