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    Cat with diabetes

    My cat has been acting slow and not with it for a while now, recently started drinking loads. Took her to the vet today and he said that she has diabetes.
    Does anybody else have a cat/pet with diabetes who can offer advice or experiences about it?
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    I came across this the other day when reading about human diabetes, because i have diabetes.

    I could advise on the human aspect of it but not the pet side.

    Out of interest do you have to inject the cat with insulin or is it in tablet form?

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    The vet said it would be by injections twice a day in the neck.

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    Sounds similar to one of the regimes that humans do.

    Two long lasting insuling injections, given at the same time each day.

    To be fair it should be pretty simple to manage compared to the human diabetes, because you always feed the cat at the same time and as long as the portions are the same then it will be ok. Will maybe just take you a week or two to get the doseage right.

    The reason the cat became really slow and drank lots of water would be down to the high blood sugar levels, so that is a sign to look out for high sugars levels as you may need to correct the doseage of insulin.

    hth, but as said im only trying to convert the human side

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    Just found this on wikipedia, may help ya!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_diabetes

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