Treatment of feline diabetes mellitus using an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor and a low-carbohydrate diet.

@article{Mazzaferro2003TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of feline diabetes mellitus using an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor and a low-carbohydrate diet.},
  author={E M Mazzaferro and Deborah S. Greco and Anthony Simon Turner and Martin J. Fettman},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={183-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor (acarbose), combined with a low-carbohydrate diet on the treatment of naturally occurring diabetes mellitus in cats. Eighteen client-owned cats with naturally occurring diabetes mellitus were entered into the study. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) was performed prior to and 4 months after feeding the diet to determine total body composition, including lean body mass (LBM) and percent body fat. Each… CONTINUE READING
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