Table 2

BMI, HBA1c, and IS scores associated with the presence of individual DEB in participants with type 1 diabetes*

DEBBMI (kg/m2)P valueHbA1c (%)P valueIS scoreP value
Insulin restriction#
 Yes24.3 ± 4.90.0310.5<0.015.4 ± 2.0<0.01
 No23.7 ± 5.08.97.0 ± 2.5
Skipping meals##
 Yes25.5 ± 5.4<0.019.5<0.015.9 ± 2.3<0.01
 No22.9 ± 4.59.17.2 ± 2.5
Binge eating###
 Yes24.5 ± 5.1<0.019.6<0.016.1 ± 2.3<0.01
 No23.1 ± 4.88.87.3 ± 2.5
Self-induced vomiting####
 Yes25.7 ± 5.40.0410.2<0.015.0 ± 2.0<0.01
 No23.8 ± 5.09.26.8 ± 2.5
  • *Significant differences were not found in reported behaviors of participants with type 2 diabetes.

  • #Behavior derived from the survey question regarding insulin restriction: “I take less insulin than I should.”

  • ##Behavior derived from the survey question regarding skipping meals: “I skip meals and/or snacks.”

  • ###Behavior derived from the survey question regarding binge eating: “I alternate between eating very little and eating huge amounts.”

  • ####Behavior derived from the survey question regarding self-induced vomiting: “I make myself vomit.”