Webinar 5: Type 1 Diabetes and Concurrent Eating Disorders
By Dr Jennifer Gaudiani, Denver, US
Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus have a radically higher risk for developing an eating disorder (whether by DSM-V criteria or subclinical) than any other group, and their diagnosis and treatment remains fraught with low physician recognition and expertise and lack of clinical expertise in the co-management of these two problems across all treatment settings. However, patients with concurrent Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and eating disorders have the highest rates of morbidity and mortality than the sum of each diagnosis combined. In this case-based workshop, clinicians can expect to learn in detail about the current evidence base and will radically increase their ability to diagnose, refer, and personally treat these patients.
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Objectives: By the end of this talk, participants will…
1) Understand the current data relating to prevalence, morbidity, and mortality surrounding concurrent diabetes and eating disorders
2) Be able to identify patients with these concurrent diagnoses, and advocate to establish a capable multidisciplinary team
3) Describe appropriate treatment modalities and communication techniques that have a higher chance to help patients move toward recovery
- Allan JA. Understanding poor outcomes in women with type 1 diabetes and eating disorders. J Diab Nurs. 2015;19:99-103
- Bächle C, Stahl-Pehe A, Rosenbauer J. Disordered eating and insulin restriction in youths receiving intensified insulin treatment: Results from a nationwide population-based study. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Feb;49(2):191-6
- Goebel-Fabbri, A. (2017) Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes. New York, NY: Routledge.