#120: Rethink Diabetes: Why Basal Insulin is a Game-Changer In Feline Diabetes Management. With Dr Linda Fleeman. 

What if I told you that your clients never have to worry about when they inject their diabetic cats with insulin, and still maintain beautiful glucose control? And timing insulin with meal times: forget about it!

Those are just some of the things you’ll learn about in this episode about using basal insulin in veterinary diabetic patients. We also discuss:

  • Why you don’t need fancy diets for good glucose control.
  • How traditional glucose curves not necessary for monitoring diabetic cats on basal insulin.
  • Great tips for using continuous glucose monitoring devices.

Dr Linda Fleeman is an internationally renowned veterinary expert on the treatment of diabetes, and is regularly invited to write textbook chapters and speak on this topic at international forums. Linda has worked in both university referral practice and general small animal practice, with her primary focus for more than 20 years being all aspects of diabetes in dogs and cats. She completed a Residency in Small Animal Medicine, followed by a PhD on the clinical management of diabetes mellitus in dogs.  She’s held positions as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Queensland and Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney before deciding to return to private clinical practice back in 2010. She currently does her work through Animal Diabetes Australia, the only diabetes-specific veterinary clinical service in the world, where she and her team pioneer ground-breaking diabetes treatments and management strategies and help practitioners better manage their patients through her consulting service.

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