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Diabetes mellitus: other considerations

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Carmel Mooney


Introduction

  • There are many factors which may affect glycemic control in treated diabetic cats.
  • 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.
  • Palm C A & Feldman E C (2013) Oral hypoglycemics in cats with diabetes mellitus. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 43 (2), 407-415 PubMed.
  • Wei A, Fascetti A J, Villverde C et al (2011) Effects of water content in a canned food on voluntary food intake and body weight in cats. Am J Vet Res 72 (7), 918-923 PubMed.
  • Laflamme D P & Hannah S S (2005) Increased dietary protein promotes fat loss and reduces loss of lean body mass during weight loss in cats. J Feline Med Surg (2), 62-68 VetMedResource.
  • Appleton D J, Rand J S, Sunvold G D (2001) Insulin sensitivity decreases with obesity, and lean cats with low insulin sensitivity are at greater risk of glucose intolerance with weight gain. J Feline Med Surg (4), 211-228 PubMed.

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