Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Diabetes mellitus

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Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Diabetes mellitus

Each Veterinary Medicine Essentials package covers diagnostic steps, treatment plan guidance and the latest updates, plus resources to share with your entire veterinary team and your clients.
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Dec 06, 2016
By dvm360.com staff

Cats are most commonly affected by this endocrine disease, but dogs can be affected as well. We've gathered our best content on diagnosing and—usually more complicated—managing your veterinary patients with diabetes mellitus. You'll find tips on which insulin to use, how to best monitor glucose control, what to tell owners to help them best maintain regulation at home and more.

Updates on diabetes mellitus

GLP-1 analogs: An emerging veterinary treatment for diabetes?

Oct 12, 2016

Ohio State researcher optimistic that monthly injections could replace daily insulin in cats. ...

 

Diabetes? You've got it licked! (with these dvm360 hacks)

Aug 03, 2016

Sweet! Hacks for overcoming everyday challenges with this common endocrine disease. ...

 

Diabetic remission in cats: Does it really exist and how do we achieve it?

Jun 24, 2015

A review of the veterinary literature reveals when this phenomenon may more likely occur. ...

 

Journal Scan: Owner expectations when treating pets with diabetes

Apr 15, 2015

Knowing the barriers to care may aid in educating clients and addressing concerns that may impede care. ...

 

CVC Highlight: What influences diabetic remission in cats

Nov 30, 2014

A look at which factors might make spontaneous normalization of glycemic control more likely in one of your feline patients. ...

 

Journal Scan: Survival data and prognostic factors in cats with newly diagnosed diabetes

May 31, 2014

This information about survival times and prognostic factors can provide valuable information for clinicians to better educate owners about treatment expectations and outcomes. ...

 

Video: Controlling diabetes in dogs

Sep 30, 2013

See what veterinary endocrinologist Dr. David Bruyette recommends as the go-to insulin to treat diabetes mellitus in dogs. ...

 

Feline diabetes research found to be poor-quality in veterinary review study

Nov 01, 2014

Current evidence sheds little light on remission factors, authors say. ...

Diagnosing and treating diabetes mellitus

The insulin stopped working? Inconceivable!

 

Insulin resistance in diabetic pets is a pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. ...

 

Using insulin detemir to treat diabetes in dogs

 

Veterinary practices have scant guidance on using the drug in dogs. ...

 

New studies in veterinary internal medicine: Endocrinology

 

Investigating the best way to monitor dogs with hyperadrenocorticism and whether fructosamine concentrations can be used to monitor glycemic control in diabetic patients. ...

 

Discovering the reasons underlying difficult-to-control diabetes in cats

 

Cats with diabetes can be challenging to monitor and treat because of the complex pathophysiology of the disease and cats' propensity for stress-related hyperglycemia. ...

 

Identifying the reasons behind difficult-to-control diabetes in dogs

 

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy in canine practice, but successful patient management sometimes can be a challenge. ...

 

Managing complications in diabetic cats

 

Learn the signs and common treatments for the chronic and acute complications that may develop so you can help catch them early in your feline patients. ...

 

Answers to your questions about diabetes mellitus

 

Answers to your questions about diabetes mellitus. ...

 

Diabetes cases may be climbing, but steadfast management can get patients into remission

 

Dr. Lori A. Wise answers questions about managing the rise in diabetes in companion animals. ...

Associated conditions

The antagonism and the insulin: A gripping saga of feline acromegaly

 

Come along as Dr. David Bruyette cuts through the mysteries of this potential confounding factor in diabetic patients. ...

 

Just Ask the Expert: Testing for concurrent diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism

 

In general, we try to regulate the diabetes before attempting to diagnose hyperadrenocorticism. ...

 

Feline acromegaly: The keys to diagnosis

 

Drs. Wakayama and Bruyette offer a look at which diagnostic tests are most beneficial in detecting this often underdiagnosed condition. ...

Client education

Break through to better diabetes care for your veterinary patients

 

We asked Dave Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM, how he’s using at-home blood glucose monitoring to improve care for diabetic pets, and how he convinces veterinary clients to overcome their fear of needles and injections. Here’s what he said. ...

 

5 tips to stop stressing over diabetic patient monitoring

 

Mrs. Smith is hypervigilant and Mr. McKinley is laissez faire. Your veterinary team can manage these pet owners' expectations with these five fairly simple steps for more effective home monitoring without the frustration. ...

 

Client handout: My pet has diabetes...now what?

 

Help cat and dog owners understand diabetes and how it's treatable ...

 

CVC Highlight: 8 tips to make life easier for owners of diabetic cats

 

Owning a diabetic cat gave this internist additional insights into how best to manage diabetic cats at home. ...

 

Journal Scan: Diabetic dog owners' concerns when it comes to their pets' quality of life

 

Keeping these concerns in mind may help with client communication. ...

 

Take the doom out of diabetes

 

With the right training and guidance—and just a little bit of encouragement—you can help clients understand that this common disease is actually quite manageable. ...

Arming your team

How talking saves diabetic cats and dogs

 

You want to inspire careful home care and calibrate expectations for the owners of diabetic cats and dogs. And as with many things, it starts with conversations between veterinary team members and pet owners in the exam room ... ...

 

Stick-er shock: Don't let lancets keep clients from helping pets

 

We know you like to save pet owners money. Dr. Dave Bruyette explains how, in the long run, at-home blood glucose monitoring does just that. ...

 

At-home diabetic monitoring: How much should you charge?

 

Drs. David Bruyette and Karen Felsted face off on how to charge—or not charge—clients for consultations. ...

 

The team member's guide to diabetes

 

Use these resources to communicate to communicate to clients about the disease. ...

 

Take the sting out of a diabetes diagnosis at your veterinary practice

 

Be supportive of pet owners when they're faced with their cat's diabetes diagnosis. Use these communication techniques to ease the burn of this challenging disease. ...

 

Idea Exchange: Numb ear = happier cat = better glucose curve

 

How to make in-house blood glucose curves in cats comfortable for all. ...

 

Idea Exchange: Practice makes perfect when clients give insulin injections

 

To teach owners of newly diagnosed diabetic pets how to inject insulin, I have them practice with sterile water. ...