General information on Diabetes
Diabetes is an illness where the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin.
Insulin regulates the sugar in the blood and without sufficient insulin, the blood sugar level rises and the sugar does not get into the body’s cells where it is needed. The body will then get its energy from fat cells. This will eventually lead to other problems including liver, kidney, eye and heart failure.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Symptoms of Diabetes may include blindness, increased thirst, bad breath, weight loss, increased appetite, dullness in it coat color and frequent urination.
Treatments for Diabetes
Insulin therapy will be needed for your dog.
The dog will have its urine tested to check its blood sugar level and then the vet will determine the correct insulin dose. You will have to administer insulin shots daily to control your dogs blood sugar. Continual testing will be done to test the blood sugar levels and the insulin dosage will change accordingly. Diet may be changed to include more frequent and smaller meals throughout the day.
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Diabetes experience by - Janice
Williamsburg, Va. USA
Our old girl TaraLee will be 14 years old Nov 21st. She has been diabetic now for 7 years. She is a Min Pin and we have been truly blessed to have her for as long as we have.
She is totally blind now and almost deaf ... joint and hip problems. Still wags that nub tail though. Had blood work done Oct 25 .... Dr. said she was seeing signs on kidney failure as liver issues. I had the blood work done because she had started drinking lots of water and as soon as she drank it, she would throw it back up. So sad. God give me the strength, when the time gets closer to have her put down. TaraLee was born on my birthday and given to me for Christmas from my husband ...
Very Sad :(
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