Quiz - Diabetes mellitus in cats

Take our quiz to test your general knowledge about diabetes mellitus and the management of diabetes in cats. Links are provided to help you with the answers!

1. What clinical signs are characteristic of diabetes mellitus in cats?
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Polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia.
Polydipsia and polyuria accompanied by low urine SG.
Polyphagia and general hair loss.

2. The most common possible complication seen in diabetic cats is:
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Hind limb wasting and weakness.
Cataracts.
Chronic renal failure.

3. Normal blood glucose levels in non-diabetic healthy cats are approximately:
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2.6 8.4 mmol/L or 46.8 151.3 mg/dL.
12.5 16.4 mmol/L or 225 295.2mg/dL.
1.2 -2.3 mmol/L or 21.6 41.4 mg/dL.

4. Calculation of the initial Caninsulin dose for a diabetic cat:
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1 to 2 IU per cat twice daily, pre-treatment blood glucose is used as a guideline and the cat is weighed and body weight and dose are rounded up to the nearest whole figure.
1 to 2 IU per cat twice daily, pre-treatment blood glucose is used as a guideline and the cat is weighed and body weight and dose are rounded down to the nearest whole figure.
1 to 2 IU per cat once daily, pre-treatment blood glucose is irrelevant and body weight can be estimated and dose is rounded down to the nearest whole figure.

5. How long does it generally take to stabilize a diabetic cat?
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9-12 months.
1-3 days.
3-6 months.

6. The optimal diet for a diabetic cat is?
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It is essential that the cat is put on a suitable prescription diet.
High in omega-3 fatty acids and low in protein
High quality, highly digestible protein, relatively restricted carbohydrate and restricted fat

7. The Somogyi effect (rebound hyperglycemia) is caused by:
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An inadequate insulin dose
An insulin dose that is too high.
The development of antibodies against insulin.

8. In diabetic cats that go into clinical remission after treatment is started this is most likely to occur within: :
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one to two months
six to 12 months
12-24 months