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Resources for veterinary teams

Diabetic discharge instructions template
Use this convenient, customizable template to quickly create discharge instructions for your diabetic patients.

Tips and tricks for anesthetizing diabetic dogs and cats
Anesthesia is not contraindicated in stable diabetic dogs and cats. Increase your confidence in anesthetizing these patients by incorporating these ideas in your practice.

Interpreting glucose curves
Quickly review examples of and treatment suggestions for:

  • Optimal canine/feline glucose curves
  • Persistent hyperglycemia
  • Short duration of action of insulin
  • Hypoglycemia-induced hyperglycemia (Somogyi)

Client education resources

Empower your veterinary team to educate your clients on key components of diabetes treatment using these resources.

Insulin administration

State-by-state regulations on insulin needle disposal

Manufacturer training videos:

Watch actual pet owners giving insulin to their pets at home!

Handouts

Home monitoring resources

Care for diabetic pets extends out of the hospital and into their home. Equip caregivers with tools they can use to monitor their pet and communicate results with your veterinary team.

Handouts/forms

This diary allows caregivers to collect important information to help guide their veterinarian’s treatment decisions for their diabetic pet. It can be printed out or filled in electronically.

Educational videos - Diabetes testing at home

Encourage caregivers to watch these videos so they can gather important information on their pets’ diabetes at home.

Home monitoring mobile apps

Using mobile devices, pet owners can track their diabetic pet’s response to treatment as well as other useful parameters.

Pet diabetes tracker:

PetDialog:

Email guidelines@aaha.org with suggestions for additional resources.