Vets Using Continuous Glucose Monitors to Treat Diabetes in Dogs

May 3rd, 2011

diabetes in dogsThe incidence of diabetes in dogs has risen 200 percent over the last thirty years. The symptoms of diabetes in dogs are similar to those in people, as is the treatment. A dog with type 1 diabetes must have its blood sugar monitored constantly, be exercised regularly, be fed low carbohydrate food, and be given insulin injections.

As in human diabetics, not all dogs with diabetes respond well to treatment. Thankfully, over the last few years, continuous glucose monitoring has revolutionized the ways vets manage diabetes in dogs. The glucose monitor is a small device that is inserted just under the dog's skin. To read more about the use of continuous glucose monitors in dogs with diabetes on Science Daily, >CLICK HERE<.