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My 16/17 year old domestic short hair cat (tuxedo cat) recently diagnosed with latent diabetes and will be coming home today from an episode to ketoacidosis in the hospital. Since she is recently diagnosed how soon can I start the Dia-ionx.  She is being placed on 1 unit of glargine (lantis) each day to see what might stablilze her and to give her any food that is palatible for her (classic) Fancy Feast until she get under control.  She does have some kidney issues. -Connee-

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December 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM



Dear Connee,

You can start now by giving 10 drops of Dia-IonX twice daily on the food. Dia-IonX was designed to help with the symptoms of diabetes and to stimulate the body to heal. Healing takes time and so you need to monitor blood glucose levels to determine if it is appropriate to adjust the dosage. In the cat there are factors that help them to respond well to therapy. It is important to feed wet cat food and no dry food at all if possible and all foods including treats should consist of ingredients suitable for a diabetic. Low carbohydrate canned foods that are nonprescription include Friskies Classic Pate Salmon, Fancy Feast - Savory Salmon Feast, Turkey and Giblets Feast, and White Meat Chicken Florentine. These are 2% or lower in carbohydrates. In addition, I give digestive enzymes, probiotics and fish oil.

Dia-IonX helps the body to better utilize the diet and supplements better for a synergistic effect for faster healing. It is also important to avoid giving water that contains chlorine and fluoride.

Exercise helps to move glucose from the blood stream into the muscles helping to regulate the blood sugar levels. Hopefully you can get your cat to play. Having a consistent schedule is necessary in good regulation.

Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 10, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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