Understanding What Your Pet is Suffering From
Diabetes results from either insufficient insulin production or an inability of cells to respond to it. The former, Type I diabetes, is more common among dogs than Type II, the latter.
A dogís cells, like humans, need energy to thrive. But where does this energy come from?
The cells use glucose, taken through diet, as the primary source of energy. The pancreas releases a glucose regulating hormone, Insulin. This hormone is the most essential one to balance the amount of glucose in blood. In case of Type I diabetes, insulin is not produced to digest glucose.
Thus, glucose stays in blood and causes hyperglycemia.
This is how your dog might get diabetic. And now he or she may require insulin for the rest of their life.