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Hi, My 12 year old Siamese just got diagnosed with Diabetes. His WBC count was also 42,000, ? for a URI as he was sneezing, but no colored discharge from nose. I have been feeding grain free Blue Buffalo for dry and assorted natural wet foods, which I thought were healthy for him and my other 2 cats only to find out brown rice, etc in the mix. Now I've tried wet food only with just meat, but they turn their nose up at it. My vet gave me Purina diabetes dry food which I was forced to start since he and the other 2 wouldn't eat the wet. My Vet started him on Lantus 1 U bid but his FBS went down to 65 and she decreased to 1/2 U bid. However since he didn't want to eat I held it. I checked it this am and it was 490, and I gave 1 U again. (I'm an RN). I'm so angry and upset that he has developed this when I gave them grain free food,(in attempt to be proactive and prevent diabetes); only to find out it still created diabetes (with peas, carrots, cranberries, etc). I know it can be reversed if they eat only wet food, but since they won't eat it, I'm kind of stuck at this point. Do you have any suggestions on the brand of wet/dry food to use and also any naturopathic formulas that can reverse this? I have a nauturopathic MD for me and dont' take any meds and don't want my cats to, either. Please help..I really would like to reverse this if possible. Thank you so much for your time and your help. Sincerely, Priscilla :0)

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October 4, 2015 at 3:44 PM



Dear Priscilla,

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 your therapy. You may find your cat needs less 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. There are some OTC foods that are low in carbohydrates. You could 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. In addition I give 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. 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.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 5, 2015 at 1:10 PM
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