Table 1—

Specific weight control behaviors* used by adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Females (N = 66)
Males (N = 69)
n%n%
Healthy behaviors
 Exercise6289.93447.9
 More fruits/vegetables5375.72028.2
 Less high-fat foods5072.52230.6
 Less sweets4666.72433.3
Unhealthy behaviors
 Fasted57.411.4
 Ate very little1623.545.6
 Used food substitute68.811.4
 Skipped meals1927.957.0
 Increased smoking45.934.2
Very unhealthy behaviors
 Diet pills22.911.4
 Vomited22.90
 Skipped insulin710.311.4
 Used less insulin57.411.4
 Laxatives23.00
 Diuretics00
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    * Reported using to “lose weight” or “keep from gaining weight” in past year.