Links to Information on Managing Your Dog's Diabetes and Related Problems

From here you can navigate to any of this website's pages, as well as to dozens of other sites about canine diabetes and associated conditions. This page is updated periodically.



Diabetes in Dogs

Other Conditions and Information


Diabetes in Dogs

K9diabetes.com: What is regulated?
K9diabetes.com: Insulin and Food
K9diabetes.com: Treatment
K9diabetes.com: Stories of dogs living with diabetes
K9diabetes.com Forum

Dr. Mark Peterson's blog articles on diabetes in dogs and cats

Dogs with Diabetes Wiki

DVM360 - Dr. Audrey Cook, Texas A&M: Excellent article on treating diabetes; support for home testing, curves

ADWDiabetes Newsletter - Interpreting Blood glucose curves by Dr. Joi Sutton

ADWDiabetes Newsletter - Glucose Curves and Insulin Doses by Dr. Joi Sutton

Merck Veterinary Manual: Diabetes

Veterinary Partner: Diabetes

Intervet: Vetsulin/Caninsulin information for veterinarians

Intervet: Vetsulin/Caninsulin information for owners

WSAVA 2001 Proceedings: Treatment Options for Diabetes

Sugarcats: Older but good outline of diagnosis and treatment of diabetes in pets

References for Human Diabetics

Univ. Mass. Medical School: The Healing Handbook for Persons with Diabetes

Dr. Hanas: Diabetes Guide (PDF)

On Humans: How Blood Glucose Control Fails

LillyDiabetes.com: Main page


Dog Diabetes Wiki: NPH / Insulatard

NPH Insulin: Humulin N information sheet (PDF)

Vetsulin/Caninsulin by Intervet: Detailed Information

DiabetesNet.com: Lantus/Glargine

BD: Insulin Performance Categories

Lilly: Chart of Insulin Activity Profiles

LillyDiabetes.com: Types of insulin

Drs. Foster & Smith: Insulin Information Sheet

Dr. Greco: How to Change Insulins (PDF) (May require registration to view)

Complications – Ketones

Dogs with Diabetes Wiki: ketones and Ketoacidosis

VeterinaryPartner.com:  Ketoacidosis Treatment

Veterinary Endocrinology Blog:  Treating  Ketoacidosis with Analog Insulins

Upstate Animal Medical Center (New York):  Treating  Ketoacidosis

Sample Online of Ketodiastix to test for ketones and glucose

NAVC Clinician's Brief: Ketoacidosis diagnostic/treatment tree (member login required)


Petdiabetes.org: Signs and Treament for Hypoglycemia

Dogs with Diabetes Wiki: Hypoglycemia

Complications – Cataracts

Veterinary Partner: Cataracts in Diabetic Dogs

Animal Eye Care: Cataracts in Dogs

Difficult to Regulate Dogs

Veterinary Partner: Hard to regulate diabetic pets

WSAVA 2003 Proceedings: Unstable Diabetics - Solving the Problems

K9diabetes.com: Honeymooning in recently diagnosed diabetic dogs

Petdiabetes.org: Rebound (Somogyi Effect)

Blood Glucose Testing

K9diabetes.com: Videos and picture tutorials of home blood glucose testing

K9diabetes.com: Monitoring

AlphaTrak: Techniques for testing blood sugar. Unfortunately, this information has become generic and not very helpful but does confirm the body areas that can be used to test.

Canadian Vet. Journal: Study on Owner Perceptions of Home Blood Glucose Testing, 2005

WSAVA 2002: Experiences with Blood Glucose Home Monitoring by Owners, C.E. Reusch, U. Zurich

Meters: OneTouch Ultra
Meters: AlphaTrak Meter - Abbott page
Meters: Bayer Contour and other Meters
Meters: Abbott meters - Freestyle, AlphaTrak, Optium, Precision, i-STAT
Meters: Precision Xtra
Meters: Accuchek

Petdiabetes.org: Sample curves for food and insulin

FDA: Glucose Meters and Diabetes Management

Urine Testing

Petdiabetes.org: Urine glucose testing

Hocks.com: Ten Parameter Urine Multi-Test Strips

Syringes and Injections

K9diabetes.com Answer Forum: Insulin, Syringes, Injections

WSU Vet School: Diabetes treatment, includes many images on filling a syringe (Scroll down; sometimes the menu moves the text to lower on the page)

K9diabetes.com: Videos on the YouTube Channel of dogs getting their insulin injections

PostCare Diabetes Center: Tutorial on mixing two insulins in one syringe

Felinediabetes.com: U-40 / U-100 Insulin Syringe Conversion

Dogs with Diabetes Wiki: U40/U100 Insulin Syringe Conversion

Veterinary Partner: Insulin Administration Guide

Unit Conversions

Page that converts units between mmol/L and mg/dL

Fructosamine Testing

Sugarcats: Approx. translation of fructosamine values into blood glucose values

Healthy Info.com: Approx. translation of fructosamine values into blood glucose levels


Cataracts and Ophthalmology

Veterinary Partner: Cataracts in Diabetic Dogs

St. Luke's Eye Clinic: Anatomy of Cornea

Wikipedia: Slow healing (refractory/indolent ) Corneal Ulcers

Animal Eye Care: Cataracts in Dogs

Merck Veterinary Manual: Glaucoma

Merck Veterinary Manual: Lens

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)

Neurological Disorders

Kyle Braund, DVM, IMS Auburn University Diagnosing Neurological Disorders: Good detailed descriptions of various issues and their symptoms

Cushings and Addison’s Disease

Dr. Peterson, Endocrinologist, on the challenges of diagnosing Cushing's in a dog with diabetes

Petdiabetes.org on diagnosing Cushing's vs. Diabetes

K9cushings.com Cushings forum with support and links to articles on Cushings

Yahoo Group: Cushing's in Dogs

WSU Vet School: Addison’s Disease

Yahoo Group: Addison's Disease in Dogs

Crash Course in Cushings (with many links to other sites)

Kidney Disease

DACVM.org: Chronic Renal Failure (2001)

WSU Vet School: Giving SubQ Fluids to a Dog

Liver Disease

WSAVA 2001: Liver Disease

About.com Veterinary: Bile Acid Test of Liver Function

NAVC Clinician's Brief, Drs. Webster & Cooper: Diagnostic Use of Bile Acid Test (Available as PDF, may have to register to view)

Pancreatitis and Gastrointestinal

WSAVA 2002 Proceedings: Pancreatitis

DVM360, Dr. Robert Washabau: Risk factors for developing Pancreatitis video

Texas A&M GI Lab: Tests availabe for GI function

Reading Lab Test Results

WSU Vet School: What Do Those Lab Tests Mean?

PetPlace.com: Understanding Blood Work for Dogs

PetPlace.com: Understanding a Complete CBC Count for Dogs

PetEducation.com: Understanding urinalysis results

Cornell: Routine urinalysis results

NationWide Laboratories (UK): Test Interpretation

LabTestsOnline.org: Understanding the Lipase Test


Drugs.com: Veterinary drug database

Veterinary Partner.com: Canine Pet Pharmacy

PetPlace.com: Prescription Drugs

Marvistavet.com: Information on numerous medications for veterinary use

DVM360, Dr. Carlo Vitalli: Proper use of Corticosteroids

Other Medical Issues

DVM360, Dr. Natasha Olby: Neurodegenerative Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Financial Assistance for Veterinary Expenses

IMOM: assistance with veterinary care

Care Credit: assistance with veterinary care


ASPCA: Animal Poison Control Center, Toxic Plants

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