Diabetes is defined by Cornell University as the following
"Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body cannot properly produce or respond to the hormone insulin. This results in elevated levels of the sugar glucose, which is the main source of energy for the body.
Like the human body, the cells in a pet's body need sugar in the form of glucose for energy. However, glucose in the blood requires insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to “unlock” the door to cells. Insulin attaches to cells and signals when the time is right to absorb glucose. By absorbing glucose, cells in fat deposits, the liver, and the muscles get vital fuel while lowering levels of glucose in the blood".
In Type I diabetes, glucose concentrations are high because of a decrease in the production of insulin. It is an autoimmune disorder that the pet is born with.
In Type II diabetes, glucose levels are high because cells in the body do not respond appropriately to insulin. It slowly happens over time and is a result of obesity, diet and lack of activity.
Most cats with diabetes suffer from Type II and Forza Diabetic has been proven in many cases to help reverse the effects and relieve the pet from symptoms
Dogs tend to suffer from Type I which is more challenging due to the genetic component. We have had some success with using Forza products with dogs, but it is a complicated process that needs further explanation. Please contact us if you would like more information.
As with any health issues, you need to discuss with your vet best options for your pet.
If prevention is what you are looking for, Rawz has created a video to show you how their products can help!
In some cases for both dogs and cats already diagnosed with Diabetes, a change in diet has helped alleviate symptoms, so check out the video below for more information and be sure to discuss with your vet before making any changes!