Cat quiz

Take our quiz to test your general knowledge about diabetes mellitus and the management of diabetes in cats. Links are provided to help you with the answers!

1. A cat suffering from diabetes typically:
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  Drinks a lot, urinates often, eats a lot and is generally lethargic
  Has a fever and is off its food.
  Loses weight and has a dull coat.
2. How common is diabetes in cats?
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  Only 1 in 5000 cats develops diabetes
  1 in 500 cats may develop diabetes
  Diabetes is hardly ever diagnosed in cats.
3. Managing a cat with diabetes mellitus involves:
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  Regular insulin injections, feeding a suitable diet and a regular exercise regime.
  Long term antibiotic treatments and hypoallergenic diets.
  Regular insulin injections and lots of rest.
4. What is hypoglycaemia?
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  High blood sugar or blood glucose.
  Low blood sugar or blood glucose.
  Glucose in the urine.
5. Signs that describe possible hypoglycaemia in a cat are:
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  Drinking and urinating lots
  Red, itchy skin
  Shivering, restlessness and general weakness
6. If your cat shows signs of hypoglycaemia, you should:
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  Telephone your veterinarian and make an appointment for your cat.
  Ensure that your cat is warm enough and has sufficient water to drink
  Offer food immediately, give glucose solution and contact your veterinarian if your cat will not eat.
7. Insulin should be stored:
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  At room temperature.(<25�C)
  In the refrigerator (2-8�C)
  In the freezer (-15�C)
8. What is the expected lifespan of a treated diabetic cat?
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  A treated diabetic cat can live a normal life
  10 weeks
  None of the above