Treatment of diabetes mellitus is likely to succeed only if the pet owner understands all aspects of its management.
Investment of sufficient time in a careful explanation of all of the aspects of the therapy is strongly recommended. Insulin therapy forms one of the cornerstones of the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Management of other factors such as diet and lifestyle (including exercise) also influences glycaemic control.
Treatment of diabetes mellitus can be divided into:
The goal of treatment of diabetes mellitus is to minimise:
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