Maintenance of Stabilized Diabetic Cats

Therapy for a diabetic patient can be considered successful when the clinical signs of diabetes mellitus improve significantly.

Routine checks

After the animal has been stabilized successfully, routine checks should be carried out every 3-6 months.

Careful monitoring and control during maintenance will help to limit the chronic problems associated with diabetes.

Blood glucose concentrations

The aim of therapy is not to produce a series of blood glucose concentrations that are within the reference Interval. An example of a stable diabetic cat is a blood glucose range of 5-14 mmol/L (90-252 mg/dL) for most of each 24-hour period.

Ideal blood glucose curves

blood glucose curve mmol

Blood glucose measured in mmol/L
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blood glucose curve mg/dl

Blood glucose measured in mg/dL
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See blood glucose curves for details on making a glucose curve.

More information

Read more about changes in insulin requirements and monitoring a diabetic cat during the maintenance phase.

Maintenance Diabetic Cats

The goal is to abolish clinical signs and have a blood glucose curve that approaches the reference interval but avoids potentially fatal hypoglycemia