August 2014 Issue

Some Diabetics Won’t Need Insulin

About a third have a transient form of the disease, while others will benefit from a high-protein diet

Living with a diabetic cat isn’t as difficult as owners initially expect, thanks to some pleasant surprises like this: About a third of cats will come to a point where they won’t need insulin any longer. They’re transient diabetics, says Megan Morgan, VMD, a specialist in internal medicine at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, Conn.

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