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Feline Diabetes Mellitus: Keys to Remission

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy for middle age and geriatric cats. The majority of feline diabetics develop hyperglycemia due to a combination of both decreased insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and insulin resistance in peripheral tissues.1 As a result, the presence of remaining beta cell function in most feline patients allows for potential remission if the disease is promptly diagnosed and effective glycemic control is achieved. As the concept of diabetic...

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2010 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

These guidelines describe various approaches to treating diabetes mellitus (DM) in the dog and cat, depending on the level of hyperglycemia and severity of the clinical signs. Important differences exist between the development of canine and feline DM, and understanding these differences will help predict management success.These guidelines' recommendations are intended to guide medical decisions and treatment choices, with the recognition that, within each animal, variations in response will...

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Practical Approach to the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs and Cats • On Demand November 6 - 26

The management of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats is innately complicated – with decisions regarding treatment and monitoring needing to be adjusted throughout care, with many potential complications to try to avoid. This presentation will present a real-world approach to the management of diabetes with the intent of streamlining the decision-making process. Attendees should leave this presentation feeling more confident in and comfortable with future treatment decisions.Click here to take...

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2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats* (Veterinary Practice Guidelines)

AbstractDiabetes mellitus (DM) is a common disease encountered in canine and feline medicine. The 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats      revise and update earlier guidelines published in 2010. The 2018 guidelines retain much of the information in the earlier guidelines that continues to be applicable in clinical practice, along with new information that represents current expert opinion on controlling DM. An essential aspect of successful DM...

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Feline Diabetes Podcast Series

This podcast series highlights feline diabetes, from the basics of causes and signs, to diagnosis, treatment and monitoring and the expectation of remission for feline patients. For more information on each episode, please see the descriptions listed below the podcast player. Episode 1 – The BasicsThis podcast provides an overview of the basics of feline diabetes: understanding the causes, recognizing the signs, and treatment goals, as well as exploring ways to put your clients at ease,...

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