When you understand the depth and breadth that natural cat health can achieve, then it will come as no surprise to you that treating cats with diabetes can be highly successful. It is possible to treat cats with diabetes successfully.
Diabetes is becoming increasingly common in cats today. Far more common than it was 50 years ago.
The organ that is responsible for diabetes is the pancreas, an organ situated just below the stomach. It regulates the amount of insulin produced. When there is a deficiency of insulin production, there is also a deficiency in glucose and then diabetes can result.
Diabetes mellitus, or sugar diabetes as it is commonly called, can be caused by a variety of factors, including obesity, injury to the pancreas, a pancreatic disease and drugs particularly hormones and steroids.
Diabetes is characterised by an intensely increased thirst, production of a large amount of urine (usually pale in colour), an increase in appetite and slow healing. A veterinary test will show a high sugar content in the blood and urine.
Later, symptoms can include weight loss, lethargy and weakness, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid breathing and eventually death.
Veterinarians will prescribe insulin and this can bring the sugar back to normal and allow the cat to lead a normal life. However, few cats enjoy the daily insulin injections, just as few people care to give them. Another problem with insulin treatment is that it can contribute to sudden swings in insulin levels. When this drops too low, your cat can become hypoglycaemic. Symptoms include shaking, disorientation, staggering, falling, salivating, even seizures.
You may never know this has happened if it occurs when you are out, although there may be some evidence that something occurred.
Veterinarians also like to change the diet. This is a must, but I totally disagree with their choice of diet. They will recommend a diet high in carbohydrates. But it is carbohydrates that are converted into sugar, providing the excess amount so common in diabetic cats.
They will also advocate many small meals a day. Neither this nor the high carb diet is natural for cats and they will struggle to keep healthy.
Vets will tell you that diabetes cannot be healed. However, many cats who were on daily insulin injections have been healed using a natural approach.
You too can discover, right now, how natural cat health, through diet and health care, can prevent or reverse problems cats with diabetes have.
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