Management of cats on Lente insulin: tips and traps

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2013 Mar;43(2):267-82. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2012.11.001.


The majority of feline diabetic patients require insulin to stabilize their diabetes and lente insulins have been widely available for many years. Management of many cases using Lente insulins is straightforward and can produce an excellent quality and length of life.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism*
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Cats
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus / veterinary*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / adverse effects
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulin, Lente / adverse effects
  • Insulin, Lente / therapeutic use*
  • Quality of Life
  • Survival Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Blood Glucose
  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Insulin, Lente