Management of canine diabetes

Fleeman, L. M. and Rand, J. S. (2001) Management of canine diabetes. Veterinary Clinics of North America-small Animal Practice, 31 5: 855-880.


Author Fleeman, L. M.
Rand, J. S.
Title Management of canine diabetes
Journal name Veterinary Clinics of North America-small Animal Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-5616
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Issue 5
Start page 855
End page 880
Total pages 26
Place of publication Philadelphia
Publisher W B Saunders
Language eng
Subject 0707 Veterinary Sciences
Abstract The majority of diabetic dogs appear to have a form of type 1 diabetes analogous to the latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA) in humans. Evidence of acute or chronic pancreatitis occurs in about 40% of diabetic dogs. Blindness caused by cataract formation eventually occurs in the majority of diabetic dogs and is not dependent on glycemic control. Insulin is the mainstay of therapy for diabetic dogs, and a conservative approach to insulin therapy is crucial. Most diabetic dogs require twice-daily dosing with lente or NPH insulin to adequately control their clinical signs. The diet fed should primarily be palatable and nutritionally balanced. Improved glycemic control may be achieved in some dogs if the diet contains increased insoluble fiber.
Keyword Veterinary Sciences
Glucosidase Inhibitor Acarbose
Dietary Fiber
Hypoglycemia Unawareness
Glycemic Control
Growth-hormone
Healthy Dogs
C-peptide
Mellitus
Blood
Hyperadrenocorticism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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