Short Takes

November 2004 Issue

Short Takes: 11/04

Motivation Called Key to Home Monitoring of Diabetic Cats

Long-term management of diabetes mellitus in cats requires regular measurement of blood glucose concentrations to determine how much insulin cats need to survive. And that has usually meant another trip to the veterinarian.

Researchers at Switzerland’s University of Zurich, reporting in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Vol. 225, No. 2) gave cat owners a chance to test their diabetic cats at home, using portable…

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