Diabetes in dogs and cats is a condition that can occur because of lack of the insulin hormone or an inadequate response of the body to insulin. There are two types of diabetes; one where the pancreas totally loses the ability to produce insulin (known as type 1), or when the pancreas produces insulin but the body does not respond to it (type 2, or insulin resistant diabetes).

AAHA (or American Animal Hospital Association) provided a management guideline for Diabetes Mellitus in dogs and cats in 2010. They started this year, 2018, with an updated guideline.

Now they offer new online tools and educational resources for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and nurses, as well as pet owners.

These resources include:

* algorithms for diabetes monitoring and hypoglycemia

* updated info on insulin and use recommendations

* home monitoring templates for dogs and cats

* video guidelines for insulin administration, urine glucose testing and capillary blood testing

* educational materials for staff and pet owners

For the complete updated guideline, follow the link: https://goo.gl/4mW6Fe