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Revista chilena de nutrición

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LAZO, Camila  and  DURAN-AGUERO, Samuel. The effect of diabetes mellitus diagnosis and its complication with eating disorders. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2019, vol.46, n.3, pp.352-360. ISSN 0717-7518.

The diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) can, for some, become a time of intense stress due to the psychosocial impact generated by the diagnosis, in addition to an exaggerated demand for maintaining weight in a normal range an extremely healthy lifestyle. Thus, some persons have a high probability of suffering from a Eating Disorder (ED), which is a chronic and complex mental illness where there is a high concern for food, weight and / or image and the use of unhealthy compensatory behaviors in order to control weight. The objective of this work was to review the available literature regarding the management and treatment of DM and how it can trigger certain types of ED. We also describe the metabolic danger of their coexistence, how ED develops and how it is manifested. We argue that current recommended treatment generates a favorable scenario for the presence of ED, which today is a disease that is increasing and represents a mortal risk among people who suffer from it.

Keywords : Binge eating disorder; Body image; Bulimia nervosa; Diabetes; Diabulimia; Eating disorder.

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