pet - what to expect and what
you might be feeling.
Basics - what is it, signs, risk factors, diagnosis.
|Diet and Treats
list - types of diets: commercial, prescription, or home cooking.
Food comparisons, healthy treats, and tips for finicky eaters.
how does it effect your pet?
- learn the signs, treatment, and be prepared!
- signs, treatment of severe ketoacidosis, and Zama's
one of the more complicated issues, but important to know about.
blood glucose curves - See images of how the proper timing of
insulin and diet effect your pet's diabetes control.
|Frequently Asked Questions
- All sorts of great information here.
|Comfortable Injection Tips
- Tips from experienced owners on how to give a comfortable
Hints from experienced owners -
Learn from the experience of others so you don't repeat common
Home Testing Techniques
Testing what it is, it's limitations and usefulness.
testing A huge resource section with a discussion of home BG
testing (is it right for you?), information on the accuracy of
meters, good meters for pets, and many testing techniques (how to
get that drop of blood) are fully described.
Hb tests - explanations of these blood tests (usually done in a
lab, but there are home meters that do them).
Older pets may have
diabetes and other common diseases. Read how the diseases may effect each
other and how they can be successfully managed together.
a Good Working Relationship with Your Vet
|Arranging for a pet
sitter - review which care options are available, how to prepare a
pet sitter, and how to prepare an Emergency Treatment Permission Form
|Traveling with your
pet - special considerations and preparation for traveling with a
In Our Quick Web Surveys
|We have several surveys
set up that you can participate in. By sharing your
experience, you can show how there are many options for the care of
of Life Stories
| "Will my pet live a normal life?"
That's often one of the first questions owners ask when their pet is diagnosed
with diabetes. This portion of the site is
devoted to sharing experiences about your diabetic pet's Quality Of
If you are interested in reading or sharing experiences about the details
of how owners manage their pet's diabetes (feeding and insulin schedules,
home testing, etc.) please see the Personal
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