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Diabetes in Dogs

~ Increased levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood (known as “hyperglycemia”) when the dog has been fasted, combined with the presence of glucose (sugar) in the urine (known as “glucosuria”)
~ Disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism caused by an absolute or relative insulin deficiency
~ The pancreas is an organ of the body, located near the upper small intestine; the pancreas produces insulin to regulate blood sugar

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Diabetes in Cats

~ Disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism caused by absolute or relative insulin deficiency or resistance to insulin
~ Type II (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) is characterized by inadequate or delayed insulin secretion relative to the needs of the cat; many of these pets live without the need for insulin injections (exogenous insulin) and are less prone to ketoacidosis (acidic condition of the blood caused by the presence of ketone bodies); most common form in cats

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