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My Sweetie Pie rescue cat of 6 yrs. has just been diagnosed with diabetes. I am against insulin shots and just ordered your DIA-IONX. Sweetie Pie is a domestic blk/wht med. haired cat and has been peeing all over the house. He used to go outside. He is now eating Purina One SmartBlend Hairball Formula dry food as he would not eat canned wet food. I am on my way to buy a whole rotissire chicken from Costco to add to his dry food for more protein. What about canned tuna? Any suggestions and information would be most appreciated. Sweetie Pie would not eat wet canned food in the past.

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April 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM

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Dear Barbara,

Usually insulin is used to get the blood glucose level down faster. One can give 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 insulin 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. There are some OTC foods that are low in carbohydrates in case your cat does not like prescription diabetic food. I would try these Low carbohydrate canned foods that are nonprescription; they 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. I hope your cat will eat anyone of these. Dry cat food stresses out the pancreas. If you add a lot of protein you will need to add minerals to keep the diet balanced. 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. Sometimes cats are able to get off insulin and control their glucose levels by diet and supplementation. 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 www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 5, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Dear Barbara,

Usually insulin is used to get the blood glucose level down faster. One can give 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 insulin 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. There are some OTC foods that are low in carbohydrates in case your cat does not like prescription diabetic food. I would try these Low carbohydrate canned foods that are nonprescription; they 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. I hope your cat will eat anyone of these. Dry cat food stresses out the pancreas. If you add a lot of protein you will need to add minerals to keep the diet balanced. 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. Sometimes cats are able to get off insulin and control their glucose levels by diet and supplementation. 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 www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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