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My 11 year old male cat is currently on insulin, 2 units twice a day. Will your meds possibly eliminate this insulin usage?

Smartliving Guest asked this
May 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM



Dear Gerlinde,

Some pets have been able to stop using insulin but each case is individual because there are different causes for the development of diabetes. One should use insulin to get the blood glucose down to acceptable levels and then only decrease when the body has begun to heal and requires less. It requires close monitoring and communication with your regular veterinarian so that you will know how to decrease the amount of insulin given.

In addition to Dia-IonX I recommend that no dry food be given.  A canned diet such as Purina's DM often yields good results.  Digestive enzymes, probiotics such as Purina's Forti Flora, and a fish oil supplement are supportive.  Dia-IonX helps the body better utilize the other supplements.  Together there is a synergistic effect for faster results.  You want diabetes to be well regulated so that you reduce the risk of developing problems with the eyes or kidneys.<br /><br />

 I hope this will help you and your cat.  It is a lot of work and responsibility in the beginning stages but if you can deal with the source of the problem then maybe life will be easier in the long-run.<br /><br />

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 3, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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