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Diabetes mellitus Owner Factsheet

Diabetes is a relatively common disease in older people and is being recognised more frequently in older pets. If untreated the disease has serious effects and will ultimately result in the death of your pet. The good news is that the majority of diabetic animals can now be treated and may live normal, happy lives if you are prepared to invest time and money in their care.

What is diabetes?

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How would I know if my cat has diabetes?

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Why does my cat have diabetes?

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Can diabetes be treated?

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Will my cat need insulin?

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Why can't insulin be given as a tablet?

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I can't give my cat injections - what can I do?

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Does my vet need to keep seeing my cat?

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Will my cat be unwell while being treated for diabetes?

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