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Managing feline diabetes: current perspectives

Authors Gottlieb S, Rand J

Received 26 November 2017

Accepted for publication 14 March 2018

Published 19 June 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 33—42

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/VMRR.S125619

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Lucy Goodman

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Young Lyoo


Susan Gottlieb,1,2 Jacquie Rand2

1The Cat Clinic, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; 2School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD, Australia

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disease in cats. While type 2 diabetes is the most common form seen in cats, other underlying causes may contribute to insulin resistance. Guidelines for diagnosis vary and often do not take into account prediabetic cats. The goals of treatment are to maximize the chance of remission, while minimizing the risks of hypoglycemia. This article presents a further overview of current treatment and monitoring recommendations for diabetic cats.

Keywords: diabetes mellitus, glucose tolerance, diabetic remission, gluconeogenesis, feline, cats
 

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