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Pets are known to be human's best friend. We've found them to be a source of comfort, companionship, and even a friend who experiences life's struggles with us. From cancer to diabetes, not only have they been there for us when we've been diagnosed but they can develop these conditions as well.
Take it from Rocky, who found a family familiar with diabetes:
"I saw his picture. The shelter included the before and after. I couldn't get him out of my head. I knew that I would be the best person to care for him. I am an insulin dependent diabetic. I know diabetes, and I wanted to take care of this little love."
Also Stitch, a kitty found sick and frail with kidney failure, was lucky enough to be adopted by a woman who had experience caring for her diabetic mother. While Maggie's familiy saw all the symptoms but didn't realize animals could even get diabetes. Just like humans it's a shock to find out when pets have been hit by diabetes too.
Through recent studies by American veterinarians, about 53% of these dogs and 70% of these cats are considered to be overweight and obese and at higher risk of diabetes.
But with love, care, and constant management of their diabetes, these pets and their loved ones took control and let diabetes know who's boss.
Just like us, diabetic animals have to monitor their blood sugar, take their insulin, watch what they eat, and have plenty of exercise to prevent or manage a diabetes diagnosis. So what better way to take care of you and your pets, but together! We're all in this together for even the furriest of diabetics.
Do you know or have you experienced a a pet who's been diagnosed with diabetes or has helped you manage your diabetes? SHARE and tell us your story about how you and your pet have helped each other take control of your diabetes!