What is Diabetes?
Diabetes, also called Diabetes Mellitus, is a hormonal disease. In healthy pets the pancreas, which is an organ located close to the stomach and the intestine, is producing a hormone called insulin. The main role of insulin is to regulate the glucose (sugar) level int he blood. Pets suffering with diabetes do not have enough insulin to regulate their blood glucose, resulting in abnormally high blood glucose levels. This is associated with various consequences including weight loss or weight gain, increased appetite and increased thirst.