Diabulimia can display many signs and symptoms. Below is a list of these, however somebody with diabulimia may only present a few of these a time. If you think you may have diabulimia, please take my questionnaire. In no way do I claim that this questionnaire is from a professional source or opinion, it has simply been created from my experience with diabulimia.

Short term
These are the short term symptoms of patients with diabulimia.
  • Constant urination
  • Constant thirst
  • Excessive appetite
  • High blood glucose levels (often over 600)
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Large amounts of glucose in the urine
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Severe ketones and, in DKA, severe ketonemia
  • Low sodium levels
Medium term
These are the medium term symptoms of patients with diabulimia. They are prevalent when diabulimia has not been treated and hence also includes the short term symptoms.
  • Muscle atrophy
  • GERD
  • Indigestion
  • Severe weight loss
  • Proteinuria
  • Moderate to severe dehydration
  • Oedema with fluid replacement
  • High cholestrol
  • Death
Long term
If a person with Type 1 diabetes who has diabulimia suffers from the disease for more than a short time—usually due to alternating phases during which insulin is injected properly, and relapses, during which they have diabulimia—then the following longer-term symptoms can be expected:
  • Severe kidney damage
  • Blindness
  • Severe neuropathy (nerve damage to hands and feet)
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Edema (during blood sugars controlled phases)
  • Heart problems
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Death