After diagnosing a cat with diabetes mellitus and beginning insulin therapy, continue to monitor the cat in the months following to achieve and maintain regulation.
The primary objective of insulin therapy is to eliminate the clinical signs of diabetes without causing hypoglycemia and to maintain good general health for the cat.
Using a glucose curve in-clinic will help you monitor your patient’s glucose concentration.
To assist with monitoring the cat, ask your client to perform routine urine checks and report any abnormalities. In addition, encourage client consistency in managing feeding and insulin injections for their diabetic cat.