Diabetes, eating disorders and body image in young adults: an exploratory study about “diabulimia”

  title={Diabetes, eating disorders and body image in young adults: an exploratory study about “diabulimia”},
  author={Maria Ana Falc{\~a}o and Rita Francisco},
  journal={Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity},
PurposeThe 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.MethodsFifty-five young adults with diabetes and 73 without diabetes (ages 18–30) completed self-report questionnaires to evaluate their… 

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