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What Are The Symptoms Of High Blood Sugar In Dogs?

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Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs

There are two forms of diabetes in dogs: diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes insipidus is sometimes called "drinking diabetes" and diabetes mellitus is also known as "sugar diabetes". Diabetes insipidus is a very rare disorder that results in failure to regulate body water content. Diabetes mellitus is more common in dogs, and is frequently diagnosed in dogs five years of age or older. This is also known as adult-onset diabetes. There is a congenital form that occurs in puppies called juvenile diabetes, but this is rare in dogs. Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas. This is a small but vital organ located near the stomach. It has two significant populations of cells. One group of cells produces the enzymes necessary for proper digestion. The other group, called beta-cells, produce the hormone insulin. Simply put, diabetes mellitus is a failure of the pancreatic beta cells to regulate blood sugar. Some people with diabetes take insulin shots, and others take oral medication. Is this true for dogs? In humans, two types of diabetes mellitus have been discovered. Both types are similar in that there is a failure to regulate blood sugar, but the basic mechanisms Continue reading >>

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  1. Georgen Thye

    Sometimes, there can be no sign and symptoms at all even though you’re actually experiencing a low blood sugar. This condition is called hypo unawareness which can be very dangerous. Hypo unawareness usually occur among people who has frequent hypo, this is when the brain has already gotten used the frequent occurrence of low blood sugar, making symptoms not showing.

  2. Janet McKenzie

    Originally Answered: What are the symptoms for having low blood sugar?

    In addition to the symptoms noted by Jagadish Ji, low blood sugar can also result in fatigue, irritability or moodiness, and headaches.

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  3. Nikhil Prabhu

    Originally Answered: What are the symptoms for having low blood sugar?


    Common Symptoms of Hypoglycemia includes :
    Adrenergic Symptoms :
    Hunger
    Faintness
    Weakness
    Sweating
    Palpitations
    Tremors
    Tingling
    Nervousness

    Numbness around mouth
    Neuro-glycopenic Symptoms : may require help or assistance from another person.

    Headache
    Double Vision
    Lack of co-ordination
    Inappropriate behavior
    Confusion
    seizures
    Coma

    Permanent Brain Damage & DeathSource:
    Which Anti-Diabetes Medicines can Cause Low Blood Sugars or Hypoglycemia?

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