Preventing Diabetes in Cats

An astounding 1 in 250 cats are diagnosed with diabetes.
 
Diabetes results from a decrease in the insulin secretion from the pancreas and/or a decrease in the action of insulin, a hormone required for metabolizing carbohydrates. Most cats have Type 2 diabetes where the cat secretes insulin, but does it abnormally. With early detection, the condition is very treatable, typically with adjustments in diet and medication.
 

In an effort to promote that early detection, Abbott, Merck & Purina have teamed up to form the Diabetes Pet Care Alliance, a diabetes campaign for cats and dogs. During the month of March 2015, newly diagnosed dogs or cats with diabetes will receive a special gift pack of food and medication to help treat their disease.
 
 
Read More:

1 in 250 Cats Are Diabetic, Pet Health Advocates Say
Hope for Cats with Diabetes
Diabetes in cats
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  1. Sounds like a great campaign!
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  2. We’d like to hear more about how to prevent diabetes in cats as opposed to early detection. 🙂
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  3. wow 1 in 250 cats didn’t know. We used to have a few cats at the clinic with Diabetes but they have since passed.
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    • Pretty surprising huh.
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