Treating Your Dog's Diabetes  



Dogs basically are like Type 1 human diabetics. Damage to the pancreas destroys their ability to make insulin and they depend on injections to provide this vital substance.

Your dog’s cells can’t be fed—given energy to function—without insulin. So when your dog’s pancreas can’t produce it any more, your dog is literally starving. The food she’s eating can’t be used.

The treatment for diabetes is to provide the needed insulin by giving injections of insulin just under the skin, usually two injections per day, 12 hours apart.

In addition, your dog’s diet may have to be adjusted to balance well with the insulin, giving an appropriate level of blood sugar throughout the day.

See the following links for more information about treating and monitoring your dog.

Main page

K9diabetes Forum

What's regulated?

Insulins and foods



Videos of home blood glucose testing

Videos posted at YouTube of dogs getting their insulin injections


Home BG testing







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