When it comes to relapse warning signs, eventually you will begin to figure out what your own are. As time goes on you will become more and more comfortable with recognising your relapse warning signs and thus you will be able to react and change things before things go any further.

If you are experiencing any of these relapse warning signs please refer to the 'ways to prevent a relapse' section on the support page.

You may experience one or two or perhaps a few more of these signs -- if so, I strongly urge you to get help before it becomes out of control. Prevention is better than a cure.


  • Higher blood sugars
  • Lack of care about diabetes management
  • Increase in thought about food and weight
  • Perfectionism
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Genuinely believing that if you are thin you will be completely happy
  • Feeling 'big' or 'fat' constantly
  • Increase in dishonesty and lies
  • Not turning up to outpatient/therapy appointments
  • Not turning up to diabetes appointments
  • Increase in HBA1C
  • Neglecting to get prescriptions etc for medication organised and ordered
  • Isolating self
  • Wanting to escape from stressful situations rather than confront them
  • Wanting to be in control all the time
  • Mirror/body checking constantly
  • Daily weighing
  • Cutting out food groups i.e. carbohydrates
  • Skipping meals
  • Cutting back on/skipping insulin, even if it is only now and again
  • Wearing only baggy/loose fitting/'safe' clothes
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling disgusted with oneself after eating