The management of diabetes in cats requires a multi-level approach. Your pet needs to be regularly evaluated by your veterinarian in addition to, in many cases, daily blood glucose monitoring and insulin injections, as well as the treatment of any complications.
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common condition in diabetic cats. It often occurs when a cat receives two doses of insulin, which lowers blood glucose levels. Blood glucose levels can also decrease if the cat does not eat after receiving their dose of insulin.
Hypoglycemia can lead to the development of seizures in cats, which is why proper management and care are so essential. Management includes an appropriate dosage of insulin, vitamin supplements, and regular exercise. As some cats have a more sedentary lifestyle, encouraging them to exercise is recommended.
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