Diabetes Mellitus in Cats
Just like in humans, diabetes in cats is serious, but manageable. Your cat can develop diabetes if he has the following conditions:
- Genetic predisposition (diabetes is more prevalent in males)
- Poor nutrition
- Hormonal abnormalities
If you cat appears weak or thirsty, frequently urinates, has rapid weight loss, is depressed, or has abdominal pain, he could be diabetic.
This condition is usually caused by damage to the pancreas. The pancreas is responsible for producing the proper amount of insulin to control sugar levels. If your cat's pancreas is damaged, long-term and potentially life-threatening symptoms could occur and must be managed.
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