Therapeutic goals for otherwise healthy diabetic cats

Rand, Jacquie S. and Martin, Gregory (2004). Therapeutic goals for otherwise healthy diabetic cats. In: The 29th Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Proceedings Online. 29th World Small Animal Veterinary Congress, Rhodes, Greece, (376-378). 6 - 9 October 2004.


Author Rand, Jacquie S.
Martin, Gregory
Title of paper Therapeutic goals for otherwise healthy diabetic cats
Conference name 29th World Small Animal Veterinary Congress
Conference location Rhodes, Greece
Conference dates 6 - 9 October 2004
Proceedings title The 29th Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Proceedings Online
Place of Publication Rhodes, Greece
Publisher World Small Animal Veterinary Association
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 376
End page 378
Total pages 3
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The principle goals of treating diabetes in cats are to correct the major clinical signs of diabetes (weight loss, polydipsia / polyuria, and polyphagia or inappetence), and to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis. Additional goals are to minimize the risk of hypoglycaemia by appropriate dose adjustment of insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents. Appropriate therapy of cats may also lead to diabetic remission, although currently it is not possible at diagnosis to predict which cats are more likely to go into remission. Treatment that is most effective in correcting hyperglycaemia is more likely to lead to remission by facilitating the recovery of the pancreatic cells from glucose toxicity.
Subjects EX
300501 Veterinary Medicine
730105 Endocrine organs and diseases (incl. diabetes)
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Keyword Cats
Diabetes
Endocrinology
Q-Index Code EX

 
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