Feline diabetes: tight control vs loose control


Claire Fellman, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVCP, explains the difference between tightly controlling glucose and focusing more on the clinical signs and other factors of diabetes in cats.

In an interview with dvm360®, Claire Fellman, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVCP, discussed different methods for controlling diabetes in cats. Tight control focuses on aggressively monitoring to maintain ideal glucose levels. This may be the best way to achieve remission, but is not always realistic for cats or their owners.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Claire Fellman, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVCP: "We have flexibility in how we approach diabetics; there's not one right way. Certainly tight control probably gives us the best chances for diabetic remission, but loose control can also be very successful."

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