Diabetes mellitus occurs when your cat’s body makes too little or no insulin leading to higher than normal amounts of glucose, or sugar, in your cat’s blood. If you are worried about your cat or think that your cat has signs of diabetes, make an appointment to discuss this with your veterinarian.
Diabetes is quite common in cats and there are some well known risk factors
A higher than normal blood glucose leads to visible changes in your cat’s health and behavior
The signs of diabetes are not specific and can also be seen in other diseases
Have your cat examined by your veterinarian at least once a year. If your cat is at risk of diabetes or other conditions, your veterinarian may advise more frequent visits.