Diabetic Youths & Unhealthy Tactics

Posted on January 8, 2009

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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.

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