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Diabetes

16 May 2011

Fat cats and dogs getting diabetes

Diabetes has jumped 32% in dogs and 16% in cats since 2006, according to a report, which analysed trends in common and preventable illnesses from the past five years.

Like all good pet owners, Christine Wong didn't hesitate to go to a veterinary clinic near her home in Austin, Texas, when her cat, Kiki, wasn't feeling well.

Just as in people, diabetes is often linked to obesity and may require lifelong monitoring and treatment.

 

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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