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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2016

An individual approach to feline diabetes care: a case report and literature review

Lewitt, Moira S.; Strage, Emma; Church, David


Background: Achieving insulin independence is emerging as a realistic therapeutic goal in the management of feline diabetes mellitus.Case presentation: The management of an 11-year-old spayed female Burmese cat presenting with diabetes mellitus after corticosteroid administration is described. Remission was achieved after the frequency of insulin administration was increased to four times a day, and supported by intensive home blood glucose monitoring and a high protein, low carbohydrate diet.Conclusion: Owners are important collaborators in feline diabetes care and, with intensive home monitoring, more frequent insulin treatment may lead to remission without hypoglycemia. More frequent insulin injections than recommended in the literature may be necessary to achieve glycemic control and used as an alternative to a longer-acting insulin.


Diabetes mellitus; Remission; Insulin therapy; Home glucose monitoring

Published in

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
2016, volume: 58, number: Supplement 1, article number: 63

Authors' information

Lewitt, Moira S.
University of the West of Scotland, UK
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
Church, David
University of London

UKÄ Subject classification

Clinical Science

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