Diabetes and Eating Disorders (Continued)

Are you currently struggling with an eating disorder?
You may well recognize some of the signs above. The Diabetes Eating Problems Scale–Revised is a self-report questionnaire that allows you to measure your current experiences of eating disorder anxiety. Answer the questions below as they relate to your experience. Rate each question on a 6-point scale:

0    never
1    rarely
2    sometimes
3    often
4    usually
5    always

1.    Losing weight is an important goal to me.
2.    I skip meals and/or snacks.
3.    Other people have told me that my eating is out of control.
4.    When I overeat, I don't take enough insulin to cover the food.
5.    I eat more when I am alone than when I am with others.
6.    I feel that it's difficult to lose weight and control my diabetes at the same time.
7.    I avoid checking my blood sugar when I feel like it is out of range.
8.    I make myself vomit.
9.    I try to keep my blood sugar high so that I will lose weight.
10.    I try to eat to the point of spilling ketones in my urine.
11.    I feel fat when I take all of my insulin.
12.    Other people tell me to take better care of my diabetes.
13.    After I overeat, I skip my next insulin dose.
14.    I feel that my eating is out of control.
15.    I alternate between eating very little and eating huge amounts.
16.    I would rather be thin than have good control of my diabetes.

Diabetes Eating Problems Scale-Revised (Markowitz et al., 2010)

A score of 20 or more indicates an eating problem. So what have you discovered? The following sections will help you to understand why you are feeling this way and how to get better.

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Last Modified Date: February 04, 2014

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.

Sign up for FREE dLife Newsletters

dLife Membership is FREE! Get exclusive access, free recipes, newsletters, savings, and much more! FPO

Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
126 Views 0 comments
by Nicole Purcell
So.... I had a real bad low bloodsugar the other night. The kind of low bloodsugar that might have required an ambulance call had I not relented, finally and after much go around, to taking the treatment that was being offered to me. Ambulances make noise. They make lights. They make attention at 2:30 in the morning. Which brought up a discussion about disclosure. "Do your neighbors know you're a diabetic?" "No, I've only been here a couple of weeks and...