Monitoring Clinical Signs

The clinical signs of diabetes mellitus are the consequence of a cascade of events leading to glucosuria-induced polyuria.  If the blood glucose concentration can be kept below the renal threshold glucosuria will be prevented and there will be no polyuria or polydipsia.  Water consumption less than 60 ml/kg/day usually indicates good diabetic control.  Altered appetite and failure to maintain a normal body weight may suggest poor diabetic control.

Although clinical signs are useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of canine and feline diabetes, other laboratory tests are also necessary for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and the monitoring of treated diabetic pets.

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