Navigation Links
Diabetes monitoring device benefits man and man's best friend
Date:7/23/2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. The treatment of diabetes was revolutionized in 1922 when insulin was isolated from dogs. Since then, significant advances in human medicine have made diabetes more manageable for patients. Now, human medicine has returned the favor and used these advances to help dogs with diabetes. A University of Missouri researcher is using a continuous glucose monitoring device - commonly used in humans with diabetes - to help treat dogs and other animals. The device, which provides a detailed glucose picture of an animal over several days, will help pet owners manage their pets' diabetes.

"Our research has found that continuous glucose monitoring devices can be used in dogs, cats, cows and horses," said Charles Wiedmeyer, assistant professor of clinical pathology in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. "Use of this system alleviated the need for multiple blood samples. It also reduces the stress associated with obtaining those samples. This system may provide greater monitoring capabilities in animals with diabetes and promote the diagnostic and research potential of glucose monitoring in veterinary patients."

The device, which is produced by the company, Medtronic, sits under the skin between the shoulder blades of an animal and records blood glucose data every five minutes. Monitoring the blood glucose levels can help veterinarians determine the proper dosage of insulin and how diet is affecting the animal's diabetes.

"Dogs with diabetes are similar to children with diabetes," Wiedmeyer said. "Both rely on caregivers to manage their disease. Both have little control over their diet or when they receive insulin."

Many of the symptoms of diabetes in dogs are similar to the symptoms in humans, including excessive water consumption, increased urination, or unexplained weight loss. For dogs, treatment typically involves insulin shots twice a day. Dogs get complications from diabetes, but they are not as severe as human complications, Wiedmeyer said. Older, female dogs and some breeds, such as schnauzers and poodles, are more prone to diabetes.

Wiedmeyer hopes that companies will start producing continuous glucose monitoring devices specifically designed for animals.


'/>"/>

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. JDRF funded study links hygiene hypothesis to diabetes prevention
2. Researchers continue to find genes for type 1 diabetes
3. Scientists from Granada find a potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity
4. Diabetes researcher gets $5M boost
5. Green tea may delay onset of type 1 diabetes
6. Moderate use averts failure of type 2 diabetes drugs in animal model
7. Geisinger research: Antimalarial drug prevents diabetes in arthritis patients
8. Bayhill Therapeutics and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation announce research collaboration
9. A new weapon in the fight against obesity and diabetes
10. Coping and copulation behavior may help calculate diabetes risk
11. JDRF funded research shows promise for prevention, reversal of type 1 diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2017)... Feb. 7, 2017 Report Highlights ... 2021 from $8.3 billion in 2016 at a compound ... 2021. Report Includes - An overview of the ... trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, and projections ... Segmentation of the market on the basis of product ...
(Date:2/7/2017)... Feb. 7, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. ... healthcare, will present at the LEERINK Partners 6th Annual ... Hotel on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. ... the presentation can be accessed at http://wsw.com/webcast/leerink28/zbh .  ... conference via Zimmer Biomet,s Investor Relations website at ...
(Date:2/6/2017)... According to Acuity Market Intelligence, ongoing ... to continue to embrace biometric and digital identification ... Border Control (ABC) eGates and 1436 Automated Passport ... 163 ports of entry across the globe. Deployments ... combined CAGR of 37%. APC Kiosks reached 75% ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... BellBrook Labs is ... include an array of biochemical analyses critical for Lead Discovery. The company’s ... and SAR programs, including inhibitor potency and selectivity, mechanism of action, and inhibitor ...
(Date:2/23/2017)...  In Atlanta, it seems everyone has a chance to ... create an expressive and dynamic community unlike any other. The ... to it. With their newest salon in ... to carry on that tradition with a unique, fresh approach ... salon is the newest of 13 nationwide locations, each of ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Brain Sentinel, Inc. has ... the SPEAC® System, the Brain Sentinel® Seizure Monitoring and Alerting System. The adjunctive ... during periods of rest. A lightweight, non-invasive monitor is placed on the belly ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Today, ... cortisol, CRP, adiponectin, uric acid, and/or other biomarkers or SNPs of interest) using ... Salimetrics’ SalivaLab , the relationship between insulin and other relevant biomarkers can ...
Breaking Biology Technology: