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Diabetes in Cats Feline diabetes is more common than you might think. In fact, diabetes is one of the most common endocrine conditions found in cats. Anywhere between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 cats develops diabetes,1 and those numbers are expected to increase. While diabetes is typically diagnosed in older cats and neutered male cats are most commonly affected, diabetes has been diagnosed in cats of all ages, both sexes (intact and neutered), and all breeds. Reference: 1. Panciera DL, Thomas CB, Eicker SW, Atkins CE. Epizootiologic patterns of diabetes mellitus in cats: 333 cases (1980–1986). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1990;197(11):1504–1508. Less than half of surveyed dog and cat owners reported that they knew their pets could suffer from diabetes. Continue reading >>

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  1. sukale1975

    how common is diabetic ketoacidosis

    I was just hospitalized with DKA. I was in the hospital Thursday around 10 am and was released Saturday afternoon. First time I ever had DKA. Is this a once in a lifetime thing or is this something that will keep happening?

  2. CalgaryDiabetic

    I think it depends if your body is still producing endogenous insulin

  3. Nan OH

    The control of your Blood Glucose Level determines if you go into DKA. it is most common in a Type One diabetic but any diabetic can go into DKA if their numbers have been high enough for a long enough period of time. How high and how long is the variable for each person.
    So No it is not a one timer thing and Yes is could happen again or several more times.

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