Facts About Pets With Diabetes
Cats can get type 1 or type 2, and if they have type 2, diabetes can sometimes be treated with diet/exercise.
Nicky was diagnosed with diabetes at about 6-7 years old and lived with diabetes for 5-6 years. He was happy and playful, and never lost vision. He did not mind getting his blood sugar checked or getting his insulin. He ate the same food he did before he got diabetes.
Hunter was diagnosed with diabetes at about age 6 and has had diabetes for about a year. He is doing well and enjoys life. Hunter has a lot of food allergies so also continues on the same food he was eating before being diagnosed with diabetes. Hunter has been able to take advantage of newer technologies such as wearing a glucose sensor (which provides invaluable information about glucose control.