National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month 2016

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November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. 

Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that affects the concentration of glucose (or sugar) in the blood; dogs and cats become diabetic when their bodies do not make enough insulin or if the body is unable to use (is resistant to) the insulin that is produced. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas, which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. There are two types of Diabetes; Type I Diabetes is usually caused by a loss or dysfunction of the cells of the pancreas, meaning that it cannot produce insulin properly and Type II Diabetes, where the body develops an abnormal resistance to the insulin  Continue reading

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Pet Diabetes Awareness Month 2015

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November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. 

Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that affects the concentration of glucose (or sugar) in the blood; dogs and cats become diabetic when their bodies do not make enough insulin or if the body is unable to use (is resistant to) the insulin that is produced. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas, which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. Diabetes in both dogs and cats is usually caused by a loss or dysfunction of the cells of the pancreas, meaning that it cannot produce insulin properly. Continue reading