In this episode, Lauren and JJ work through a case involving a kitty that was too sweet for its own good. After taking some bets on what would be causing the symptoms, they reach a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. The episode features a deep dive into management of feline diabetes mellitus, including medication, diet, and monitoring.
Sources for this episode include:
- Rand, J. 2017. ‘Feline Diabetes - Maximizing Diabetic Remission.’ World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress proceedings.
- Rand, J. 2019. ‘Feline Diabetic Remission: Should it be the Goal?’ American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum proceedings.
- Behrend, E., Holford, A., Lathan, P., Rucinsky, R., Schulman, R. 2018. ‘2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.’ American Animal Hospital Association website: https://www.aaha.org/aaha-guidelines/diabetes-management/diabetes-management-home/
- Rothrock, K. 2012. ‘Feline Diabetes Mellitus.’ Vincyclopedia of Diseases. Veterinary Information Network: www.vin.com
- Reusch, C. ‘Feline Diabetes Mellitus.’ Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th ed. St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier. 2010 pp. 1796-1816.
- Alt, N., Kley, S., Haessig, M., Reusch, C. ‘Day-to-day Variability of Blood Glucose Concentration Curves Generated at Home in Cats with Diabetes Mellitus.’ Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), April 2007.
And for our non-veterinary listeners, here is an article from Texas A&M about cats hiding illness: https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/when-is-your-cat-hiding-illness-or-injury/