Intensive blood glucose control is safe and effective in diabetic cats using home monitoring and treatment with glargine

Roomp, Kirsten and Rand, Jacquie (2009) Intensive blood glucose control is safe and effective in diabetic cats using home monitoring and treatment with glargine. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 11 8: 668-682. doi:10.1016/j.jfms.2009.04.010


Author Roomp, Kirsten
Rand, Jacquie
Title Intensive blood glucose control is safe and effective in diabetic cats using home monitoring and treatment with glargine
Journal name Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1098-612X
Publication date 2009-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jfms.2009.04.010
Volume 11
Issue 8
Start page 668
End page 682
Total pages 15
Editor Sparkes, A. H.
Scherk, M.
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Elsevier Limited
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 0707 Veterinary Sciences
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Abstract Human diabetic patients routinely self-adjust their insulin dose using a protocol and home monitoring, and perform equally well or outperform physician directed adjustments. The objective of this study was to report the outcome of home monitoring of diabetic cats by owners using a protocol aimed at achieving euglycaemia, using ultra-low carbohydrate diets (≤10% metabolisable energy) and the insulin analogue glargine for >10 weeks and/or until remission was achieved. Fifty-five cats diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, whose owners joined the online German Diabetes-Katzen Forum, were included. An overall remission rate of 64% was achieved in the cohort. Significantly higher remission rates were observed if good glycaemic control was achieved soon after diagnosis: 84% for cats started on the protocol within 6 months of diagnosis went into remission, and only 35% for cats that began more than 6 months after diagnosis (P < 0.001). Only one mild clinical hypoglycaemic episode occurred observed despite tight blood glucose control. In conclusion, intensive blood glucose control is safe and effective in diabetic cats using home monitoring and treatment with glargine.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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