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Diabetes mellitus

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Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a dysfunction of the pancreas. The pancreas is an endocrine organ that possesses clusters of cells known as islets of Langerhans. These secrete insulin in the blood circulatory system in order to control the glucose level in the blood and stimulate absorption of glucose into cells. DM is an entirely different condition to diabetes insipidus, which this article does not focus on.

Luckily, diabetes mellitus is rare in rabbits

How common is DM in rabbits?

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What are the signs of DM?

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How is DM diagnosed?

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What if my rabbit has a high blood glucose and clinical signs?

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What cases DM?

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Can my rabbit be treated?

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What is the long-term prognosis?

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