Islets of Hope disorders associated with diabetes
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What is the most common eating disorder seen in women with diabetes?
Bulimia (the binge and purge disorder) is the most common eating disorder in women with type 1 diabetes.
For women with type 2 diabetes, binge eating is more common.
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According to Michele D. Levine, MS, and Marsha D. Marcus, PhD (Women, Diabetes, and Disordered Eating) ...”The prevalence of eating disorders among insulin dependent diabetics is estimated to be two to six times higher than in the general population. Up to 25% of females with insulin dependent diabetes may have a diagnosable eating disorder. Although having diabetes has not been shown to cause eating disorders, the condition may increase the risk of developing them.”
National Eating Disorders Association
..."Women with subclinical eating disorders, who did not have weight loss or diagnosable eating pathology but did have abnormal eating attitudes, had a highly significant incidence of menstrual abnormalities (93.4% vs. 11.7% control group)." 1989 Psychosom Med 51;1:81-6, Kreipe, R. E., Strauss, J., Hodgman, C. H., and Ryan, R. M.
Eating Disorders - Famous People with Eating Disorders
Celebtrities that have battled anorexia, bulimia, or other
The following lists celebrities and famous persons that have publically acknowledged battling with some sort of eating disorder. Names list in bold blue indicates the person died from complications of their eating disorder.
"A recent study published in the April 2005 American Journal of Psychiatry showed how frequently a person crosses over from anorexia nervosa to bulimia nervosa and vice versa. This small study showed that patients with anorexia nervosa switched to bulimia nervosa 36% percent of the time within 15 years, while persons with bulimia nervosa developed anorexia nervosa 27% of the time. This new information may shed some light on possible reasons for treatment failure and how to improve outcomes in these patients. As of now, more studies with more patients are needed to truly understood how interconnected these two conditions are. "
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