Sweet Pea is enrolled into our clinical trial for cats with diabetes in remission. She is clearly loving all the extra attention she is getting during her stay with us, such a sweet lady! I know you can’t hear her purring (she is, I promise!) but notice her asking for more pets and kneading her bedding.
The purpose of this study is to develop a test for early diagnosis of pre-diabetes, prior to the presence of clinical signs of diabetes. In the future this will enable implementation of targeted preventive measures to slow or prevent the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes in cats at risk. Basically, it is cats helping other cats!!
Cat volunteers for this clinical trial get a catheter placed in their neck for blood samples to be taken and stay with us for three days but as you can see in this video, they are not phased and seem to enjoy the extra attention/yummy canned food that they receive. To learn more about this trial, click here.