WHAT IS DIABETES?
Diabetes is a condition where there are high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and is the hormone responsible for maintaining the correct levels of glucose in the blood. High levels of blood glucose are therefore due to reduced production of insulin, and/or the body not responding correctly to the insulin produced. Diabetes in cats is most similar to type 2 diabetes in humans, where the body initially does not respond adequately to insulin produced by the pancreas but then, with time, progresses to a lack of insulin produced from the pancreas.