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Hi Dr. Wilson, We've been using the Dia-IonX for Simeon, my 12 old cat for about 4 months. It was helping him for the first 3 months, but then his water intake/urination/demeanor worsened, and we went to 2 2.5 ml doses a day, but he got worse so we took him to the Vet. I showed the Dia-IonX to the Vet telling him we had been using it for several months with very good results. He had never heard of it (he is old school. Simeon's glucose was 359 and tests showed negative for kidney disease, so the vet started him on 1 unit of Lantus insulin 2 times a day in the hopes of reversing the diabetes which is possible with Lantus. I also am giving him 500 mcg of liquid methylcobalamin (no sugars or additives) to help with the neuropathy he began to experience in his back legs. That has since resolved. The insulin seemed to help the first week, but his urine stick tests I do every other day or so have come back higher, ie above the 100 range and he is again drinking water constantly. I stopped him cold turkey with the Dia-IonX supplement when we started him on the Lantus insulin which perhaps I should not have done. My Vet is not well read on either nutritional remedies for cats or homeopathic solutions, but he is all I've got here, so I don't confer with him anymore on nutritional issues. I also feed my cats ground chicken with Alnutrin plus Calcium supplement which I make in 24 pound batches every 3 weeks and freeze. I have 6 cats and 3 of them had allergy issues/IBD which have all resolved using the chicken/Alnutrin food with no grain, or added chemicals, etc. If the dia-ionix will help regulate his thirst, I will use it. I just want to make sure it does not interfere with his Lantus. I give him his shots just after he eats in the morning and evening 12 hours apart. I am planning to purchase an AlphaTrack glucometer for cats to help me do curves for him at home. He is good at the Vet, but the cost involved with doing the curves on a regular basis is beyond what we can do right now. I wish there was an easier way to get blood than through the ear... In any case, please advise with regards to the use of Dia-IonX in conjunction with Lantus insulin. Thank you so much. Pamela

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July 13, 2013 at 8:51 AM



Dear Pamela,

One can use Dia-IonX along with insulin. 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. From what you said It seems that you are doing that by feeding raw. In addition I give digestive enzymes, probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. 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.

Also check for any infection in the body such as in the bladder or in the mouth. Infection can contribute to worsening of the the blood glucose levels. 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
July 14, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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