Early Detection of Feline Diabetes Can Save your Cat’s Life
“What is Feline Diabetes?”
Symptoms for feline diabetes can vary considerably among cats afflicted with this disease. Because many of the symptoms of diabetes in cat are characteristic of other illnesses and diseases as well, feline diabetes is not always diagnosed in a timely manner.
Also known as feline diabetes mellitus, the most common characteristic of this disease is an imbalance in glucose, or blood sugar, levels. For both animals and human beings, the level of glucose in blood is controlled by the pancreas, which secretes and releases insulin, a hormone, into the blood as needed. Insulin helps the body convert glucose into energy.
In diabetics, both animal and human, the cells which produce insulin are damaged, so the body cannot produce enough insulin to control blood sugar levels.