Diabetes Educational Toolkit

Diabetes Educational Toolkit

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Diabetes mellitus has become an increasingly common endocrine condition in cats. Management and treatment of feline diabetes is often perceived as a very complicated process as each cat needs an individualized plan, which includes frequent reassessment and adjustments to treatment as needed.

Instructions for Use

This educational toolkit is intended to be an implementation tool for veterinary professionals to access and gather information quickly. It is not intended to provide a complete review of the scientific data for feline diabetes. In order to gather a deeper understanding of feline diabetes, there are excellent resources for further reading linked in the left sidebar of the digital toolkit. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with these resources prior to using this toolkit.

To use the toolkit, click the tabs at the top in the blue navigation bar to access each page and read more information about each area including diagnosis, treatment, remission strategy, troubleshooting, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and client resources. Each page also has an associated printable PDF that you can use in your practice. Additionally, a link to a printable version of the entire toolkit, which contains information from each page, is included in the left side bar.


The AAFP would like to thank Boehringer Ingelheim for their educational grant to develop this toolkit, and for their commitment to help the veterinary community improve the lives of cats. We also would like to thank our independent panel for their hard work in developing this educational toolkit content – Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, DVM, DABVP (Feline), Chair; Audrey Cook, BVM&S, Msc VetEd, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA, DABVP (Feline); Sonnya Dennis, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline); and Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, DABVP (Feline);.