Diabetes mellitus in dogs - disease management
With exercise, the correct diet and insulin therapy you can successfully manage the health of your
Can diabetes be cured?
The underlying cause of diabetes cannot be cured. Diabetic dogs usually require lifelong treatment with
an insulin preparation.
Aim of Treatment
Restoring your diabetic dog’s quality of life is the aim of treatment. This means minimizing diabetic
causing hypoglycaemia and
stopping the signs of diabetes mellitus:
- drinking lots of water
- urinating frequently
- increased hunger and weight loss.
Poorly managed or untreated diabetes mellitus may result in diabetic
ketoacidosis, a serious condition. This must be treated as an emergency requiring prompt treatment.
Read more under Emergencies.
How are diabetic dogs treated?
Successful diabetes management is dependent upon a regular routine.
Helping your dog regain its quality of life through the effective treatment of diabetes is very rewarding.