Client perspectives on the support provided for the management of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats

Owners' feedback is crucial for gaining information on how a pet's DM is being managed at home and its effects on QoL (Reusch et al, 2006). Niessen et al (2012) found that the highest-rated negatively...

How to place a FreeStyle Libre in veterinary patients

The registered veterinary nurse (RVN) has a large role to play in helping manage and monitor diabetic patients. A sound understanding of the disease itself, common clinical signs and the treatment...

Complications of diabetes mellitus in canine and feline patients

Traditionally, classification of diabetes mellitus has mirrored that of the human disorder and is categorised into type-1 like and type-2 like diabetes mellitus..

Anaesthetic management of a patient undergoing unilateral phacoemulsification with concurrent diabetes mellitus

The patient was referred to the hospital for bilateral cataracts 6 months after being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM). The patient was fed a raw food diet (VOM, 2018) three times daily (TID) at...

A patient care report of a feline with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus hospitalised for a blood glucose curve

The patient was presented to a first opinion veterinary practice following a recent diagnosis of feline diabetes mellitus (FDM). The owner brought her cat to be admitted and hospitalised for a blood...

Diabetes mellitus in cats and the veterinary nurse's role

Insulin is synthesised in pancreatic β-cells. Its effects can be considered in terms of length of effect as short, intermediate and long term. The short-term effects are to lower blood glucose by...

The role of nutrition in the management of cats with diabetes mellitus

It should be noted that if there are concurrent conditions which influence nutritional needs these will usually take precedence, for example concurrent renal disease (Rand and Marshall, 2005)..

Diabetes pathophysiology and disease management

Diabetes is an endocrine disease affecting some of the glands that regulate metabolism. There are two main forms of the disease, diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus: Diabetes insipidus — This...