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Could You Have An Eating Disorder?Eating Disorder

Diabetes puts a daily focus on food and nutrition. For some people, especially teens, this constant focus could lead to the creation of food fixations that may be difficult to overcome. Anorexia, Bulimia , even Diabulimia are very real, though often quiet, issues that add yet another complication to the already challenging issue of diabetes management.

Could you have an eating disorder? Take our 26-question quiz(1) to find out.

Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 7/14

This quiz is adapted from the EAT-26, reproduced with permission. Garner et al. (1982). The Eating Attitudes Test: Psychometric features and clinical correlates. Psychological Medicine, 12, 871-878

Source:

1 - Eating Disorders and Diabetes: Screening and Detection. Diabetes Spectrum. http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/22/3/143.full (Accessed 02/10).

Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 07/14.

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