Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Cure for Diabetes... least in humans. It's on the horizon. However, since some of this research involves testing the transplanted cells' abilities to produce insulin in other animals before clinical human trials begin, veterinary patients may be beneficiaries too!

Diabetes is a very common problem in our pet population. There are some breeds that are more prone to it. But, as in people, lifestyle has a LOT to do with it too. Fat pets have a much higher risk than pets at a good body weight. It can be difficult for some owners to treat as most pets are insulin dependent and require twice a day injections. There are also costs associated with treatment and monitoring. 

Here's hoping: 

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