Monitoring & Controlling
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After diagnosing a dog with diabetes mellitus and beginning insulin therapy, it is very important to continue to monitor the dog over the coming days, weeks, and months to ensure that regulation is achieved and maintained.
The primary objective of insulin therapy is to eliminate the clinical signs of diabetes and maintain good general health for the dog, while avoiding hypoglycemia.
Using a glucose curve, at home or in clinic, can be an effective means of monitoring the dog’s blood glucose concentration.
To assist with monitoring the pet, you may ask your client to perform routine urine checks and report any abnormalities.
Additionally, you may need to impress upon the client the importance of consistency in managing their dog with diabetes. This includes diet and feeding schedules, injecting insulin and proper exercise.
Resources to Help Clients Monitor Care
Help Your Practice Manage Diabetes Mellitus
View and download resources and tools that will assist your hospital, inform your team, and help with clients.
Create a blood glucose curve to monitor and evaluate diabetes treatments.
Create a customized, printable form for clients about their new diagnosis.
Access online tools and more to support staff and pet parents.
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Read More About Monitoring &Controlling Canine Diabetes
Important Safety Information:
Vetsulin® should not be used in dogs known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products. Vetsulin is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia. Keep out of reach of children. As with all insulin products, careful patient monitoring for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia is essential to attain and maintain adequate glycemic control and prevent associated complications. Overdosage can result in profound hypoglycemia and death. The safety and effectiveness of Vetsulin in puppies, breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs has not been evaluated. See package insert for full information regarding contraindications, warnings, and precautions.
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