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Rev Med Suisse. 2009 Mar 25;5(196):667-70.

[Patient with type 2 diabetes: don't forget eating disorders!].

[Article in French]

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Division d'endocrinologie, diabétologie et métabolisme, Département de médecine interne, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.


The coexistence of diabetes and eating disorder (ED) is more prevalent than we think; indeed it seems to occur in 10 to 20% of cases. Therefore ED deserve attention to be detected and treated in order to permit a decreased in morbidity and better outcomes in body weight loss. The association of type 2 diabetes and ED is frequently seen in younger, overweighed or obese patients suffering of at least one psychiatric co-morbidities and frequently in a difficult psychosocial setting. To succeed in ED treatment, a multidisciplinary and specialised team in eating disorder is requested, however these patients are highly fragile and complex and therapeutic failure has to be feared.

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