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My cat Misty has diabetes. She was diagnosed just two weeks ago. I have her on insulin twice daily (2 units each time). I read about DIA-IONX recently, as a possible substitute to insulin. Is this true? I am having problems giving her the insulin due to my club hands. She meows every time I inject her into the skin on the back of her neck. She is 12 years of age and I never had this develop in her before. She's on Friskies (wet and dry) and has been for many years. She's strictly indoors only. What can I do to make this situation easier for both of us? What kind of cat food can I give her to help this situation improve? I'm on Social Security so need I say more. Thank you for any and all information you can share with me at this time. I truly appreciate your assistance. Sincerely, T.J. Currier

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July 4 at 2:18 AM

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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 your therapy. You may find your cat needs less insulin.

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. Dry cat food stresses out the pancreas. In addition I give probiotics and Omega 3,6,9.

  DIA-IONX helps the body to utilize the diet and supplements better for a synergistic effect for faster healing. Sometimes cats are able to  control their glucose levels by diet and supplementation. I usually start with 10 drops twice daily on the breakfast and supper meals.  If needed you can give another 10 drops orally at bedtime.   It is also important to avoid giving  water that  contains chlorine and fluoride.   Exercise helps to reduce blood glucose levels.  You can check urine glucose levels with urine test strips.  If it drops to negative it would alert you to the need of calling your veterinarian.




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Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 4 at 12:00 AM
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