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DIABETES MELLITUS

Background: Not very common in horses.
Symptoms: PU/PD, polyphagia, unexplained weight loss and later, diabetic ketoacidosis.
Diagnostics: Blood values are for glucose, insulin, glucose in the urine.
Principles for Supplementation: To correct the insulin and glucose metabolism, stabilize the blood sugar and prevent secondary complications such as laminitis.

EQUINE PRODUCTSóDIABETES MELLITUS

Formulas: Dosage: Mechanism/Purpose:

OB Formula1,5

1 scoop bid

Hemp-based nutrients to aid glucose metabolism, weight loss.

Insulinese14

4 tsp bid

Supports insulin metabolism, tonifies Spleen, useful when no inflammation is present, fat is mildly lumpy.

Four Marvels Powder, Si Miao San14

4 tsp bid

Clears Damp and decreases inflammation, support insulin metabolism, esp. in springtime, with lumpy fat deposits.

Flax/Hemp Oil

4-8 tbsp sid, or divided bid

Improves glucose transport through cell wall.

Magnesium Citrate12

1-3 grams sid

Improves insulin receptivity in cell wall.

APF-Pro21

6-10 mL sid

Adaptogenic herbs, support the immune system, adrenals, reduces stress, helps horses adapt to stress.

UltraChromeVET-50012

2-4 capsules sid

Can help stabilize blood sugar.

Vanoxyl-2512

4-6 capsules sid

Stabilizes blood sugar.

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