Diabetes : A Risk For Eating Disorders

1338 Words Apr 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Diabetes directly correlates to a properly balanced diet. If you do not have good eating habits you could in time develop either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Diabetes plays a major impact in a person’s life as it can put them at risk for eating disorders. According to Tucunduva, Gonçalves, Koritar, and Alvarenga, (2013) patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes pose a greater risk for developing eating disorders as opposed to the normal population, such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa, and more. Through some research, evidence has shown that clients with diabetes have been presented with micronutrient inadequacies. This is bad for the adults themselves, but also in the development of their fetus, as evidence by Le Clair, Abbi, Sandhu, and Tappia, (2009). If the females have an inadequate or excessive nutrition intake it can relate to a higher probability of the fetus developing diabetes later on in life. The best way we can help patients diagnosed with diabetes is by treating them with an individualized diet to help prevent their glucose levels from rising; for example we would put them on a specific carbohydrate-controlled diet. Maintaining an adequate nutritional diet is vital to your health as a diabetic, and should be the primary concern for all patients with this disease. The best way to keep Diabetes Mellitus from worsening is by being cognizant of what he or she eats. An unhealthy diabetic diet poses the possibilities of developing all sorts of problems that could…
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