Healthcare professionals sought for type 1 diabetes and eating disorders study

A doctoral researcher is recruiting clinicians working in diabetes to take part in a new study which is analysing how the condition is associated with eating disorders.

Katie Fitzgerald, from the University of Surrey, has launched the recruitment drive to gain a clearer understanding of the current attitudes towards screening for disordered eating in people with diabetes.

Participating healthcare professionals will be asked to share their experiences of treating people with diabetes and an eating disorder.

According to Katie, it can be hard to identify individuals who are experiencing these difficulties, and there are currently no guidelines on how to do this.

People with type 1 diabetes are more at risk of developing concerns around eating, food and body weight, prior research has found.

Healthcare professionals must currently work in an NHS adult diabetes service and have direct contact with people living with the condition to take part.

In addition, they must have worked in a diabetes-based role for more than six months to be considered for the study.

Participants will be gifted a £10 Amazon voucher for taking part in the research study, Katie has announced.

For more information or to take part email Katie on

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