No one knows your cat better than you do
Diabetes can cause visible changes in your cat’s health and behavior. The signs of diabetes are not specific and can also be seen in other diseases. It is important that your cat is examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. If your cat is at risk of diabetes or other conditions, your veterinarian may advise more frequent visits. Make an appointment with your veterinarian to discuss any concerns you have about your cat. Your veterinarian may need to examine your cat and recommend some tests to uncover underlying issues.
Your cat will undergo a physical examination to determine the cause of the signs you have seen
Your cat’s urine may be checked for glucose (glucosuria), infection and other abnormalities
Your cat’s blood may be checked for glucose and other abnormalities
Diagnosing diabetes can be challenging in cats because stress can lead to transient increases in blood glucose (known as stress hyperglycemia). Your veterinarian may recommend another blood test – fructosamine – to help confirm the diagnosis of diabetes.