An individual approach to feline diabetes care: a case report and literature review

Moira Lewitt, Emma Strage, David Church

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Abstract

Background
Achieving insulin independence is emerging as a realistic therapeutic goal in the management of feline diabetes mellitus.

Case presentation
The management of an 11-year-old spayed female Burmese cat presenting with diabetes mellitus after corticosteroid administration is described. Remission was achieved after the frequency of insulin administration was increased to four times a day, and supported by intensive home blood glucose monitoring and a high protein, low carbohydrate diet.

Conclusion
Owners are important collaborators in feline diabetes care and, with intensive home monitoring, more frequent insulin treatment may lead to remission without hypoglycemia. More frequent insulin injections than recommended in the literature may be necessary to achieve glycemic control and used as an alternative to a longer-acting insulin.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Veterinaria Scandinavica
Volume58
Issue numberS1
Early online date20 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Oct 2016

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