When your pet is diagnosed with diabetes, you are given a lot of new information at one time. Dr. Giuliani gives this handout (Click here) to every newly diagnosed patient. It goes over all the basics of having a diabetic pet, including how diabetes effects the body, ways to monitor sugar levels, and important things to look out for in your pet's behavior and eating/drinking habits.
The Royal Veterinary College has created an app that can help to monitor your pet's diabetes! The App is now available for free download onto smartphones and tablets, from Android (http://bit.ly/1q3jCV5) and iPhone App stores (http://apple.co/203OoK2).
Whether you have a diabetic dog or cat, there are reputable sites with helpful information, including healthy diets and treats! Any question you think is silly, someone else has asked, and these sites all have FAQ sections to help answer any question you might have.
- petdiabetes.com is a quick reference guide to help you find the answers to most diabetes questions you have
- felinediabetes.com is a cat specific website on all things diabetes. Find educational information about getting started, monitoring diabetes, dangers to look out for, and the healthiest diets and treats to give
- caninediabetes.org is the dog specific website about diabetes in dogs. Here you'll find information about insulin, recipes for diets and treats, and stories from people with diabetic pets