Why is it important to measure blood glucose under home conditions?
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Why is it important to measure blood glucose under home conditions?


Sugar stored in the liver will be released to the blood of an  animal in stress-induced situations to be prepared for “escape” or  “fight”. This reaction has a direct impact on blood glucose levels. When  the blood sugar of your pet is measured under relaxed and usual  conditions athome the results are much more reliable causing less stress  for the pet owner as well.
 
Home-monitoring of blood glucose is practical, stress-free and  important for optimal treatment by the veterinarian. The diabetes  therapy of your pet can perfectly be adjusted by means of this data.

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A stable diabetic cat should have a blood glucose range of about 80-150 mg/dL (4,4-8,3 mmol/L) for most of the day.*

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A stable diabetic dog should have a blood glucose range of about 80-150 mg/dL (4,4-8,3 mmol/L) for most of a 24 hour period.*

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Contact a veterinary surgeon and follow his or her treatment advice about the target range for the horse.*
 
 
* Vetsulin®: http://www.vetsulin.com/vet/Cats_Monitoring_About.aspx  und  http://www.vetsulin.com/vet/Monitoring_About.aspx
 
 
It is important to motivate the animals by means of positive reinforcement like:

  • Perform the blood glucose testing under calm and relaxed conditions
  • Feed a “Goodie” as a reward
  • Use a lancing device that only gives a silent “click”


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Important!
 
Do not worry after a diabetes diagnosis at your pet.
 
Active handling of the diabetes and professional care by the  veterinarian support successfull management of the diabetes at your pet.

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