Diabetes in cats: Good quality of life is possible

11/2/2012 | WebMD

November is American Diabetes Month, and veterinarian Ann Hohenhaus writes that obese cats and those with recurring bouts of pancreatitis are at risk for the condition. A cat with diabetes usually needs insulin injections twice daily, something most owners report they are able to do even though they don't like adhering to a set schedule for the therapy, according to a survey. Dr. Hohenhaus says the injections allow some animals to achieve remission, and most owners report their animal's quality of life is good, fairly good or as good as possible.

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