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My cat was diagnosed with diabetes. Ever since we started giving him insulin, he has developed problems with his back legs,and his lower spine has oddly protruded and feels extremely different. I can't afford to bring him to the vet because they charged so much. Should I change my cat's diet or stop the insulin shots? He always has dry food down and in the morning he gets fed wet food. How can I help my kitty get healthier and potentially get rid of his nerve damage from the insulin shots?

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November 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM



Dear Joshua,

One cannot stop giving insulin until the need is no longer there. 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. If your cat does not like prescription canned here are some other options. 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 Omega 3,6,9. In addition you might try giving Geri-Form by Llyods to nourish the nerves. 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
November 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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