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Disordered eating in adolescent females with T1DM

Schmitt, Terri L. PhD, RN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000418382.98982.f5

Disordered eating behaviors are common in the adolescent population. These behaviors are especially dangerous for young females with type 1 diabetes due to frequent alterations in insulin levels. This article provides an overview of disordered eating in adolescent females with type 1 diabetes, including prevalence and morbidity, insulin omission and associated health outcomes, risk factors, and suggestions for screening and prevention.

Terri Schmitt is an assistant professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.

The author discloses no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.