Could Your Cat Be Diabetic?

It’s often that previously pudgy feline who has mysteriously lost weight and developed quite a thirst

The term “diabetes mellitus” roughly translates to “sweet urine” and is derived from the fact that glucose spills from the bloodstream into the urine in diabetic patients. Most cats with diabetes have a form that is similar to human type 2 diabetes. When the body is functioning properly, its cells respond to the need for fuel by putting out a call to the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin functions like a key that opens the cells so they can take in glucose from the bloodstream and use it for energy production.

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