Why Does Dka Cause Weight Loss

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Feline Diabetes

Insulin injections are the preferred method of managing diabetes in cats. Figure 1: To administer an injection, pull the loose skin between the shoulder blades with one hand. With the other hand, insert the needle directly into the indentation made by holding up the skin, draw back on the plunger slightly, and if no blood appears in the syringe, inject gently. Tips for Treatment 1. You can do it! Treating your cat may sound difficult, but for most owners it soon becomes routine. 2. Work very closely with your veterinarian to get the best results for your cat. 3. Once your cat has been diagnosed, it's best to start insulin therapy as soon as possible. 4. Home glucose monitoring can be very helpful. 5. Tracking your cat's water intake, activity level, appetite, and weight can be beneficial. 6. A low carbohydrate diet helps diabetic cats maintain proper glucose levels. 7. With careful treatment, your cat's diabetes may well go into remission. 8. If your cat shows signs of hypoglycemia (lethargy, weakness, tremors, seizures, vomiting) apply honey, a glucose solution, or dextrose gel to the gums and immediately contact a veterinarian. Possible Complications Insulin therapy lowers blood Continue reading >>

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  1. birdshaw

    DKA for weight loss?

    ok, here's my confession. i have gained about 20lbs in the last 8 years and it's all FAT. i hate it and i'm obsessed with getting rid of it. my doc said the better controlled i am, the more weight i'll gain. also, there's the lovely fact that insulin makes fat! i'm exercising, just can't do enough to agressively attack the problem (two young kids must come first). here's my temptation: just a few days, maybe a week of "managed" DKA to burn the fat. any thoughts? has anyone tried this? any lessons to share? am i the only person to think of this?? i'm too embarassed to ask my doc about it. i KNOW what the skinny non-diabetic would say.

  2. soso

    uhhh... ypu DO have 2 kids that come first, right?
    DKA=bad, danger possibly orphaned kids..... don't play with the bull, you will get it's horns up your arse....
    Or are you alking about a mild state of ketosis brought about by very low carbs for a while?
    check out Dr Richard Bernstein and please...don't play silly buggers with your own and your families lives......
    welcome to DD!
    support can help a lot with these battles

  3. birdshaw

    Dr Richard Bernstein ?? who is this and where can i find him?

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