Diabetes in Cats

Since my cat Dandelion has recently been diagnosed as diabetic, I thought I’d write a quick blog post about diabetes in cats.

This particular type of diabetes is called diabetes mellitus or ‘sugar diabetes’ and actually affects around 1 in 500 cats, making it much more common than you may have imagined.

Diabetes mellitus is caused by the body having insufficient access to the hormone insulin. This can be either because the pancreas does not produce enough, or because the cells in the body are unable to respond to the insulin that is present.

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