About the course
This interactive one day course will provide colleagues in general practice with an up to date overview of how to approach and treat patients presenting with diabetes mellitus, both canine and feline.
Starting with a review of the different types of diabetes mellitus encountered in veterinary practice and their causal aetiologies, the course will then move on to cover the medical and dietary management options currently available and more importantly how to choose the correct option for each patient to ensure an successful outcome. Treatment options currently in clinical trial that may become available in the near future will also be covered as well as an approach to those cases that you just can’t seem to stabilise; thus enabling delegates to not only treat these cases effectively in general practice but also work with specialist centres to optimise results where necessary. Clinical case examples will be used to illustrate relevant points whenever possible and delegates are encouraged to bring along cases they wish to discuss.
Topics to be covered include:
- Diabetes in cats and dogs – why are they different?
- The genetic basis of insulin deficiency (type 1) diabetes in dogs
- Acromegaly and feline diabetes
- How to start treatment in a diabetic patient
- Optimal long-term monitoring options
- What to do with more challenging cases and how to approach them
- How to manage diabetic ketoacidosis
- In the future, will gene therapy, cell therapy or an artificial pancreas be the answer?