Articles on diagnosing, managing, treating, and monitoring diabetes mellitus in cats. Also—a look at porcine insulin zinc suspension (Vetsulin, Caninsulin—Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health) in the management of feline diabetes mellitus.
Protocols for monitoring diabetic cats have evolved over the years. Random spot-checking a blood glucose concentration, although easy to perform, is unacceptable as the sole means of monitoring because it cannot accurately represent the cat's response to insulin. Therefore other methods of monitoring diabetic cats need to be employed.