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Diabetes mellitus is a common disease in cats. Similar to people, cats with diabetes mellitus often have type 2 disease. Oral hypoglycemic drugs can be a potential treatment option for affected cats, especially when cats or owners do not tolerate administration of injectable insulin. Several classes of oral hypoglycemic drugs have been evaluated in cats but these drugs have not been commonly used for treatment of diabetic cats. With the advent of newer oral hypoglycemic drugs, and a better understanding of diabetes mellitus in cats, further investigation may allow for better diabetic control for feline patients. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Carrie A Palm, Edward C Feldman. Oral hypoglycemics in cats with diabetes mellitus. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice. 2013 Mar;43(2):407-15

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