J Korean Diabetes.  2018 Jun;19(2):113-118. 10.4093/jkd.2018.19.2.113.

Detecting and Treating Eating Disorders in Diabetic Patients

  • 1Department of Social Work, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. leciella@yuhs.ac


Eating disorders have especially devastating consequences for patients with diabetes. Even subclinical eating disorders can interfere with glycemic control and result in complications of diabetes mellitus. But, eating disorders of diabetic patients are often undetected and untreated. Therefore, diabetes educators must play a critical role in the detection, support, referral, and treatment of diabetic patients with eating disorders.


Diabetes mellitus; Feeding and eating disorders

MeSH Terms

Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Referral and Consultation


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