Two Types of Canine Diabetes in Dogs Like the Irish Setters

There are two type of diabetes that can occur in people and in canines including canine breeds like the Irish Setter. First, sugar diabetes can occur when the body lacks insulin or does not respond properly to the insulin produced. This is often referred to simply as diabetes or Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when there is a shortage of insulin. Type II diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t know what to do with the insulin it has. This is usually the result of insulin resistance. Type I and Type II prevent an Irish Setter’s body from converting glucose or sugar into energy and instead sends excessive amounts of glucose into the blood stream. Hyperglycemia may occur as a result of large amounts of sugar in the blood. The body usually pulls energy from fat and protein reserves when insulin isn’t available. Consult with your vet Lafayette, LA to learn more. 


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