Research suggests that females with type 1 diabetes are approximately twice as likely to develop an eating disorder or disturbed eating behaviour as their peers without diabetes. The most common forms of eating disorders in people with type 1 diabetes are: Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)•a category of disordered eating that does not meet the criteria for a specific eating disorder; and Insulin manipulation• restricting or skipping insulin to lose weight. Managing type 1 diabetes is acomplex balancing act that is best supported when you and your diabetes health care team work together. Your diabetes health care team is you, working with your doctor, diabetes educator, dietitian, podiatrist and eye specialist to ensure you live well. A healthy eating plan is a central part of managing type 1 diabetes, alongside insulin injections or a pump and regular physical activity. This means that a person with diabetes has to focus on their food intake, over a long period of time, which can sometimes lead to a problematic relationship with food and eating.
Please find below Webinar video for Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders: Identifying Risk Factors and Effective Treatment Strategies. We hope you’ll find the webinar useful and informative.
Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders: Identifying Risk Factors and Effective Treatment Strategies
Presented by Narissa Marasso RN, BSN –PHP Nurse at Castlewood St. Louis and Asha Brown, Founder & Executive Director of We Are Diabetes