Starting Treatment of Diabetic Cats

At home:

  • The owner should monitor and record daily water and food consumption and other signs of diabetes.
  • Urine can be tested daily for glucose and ketones.
  • The starting dose and frequency of administration should be maintained for the whole week.

After one week:

The above and in-clinic re-evaluation should be repeated at regular intervals until stabilization (reduced clinical signs and satisfied owners) is achieved.

Starting Treatment of Diabetic Cats

In-clinic re-evaluation

  • Evaluate owner's monitoring of clinical signs, glucosuria and ketonuria.
  • Weigh the cat.
  • Evaluate glycemia. See Monitoring.
  • Alter the insulin dose if necessary. Read more in dose adjustment