We usually suggest that Dia-IonX be given along with insulin. However if you cannot give insulin it is better to try these other things than to do nothing else. 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 change treatment. 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. Some cats can avoid insulin by following the diet. Let me know if you are not able to give a prescription canned food and need a list of low carbohydrate OTC food. 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.
You might want to purchase some urine glucose test strips or bring a urine sample in to your veterinarian office for analysis to determine if your cat is actually diabetic. There could also be a urinary tract infection or kidney disease that might need to be treated. Knowing what the problem is very important in knowing what the best course of action should be.
Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.