The prevalence of abnormal eating behaviour in a representative sample of the French diabetic population

M. Ryan, J. Gallanagh, B. Livingstone, C. Gaillard, P. Ritz

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Aim: To assess the relationship between abnormal eating behaviour (AEB) and diabetes in a sample of French adult patients with type 1 (T1D) and type 2 (T2D) diabetes. Methods: Ninety-four consecutively recruited patients self-completed a series of validated questionnaires. Results: Over one-fourth of men with T1D (26%) or T2D (27%) and 11% of female T2D patients reported consistent and pathological overeating or binge-eating during the previous six months. Glycaemic control in these T1D patients was poorer than in T1D patients defined as normal eaters (NORM) (11.9% versus 9.6%), but did not reach statistical significance (P = 0.08), and no significant difference was observed in the T2D group (P = 0.61) either. T2D patients reported being markedly more restrained when eating than did the T1D patients (P = 0.002), and their restraint increased along with their BMI (P < 0.001). Patients who overate or binged also reported greater general hunger (P = 0.02) and disinhibition (P = 0.003) than did the NORM patients. Conclusion: AEB is present in French diabetic patients at levels that are probably higher than among the general population. These results highlight the need for: (1) greater awareness among diabetes clinicians of the problem; (2) regular screening of diabetic patients for AEB; and (3) adaptation of therapeutic and dietary recommendations for this patient subgroup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-586
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes and Metabolism
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Eating behaviours
  • Restraint

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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The prevalence of abnormal eating behaviour in a representative sample of the French diabetic population. / Ryan, M.; Gallanagh, J.; Livingstone, B.; Gaillard, C.; Ritz, P.

In: Diabetes and Metabolism, Vol. 34, No. 6, 12.2008, p. 581-586.

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