Diabetes occurs when the blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high, e.g. if the body is not producing enough insulin. It can usually be managed very successfully and your vet will explain in detail what is involved. There are usually 2 key steps in management:
Providing insulin through regular injections
Adjusting your cat’s diet
The goal of treatment is to maintain blood glucose within a safe range throughout the day. As your cat’s glucose level is stabilised, you should notice his/her condition improving.
This delicious complete veterinary diet has been formulated to help regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels in diabetic cats. It contains low levels of carbohydrate to reduce the upsurge in blood glucose that happens after meals, and high levels of protein to help stimulate insulin release from the pancreas.
PURINA® PRO PLAN® VETERINARY DIETS Feline DM ST/OX Diabetes Management has been shown to reduce insulin requirements in some diabetic cats and is also rich in the antioxidant vitamin E to help neutralise the free radicals produced with diabetes.
Key benefits of PURINA® PRO PLAN® VETERINARY DIETS Feline DM ST/OX Diabetes Management
Clinically proven to reduce the need for insulin injections in some diabetic cats and help control blood glucose levels
Contains low levels of carbohydrate which enables slower and controlled release of glucose after eating
Enhanced levels of vitamin E to reduce the oxidative stress associated with diabetes
With ST/OX for urinary security: formulated to reduce the risk of urinary conditions
Note that PURINA® PRO PLAN® VETERINARY DIETS Feline DM ST/OX Diabetes Management is not suitable for pregnant cats, kittens or cats that need a low protein diet such as those with kidney failure or some types of liver disease.