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Long-acting Insulin Option in Treating Diabetic Dogs

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  • Description:
    Synthetic insulin is a modified form of insulin. Two products are commonly used in humans. Insulin glargine and insulin detemir are long-acting insulin analogs. Glargine is familiar to veterinary practitioners, as it is an option for use in diabetic dogs and cats. Though we know that insulin detemir is more potent than other forms of insulin in dogs, its clinical use and effects have not been well-described.

    In this week's Evidence Based Update, the findings of a clinical trial studying the effects of insulin detemir in dogs with diabetes mellitus are discussed including:
    - Recommended dosing
    - Efficacy of glycemic control
    - Adverse events associated with its use
    - Recommendations and considerations for use in diabetic dogs

    Running time: 11 mins
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  • Sponsor: VetVine Specialty Consulting Service
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $9.95