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Hi, my cat, a male 12 year-old tortoise shell, was diagnosed with diabetes and I wanted to know how to avoid over medicating. I am looking for holistic solutions as well as diet change and want to be informed as to what kind of options there are, aside from insulin. My cat had a blood test done last year and there were no signs of diabetes. We do feed him wellness dry cat food for indoor cats, as well as wet food with no fillers or by products.

He has been urinating outside of his box for many years, but no one ever associated that with possible diabetes, and he has been acting lethargic only for the last two months.

I would appreciate your help in determining what could be the best treatment for him.



Smartliving Guest asked this
July 26, 2011 at 3:31 PM



Dear Kai,

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. Some pets have been able to reduce their insulin dose and some have gotten to the point that they no longer needed to take the insulin. 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 fish oil. 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.

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
July 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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