The RVC Diabetic Remission Clinic team is investigating the optimum methods to achieve good control, and ultimately diabetic remission, in diabetic pets. The Clinic provides dedicated care for diabetic cats, while giving owners and vets the satisfaction of contributing to veterinary research and benefit of specialist advice on diabetic management.
A proportion of diabetic cats can enter a state of diabetic remission and no longer require insulin treatment. However, these cats can still have reduced pancreatic β-cell function and mass, and approximately 30% of them will experience a relapse of their diabetes and require insulin therapy to be reinstated. Drugs that can promote insulin secretion, and stimulate β-cell proliferation and survival, might be beneficial in preventing relapse of diabetes in cats that are already in remission.
To find our more about the clinic and and its research, see the Clinical Investigation Centre (CIC).