Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism due to relative or absolute insulin deficiency. Most cases of spontaneous diabetes occur in middle-aged dogs and cats.  In one study, male cats were more commonly affected than females; no breed predilection is seen in cats.
Source:  The Merck Veterinary Manual

Did you know…the main clinical signs of diabetes mellitus are:

Excessive eating
Excessive drinking
Excessive urination
Weight loss

For even more information about diabetes mellitus in cats:

  • VeterinaryPartner.com provides this article discussing everything from
    Type I and Type II Diabetes Mellitus,
    What Happens Once a Diagnosis Is Reached,
    Home Glucose Testing,
    When to Return to the Hospital/What to Watch for,
    Insulin Shock,
    and Feeding a Diabetic pet.
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