Maintenance of Stabilised Diabetic Dogs

Treatment of canine diabetes can be considered successful when the clinical signs of diabetes mellitus improve significantly.

Routine checks

After the dog has been stabilised successfully, routine checks should be carried out around every 3-6 months.

Careful monitoring and control will help to limit the long term complications associated with diabetes.

Blood glucose concentrations

An example of a stable diabetic dog is a blood glucose range of 5 -12 mmol/l (90-216 mg/dl) for most of a 24 hour period.

Ideal blood glucose curves

Ideal blood glucose values in dogs

Blood glucose measured in mmol/l
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Ideal blood glucose values in dogs

Blood glucose measured in mg/dl
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See blood glucose curves for details of how to make a glucose curve.

More information

Read more about changes in insulin requirements and monitoring a diabetic dog during the maintenance phase.

Maintenance of Stabilised Diabetic Dogs

The aim of therapy is not to produce blood glucose concentrations that are within the reference range but to produce a blood glucose curve that approaches the reference range, avoiding potentially fatal hypoglycaemia.