Blood-sugar ProblemsProblems for diabetics can arise in the event of changing energy demands due to exercise, something that is particularly common with children, and due to illness – for it can often severely upset the routine of control. The glucose curve is an ideal tool for differentiating the problem of short duration of insulin activity versus Somogyi effect. When creating a glucose curve, remember that stress can affect the reliability of results and the glucose curve is only one tool among others that can help diagnose and monitor canine diabetes mellitus.
Feed and inject the dog with Vetsulin® (porcine insulin zinc suspension) as it is done at home.
Collect a drop of capillary blood from the ear (pinna), or sometimes the inner lip or elbow callus, and analyze this using a handheld blood glucose meter (glucometer).
Glucometers should be calibrated specifically for dogs and cats because of the difference in the ratios of glucose in plasma and red blood cells from humans.


Management of canine diabetes can be considered successful when the clinical signs of diabetes mellitus improve. After the animal has been stabilized successfully, routine rechecks should be carried out around every 2–4 months. Careful monitoring and control during maintenance will help to limit the long-term complications associated with diabetes. The aim of therapy is not to produce a series of blood glucose concentrations that are within the reference range but to produce a blood glucose curve that approaches the reference range, avoiding potentially fatal hypoglycemia. Important Safety InformationVetsulin should not be used in dogs or cats known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products. If a reading seems unusual or does not match the clinical signs, a second reading should be taken or another method used to confirm the blood glucose measurement.


Please note that for a dog on twice-daily dosing the curve will appear very similar, but just within a 12-hour time period. If the dog exercises at home during the day, the same exercise routine should be adhered to while the dog is in the clinic.
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.
The safety and effectiveness of Vetsulin in puppies and kittens, breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs and cats has not been evaluated.



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