The role of diet in the prevention and management of feline diabetes

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2013 Mar;43(2):233-43. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2012.11.004.


This article reviews the currently available evidence and focuses on how diet may play a role in lowering (or increasing) the risk of diabetes. The article also reviews the role of diet in treatment of diabetes. To the extent that it exists, evidence from published studies are cited; however, in areas where research evidence is lacking, clinical experience and physiologic principles are used as important sources of guidance.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / diet therapy*
  • Cat Diseases / prevention & control
  • Cats
  • Diabetes Mellitus / diet therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control
  • Diabetes Mellitus / veterinary*
  • Diet, Diabetic / veterinary*
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / diet therapy
  • Obesity / prevention & control
  • Obesity / veterinary