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J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012 May 1;6(3):491-5.

Monitoring methods for dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus.

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Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA. akcook@cvm.tamu.edu

Abstract

Effective monitoring is essential for the management of dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus. However, methods for evaluating glycemic control must be tailored to meet both the needs of the patient and the expectations of the owner. This article discusses the philosophies that drive blood glucose monitoring in veterinary diabetics and review common practices. The advantages and limitations of the various options are presented.

PMID:
22768878
PMCID:
PMC3440050
DOI:
10.1177/193229681200600302
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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