What’s new with diabetes mellitus with Dr. Patty Lathan | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcast

In today’s VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Patty Lathan, DACVIM on diabetes mellitus. What are the top 3 mistakes to avoid with our diabetic patients? What do veterinarians need to know about updates in insulin therapy? Just how important is diet’s role, and should we having pet owners monitor blood glucose at home? You can also find out more about how to place a FreeStyle Libre Sensor HERE!

Today’s VETgirl podcast is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, makers of Vetsulin® [porcine insulin zinc suspension], the first FDA-approved insulin for use in dogs and cats with diabetes providing fast and reliable diabetes management for over a decade. Available in either a 10 mL vial or a 2.7 mL convenient pen design, help achieve glycemic control and reduce signs of diabetes in your patients. For more information, go to www.vetsulin.com.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: For use in animals only. Keep out of the reach of children. Dogs and cats known to have an allergy to pork or pork products should not be treated with VETSULIN®. VETSULIN® is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia. As with all insulin products, careful patient monitoring for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia is essential to attain and maintain adequate glycemic control and prevent associated complications. Overdosage can result in profound hypoglycemia and death. The safety and effectiveness of Vetsulin in puppies and kittens, breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs and cats has not been evaluated. See package insert for full information regarding contraindications, warnings, and precautions. VETPEN: VetPen is for use in animals only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Accidental injection may cause clinical hypoglycemia. In case of accidental injection, seek medical attention immediately. Exposure to the product may induce a local or systemic allergic reaction in sensitized individuals.

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