Managing canine diabetes
You can successfully manage
your diabetic dog's health with insulin therapy, the correct diet and
Can diabetes be cured?
The underlying cause of diabetes
cannot be cured. Diabetic dogs usually require lifelong treatment with an insulin
Aim of diabetes treatment
The aim of treatment is to
restore your diabetic dog’s quality of life. This means
stopping the signs of diabetes mellitus and minimizing diabetic complications
without causing hypoglycaemia.
Untreated or poorly managed
diabetes mellitus may result in a serious condition known as diabetic
ketoacidosis. This is an emergency and requires prompt treatment.
Read more under Emergencies.
How are diabetic dogs treated?
A regular routine is vital
for successful diabetes management.
Effective treatment of canine diabetes
is very rewarding. You can help your dog regain its quality of life.