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49281Re: [FH] Re: Cured Diabetes With Diet? OT

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  • Karen Plasket
    Nov 18, 2013
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      Hi Elise,
      Some cats go into remission on Purina DM diet (canned food).  Most owners do not test the blood glucose at home, as it can be difficult not to mention stressful for both you and Max.  An alternative is using glucose urine monitoring strips (not as accurate as blood glucose, but does give you an idea of whether the glucose is in the urine).
      The insulin injections are really quite easy for an owner to give at home.
      Karen Plasket, DVM
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      From: Elise Eisfelder <eeisfelder@...>
      To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 10:40 am
      Subject: [FH] Re: Cured Diabetes With Diet? OT

      My Max is now diabetic after 4 years of chronic pancreatitis. If you don't mind sharing, how did you cure your cat with diet? I'm scared to death of this and don't think I will be able to home test the blood glucose. My docile cat was a terror at the vet's when they did a opening curve.



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