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ComPASSION- Healthcare professional awareness of eating disorders in people with Type 1 diabetes

The term ‘diabulimia’ has been used to describe the practice of omitting insulin with the aim of losing weight or preventing weight-gain.  Those affected are at significant risk of diabetes-related complications and premature death alongside the emotional distress associated with the condition.    

This survey will help us to better understand the current level of awareness amongst healthcare professionals of eating disorders in the context of Type 1 diabetes, which will inform the development of services to better support individuals affected by ‘diabulimia’.

This is a single online survey that will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. We are looking for ALL healthcare professionals who encounter people with Type 1 diabetes or eating disorders, even if infrequently. This includes nurses, doctors, dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, diabetes educators. 

If you would like to take part, you can click here to launch the survey now. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the research team (see contact details below).

To take part you must meet the following criteria:

  • A NHS healthcare professional


If you would like to take part or want more information please contact the study lead:

Study Contact: Dr Sarah Brewster


Tel: 02380 475943

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