We are studying a new diet that has been shown to reduce body fat while maintaining lean muscle mass in dogs. It may also decrease the need for insulin therapy in dogs. We seek to determine whether feeding the new diet – in combination with insulin therapy – can improve glycemic control in dogs with moderately controlled diabetes.
Diabetes is a frequently diagnosed condition in dogs and is treated with insulin therapy as a standard; however, diabetes regulation with insulin alone may not be sufficient in some dogs.
What to expect
This study involves a series of physical examinations, blood sample collections, and associated questionnaires on the diet over the course of 4 months.
Who is Eligible
- Dogs diagnosed with diabetes who have been managed with any insulin product for more than 30 days.
- No changes to the insulin dose for at least 21 days
- No changes to their diet in the past month.
- Dogs with a history of fewer than 3 unscheduled hospital visits for diabetes-related reasons (e.g., hypoglycemic episode, ketoacidosis).
- Dogs with concurrent Cushing’s disease are not eligible.
- No intact female dogs or dogs being spayed within 30 days of a diabetes diagnosis.
- Veterinary Specialty Hospital – Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA
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