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Avoiding Hypoglycemia

The most common side effect during insulin treatment is low blood glucose or hypoglycemia

Consistent management will help avoid this common complication

  • Establish and follow a daily routine of insulin, meals and exercise and/or play
  • Keep diet and meals consistent in quality, quantity and timing – a connected feeder may help
  • Your veterinarian will advise you about suitable food, treats and a weight management plan for your diabetic cat
  • Keep records of your cat’s progress and note any major changes to your daily routine
  • Contact your veterinarian if you are worried or see major changes in your cat
  • Schedule regular follow-up visits to your veterinarian animated cat named Sugar quote about consistency for managing cat diabetes

“I keep hearing, ‘consistency is key’ and I’m starting to understand how it helps manage my diabetes”

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Low blood glucose is common in diabetics on insulin. Diabetic cats may have few or no signs of low blood glucose. Any change in your cat’s behavior no matter how subtle could be important. Low blood glucose can be serious or even life threatening and needs prompt treatment.

Help to avoid low blood glucose by knowing some of the causes insulin syringes

Change in insulin requirements

Too much insulin for your cat’s needs cat using SureFlap product

Increased activity cat eating from Sure PetCare Feeder

Missing or delaying a meal

Change in diet or amount fed or eaten cat


Decreased appetite or vomiting

Pituitary or thyroid gland disease

Severe liver or kidney disease

Other medications

Think your cat has diabetes?

Talk to your vet