Saturday, August 4, 2007

Diabetic Supplements

In the past, I have listed Diabetex on my Feline Nutritional Notes page, however, after very carefully checking to ensure the ingredients were safe for the delicate feline tummy, and checking out all the different brands to find the best, it was a great disappointment to observe that while supplements do have the ability to lower glucose levels, by improving insulin performance, the improvement was only decreasing the need for insulin by about one point, so if you need more insulin, you may be in for disappointment.

It should be clarified, here, that Diabetex was the most appropriate content for felines of all the supplements offered, based upon content.

When it came time for dealing with a crisis situation for our boy, I dropped the use of Diabetex as I personally didn't feel that I was getting an accurate picture of Hamlet's glucose performance while taking the supplement. As it turned out, he is "seeing" his insulin extremely well, which may be what made the supplement rather ineffective.

These observations were made on days when doing glucose curves, and you are going to have to decide for yourself whether the cost/benefit ratio works for your own situation.

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