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Vet Med (Auckl). 2018 Jun 19;9:33-42. doi: 10.2147/VMRR.S125619. eCollection 2018.

Managing feline diabetes: current perspectives.

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


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.


cats; diabetes mellitus; diabetic remission; feline; gluconeogenesis; glucose tolerance

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Disclosure The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.

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