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. A new dog diet has been developed and has been shown to reduce body fat while maintaining lean muscle mass in dogs. Furthermore, it may decrease insulin needs. This suggests a potential value of feeding this new diet in addition to appropriate insulin use to improve glycemic control in these patients. Accordingly, the following clinical study now seeks to determine if feeding the new diet in combination with insulin can improve glycemic control in dogs with moderately controlled diabetes.
- Dogs diagnosed with diabetes that have been managed with any insulin product for >30 days with no changes to the insulin dose for at least 21 days
- Patients with no concurrent Cushing’s disease
- No intact female dogs or dogs being spayed within 30 days of diabetes diagnosis
- No diet changes in the previous 30 days
- A history of fewer than 3 unscheduled hospital visits for diabetes-related reasons (e.g., hypoglycemic episode, ketoacidosis)
- Veterinary Specialty Hospital – Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA