Testing Diabetic Cats for Acromegaly

July 12, 2017

Christopher Scudder, BVSc, MVetMed, MRCVS, DACVIM, PhD student at Royal Veterinary College, believes tricky to control diabetic cats should be tested for acromegaly.

Christopher Scudder, BVSc, MVetMed, MRCVS, DACVIM, PhD student at Royal Veterinary College, believes tricky to control diabetic cats should be tested for acromegaly (hyposomatotropism). Diabetic cats should also be tested at the onset of diabetes, because it looks like 1 in 4 diabetic cats are diabetic because of their acromegaly. Testing at the onset of diabetes may open up treatment options to help try to control the condition.