SSB 6663

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C 267 L 20

Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Concerning dual diagnoses of eating disorder and diabetes mellitus type 1.

Sponsors: Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Brown, Becker and Walsh).

Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care

Senate Committee on Ways & Means

House Committee on Health Care & Wellness

Background: According to the National Institutes of Health, patients with type 1 diabetes carry a high risk of developing eating disorders based on factors including restricted diets and a focus on weight control. Insulin omission for weight control has been reported in 11 to 15 percent of adolescents, and 30 to 39 percent of adults living with diabetes. The practice can lead to early onset of serious diabetes complications such as blindness, amputations, or death.

Summary: The Department of Health must make links on its website to existing information on diabulimia, an eating disorder associated with individuals with type 1 diabetes by December 1, 2020.

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June 11, 2020