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Diabetes mellitus: other considerations

Contributor(s): Carmel Mooney

Introduction

  • There are many factors that may affect glycemic control in treated diabetic dogs.
  • Considerations of these factors are important when managing the condition.

Obesity

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Poor body condition

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Exercise

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Oral hypoglycemic agents

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Verkerst K R, Fleeman L M, Morton J M et al (2011) Compensation for obesity-induced insulin resistance in dogs: assessment of the effects of leptin, adiponectin, and glucagon-like peptide-1 using path analysis. Dom Anim Endocrinol 41 (1), 24-34 PubMed.
  • German A, Hervera M, Hunter L et al (2009) Improvement in insulin resistance and reduction in plasma inflammatory adiopokines after weight loss in obese dogs. Dom Anim Endocrinol 37 (4), 214-226 PubMed.
  • Nelson R W, Robertson J, Feldman E C et al (2000) Effect of the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose on control of glycemia in dogs with naturally acquired diabetes mellitus.​ JAVMA 216, 1265-1269 PubMed.


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