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I have an 8 year old female Chihuahua (vet thinks she is mixed with something else but not sure what). She was just diagnosed with the early stages of diabetes. I can not in any way afford what they charge for insulin. What other alternatives are there? Also, what food should I be feeding her? I usually only give her dry food. Also at her check up everything else was fine. No signs of cateracts either. Her weight is 10.8 pounds where about 2 months ago she was at 16 pounds. She was overweight because one of her feet was irratating her and after months and months (pretty much a year) of sprays, creams, pills, expensive vet food nothing worked for her until I finally found a cure for her foot. When her foot cleared up, she became more active/playful and lost the weight then we found out she is diabetic. Thank you. -Teri-

Smartliving Guest asked this
February 12, 2013 at 3:20 PM



Dear Teri,

We strongly urge owners to give insulin to bring the blood glucose levels down to a safe level. You might want to try Dia-IonX. After giving Dia-IonX for a while some owners have reported that they have been able to reduce the insulin dosage and some have been able to stop giving it because their dog no longer needed it. However, each patient is unique and has its own set of circumstances. For pets that are on insulin, we ask that the owners not stop giving insulin until the body no longer requires it. I would suggest you try Dia-IonX because it helps to control the symptoms of diabetes and it's therapeutic mineral base helps activate the enzyme systems in the body that help with healing.

In addition give digestive enzymes with each meal, MSM, a probiotic, and a fish oil supplement daily. Dia-IonX will help the body better utilize the other supplements for a faster response. In addition make sure that you offer sufficient water free of chlorine and fluoride. A regular exercise schedule is also helpful in moving glucose from the blood and into the muscles which will reduce the blood glucose.

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

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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