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Hello, Dr. Char. My 18 year old, male feline is a diabetic of six years now. He has had a few rough patches when being forced to switch insulin's due to Vetsulin being banned from import by the FDA several years back now due to unknown insulin levels per unit. But he has been regulated on Pro-zinc for almost four years now. With diet we have gotten him to a half unit twice a day. I do not wish to do anything that will upset this balance. However, he also has obvious arthritis and joint discomfort. Several OTC remedies I've seen contain glucose or other potential substances that may effect his glucose and/or insulin levels. I am a nurse and know that in the hospitals we make reference to insulin as medication however since it is a naturally occurring substance produced in the body I'm not sure if your claim that Arthro-ionx will not interfere with any medication will cover this. Please, if you will, verify this claim and whether or not is it safe to administer this product without any change to my cat's insulin/glucose levels and that there is no risk to his current state of stability. Thank you in advance for you time. Sincerely, Dale

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May 7, 2013 at 10:26 AM



Dear Dale,

Arthro-IonX should not impact the insulin/glucose levels so it would be a better choice than using glucosamine. With Dia-IonX with time some pets will begin to make more functional insulin and thus less is needed to be given. Just to be safe I would dipstick some urine to check for glucose. As you know, when giving insulin you want to keep glucose levels in the urine at a trace so you won't worry that the blood glucose will drop too low.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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