According to a recent study , diabetic youths may try unhealthy dieting tactics.
Researchers studied 1742 female and 1615 male
520 had type 2 diabetes
2837 had type 1 diabetes
The average age was 15 years. About 1/2 of the participants reported ever trying to loose weight.
Result: Among type 1 & 2 diabetics who reported trying to loose weight, a fair amount tried weight loss tactics such as diet aids, vomiting, using laxatives, skipping insulin or fasting. In girls those unhealthy weight loss tactics were also associated with poor control of blood sugar.