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Novel Approaches to Address Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes

Deadlines are 5:00 PM (Eastern). No extensions will be granted.

Milestone Date Status
Letter of Intent Required Oct 27, 2021 Passed
Application Dec 06, 2021 Passed
Award Notification Apr 30, 2022 Passed
Earliest Start Jun 30, 2022 Passed

Background & Purpose

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JDRF is soliciting Letters of Intent (LOI’s) from single investigators or groups of investigators to (1) conduct behavioral interventions to treat or prevent eating disorders (ED) or disordered eating behaviors (DEB) in type 1 diabetes (T1D), or (2) perform non-interventional studies to develop knowledge and tools critical to prevention and care of DEB/ED in T1D.


People with T1D have a 2-3 fold higher risk of developing eating disorders than their peers without diabetes, and a significant number of people with T1D have disordered eating behaviors but do not meet full diagnostic criteria for ED. Over the past 30 years, psychological and behavioral science has steadily increased the evidence base of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors in people with T1D, the associated risk factors, and the adverse outcomes such as increased rates of severe diabetes complications and high A1C, but much is still under-investigated.

Early detection and targeted prevention strategies could reduce the likelihood of development of a clinical ED. To develop effective approaches to prevention and early intervention models, increased knowledge of the etiology of DEB and ED is needed.