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About 2 weeks ago my cat was diagnosed with diabetes. His number were high (over 350) the day they diagnosed but since we started treatment with insulin (lantus) his numbers have been below 200. I have to check his glucose levels at night and in the morning (12 hours apart) by poking him in the ear. Then I have to give him a shot of insulin. Needless to say he isn't happy. This is a two person job as he hates to be poked. Would it be ok to either take him off the insulin and use the Dia-IonX or could I give him the insulin during the week (when 2 people are home) & give the Dia-IonX on the weekends to cover 2 -3 doses times of insulin.

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March 8, 2014 at 11:07 AM



Dear Terri,

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 the insulin dosage. 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. 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 will need to maintain the schedule 7 days a week. Too much insulin can cause death. However sometimes the body can begin to make more functional insulin which means that a lower dose or no insulin would be required. But diet and supplements are usually essential to keep things under control.

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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