Cat Owners

Treating Feline Diabetes

If your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes or isn't responding well to other treatment options, like lifestyle changes, your veterinarian may recommend beginning insulin injections.

When given properly, regular insulin injections can help keep your cat's blood glucose levels stable throughout the day.

It could take a month or more to see improvement in the signs of diabetes as your veterinarian adjusts your cat's insulin dose to regulate blood glucose levels. Even as the signs decrease or disappear, it is important to remain in close contact with your veterinarian and schedule regular checkups to monitor your cat's progress.

At-Home Management

In addition to insulin injections and regular checkups with your vet, there are steps you can take to manage feline diabetes at home.

Routine: The best thing you can do for a cat with diabetes is keep a consistent routine. Whether with food, exercise or insulin injections, routine can help keep blood glucose levels stable.

Diet: After diagnosis, your veterinarian will recommend the best diet for your cat to follow. Keep feeding schedules and meal sizes consistent to maintain glucose levels.

Exercise and play: For cats with diabetes, keeping active can be a great way to stay healthy and keep blood glucose levels stable.