Postprandial glycaemia in cats fed a moderate carbohydrate meal persists for a median of 12 hours - female cats have higher peak glucose concentrations

Farrow, Heidi, Rand, Jacquie S., Morton, John M. and Sunvold, Gregory (2012) Postprandial glycaemia in cats fed a moderate carbohydrate meal persists for a median of 12 hours - female cats have higher peak glucose concentrations. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 14 10: 706-715. doi:10.1177/1098612X12449702


Author Farrow, Heidi
Rand, Jacquie S.
Morton, John M.
Sunvold, Gregory
Title Postprandial glycaemia in cats fed a moderate carbohydrate meal persists for a median of 12 hours - female cats have higher peak glucose concentrations
Journal name Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1098-612X
1532-2750
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1098612X12449702
Volume 14
Issue 10
Start page 706
End page 715
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The postprandial increase in glucose concentration is typically not considered in selecting diets to manage diabetic and pre-diabetic cats. This study describes increases in glucose and insulin concentrations in 24 clinically healthy, neutered adult cats following one meal (59 kcal/kg) of a moderate carbohydrate diet (25% of energy). Median time to return to baseline after feeding for glucose was 12.2 h (1.8-≥24 h) and for insulin was 12.3 h (1.5-≥24 h). Time to return to baseline for glucose was not different between male (10.2 h) and female (17.2 h) cats. There was evidence female cats had a longer return to baseline for insulin (18.9 h versus 9.8 h) and females had higher (0.9 mmol/l difference) peak glucose than males. This demonstrates that the duration of postprandial glycaemia in cats is markedly longer than in dogs and humans, and should be considered when managing diabetic and pre-diabetic cats.
Keyword Domestic cat
Obese cats
Insulin concentrations
Tolerance tests
Dogs
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Veterinary Science Publications
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