Case 6, Answer 1c Apr 21, 2011 By dvm360.com staff VETERINARY MEDICINE Correct. An increased appetite with weight loss is one of the hallmarks of diabetes. The lack of insulin means these patients cannot metabolize carbohydrates normally, and cellular starvation triggers an increase in appetite. << Back | Next Step >> Hot topics on dvm360Pet Owner 2.0: A dvm360 Leadership Challenge Veterinary issues in 2016: Will this be the year of telemedicine? Top 8 nastiest things to clean at a veterinary practice The 12 days of veterinary client handouts Need a urine sample? Urine luck!