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Hi my name is Judy Koen:

We have a 9 year old female cat name Cupcake that kept on loosing weight so we went to the vet close to home and they sent blood off

and it came back as Diabeties. Her Glucose reading was around 500.They had us start giving her 1 unit of u40 vetsulin 2 times a day morning

and evening 12 hrs apart.We have been giving shots for 6 weeks and are up to 3units of insulin 2 times a day and her Glucose readings is still running from

high 490 to high 595.She weighed 4.9 lbs when we started treatment and has gained to 6.7lbs. We have been feeding her Small amounts of Fancy Feast

Classic Chicken with Royal Canin Glycobalance Dry since we started treatment.They keep telling us not to worry about the high Glucose Readings and just

keep increasing the Insulin. Should we Get another opinion from another Vet or what would you advise us to do! Thanks Judy&Oscar

Smartliving Guest asked this
June 1, 2017 at 1:33 AM



I would try a few things before seeking another veterinarian. DIA-IONX was designed to help with the symptoms of diabetes and 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. 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. So it is best to avoid any dry cat food.

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. It is also important to avoid giving water that contains chlorine and fluoride. Exercise helps to reduce blood glucose levels.

Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM
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