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Our cat was recently diagnosed with diabetes and has been on insulin injections for two weeks. How can I determine at this point whether DIA-IONX is an option? Would I need to take him off insulin, or is there some other approach? Thanks. Mark

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November 26, 2016 at 12:34 AM

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One can give DIA-IONX along with insulin. If the blood glucose is high it is helpful to give insulin to get the glucose down more quickly. 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. 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. If that is the case 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 better utilize the diet and supplements better for a synergistic effect for faster healing. Sometimes cats are able to control their glucose levels by using just diet and supplementation. I prefer to give 10 drops twice daily on the breakfast and supper food. Once there is improvement you can give a whole dose once a day on the breakfast food. It is also important to avoid giving water that contains chlorine and fluoride. Exercise helps to reduce blood glucose levels.

     It is important to monitor blood or urinary glucose so you will know if you need to decrease the insulin dosage. You do not want to overdose insulin.   Please  keep us updated so we can help guide you.  
Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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