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Diabetes Treatment Survey (Study Closed)
April 9, 2008 (published)
Dawn Boothe

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Published results of this study can be found here and here.

Study Start Date: 04/06/2008
Study End Date: 10/01/2009

Diabetes Treatment Survey

When new treatments for diabetes are developed, the focus lies on how good such treatment is in dealing with the disease and this is often measured using objective parameters such as reduction of symptoms (weight, reduction of polyuria/polydipsia/polyphagia), and blood tests (glucose curves, fructosamine, glycosylated hemoglobin). However, an important part of treatment success is in fact often overlooked and involves the impact the disease and its treatment have made on the pet's and owner's life and also how much the new treatment can normalise this impact on both their lives. This survey tries to document this information and forms the first step in designing new and better diabetic treatment. It also aims to estimate the size of the population of cats and dogs that are not subjected to insulin treatment for a variety of often practical reasons.

Study Design:

Inclusion Criteria:

Veterinary Practice Questionnaire: Veterinarians and technicians/nurses working for practices/clinics dealing with diabetic cats and dogs.

Owner Questionnaire: Owners of diabetic cats and dogs treated with insulin injections.

Exclusion Criteria:

Veterinarians or owners not dealing with diabetic patients.

Survey Links:

Veterinarians treating diabetic patients are invited to participate. Please click the link below if you deal with diabetic patients. Technicians are also invited to participate.
Veterinary survey:

Veterinarians are encouraged to share this link with clients that own and treat diabetic patients.
Client survey:

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Full Disclosure information:

  • The study is funded by an institutional grant.
  • The investigators do not have any conflict of interest.
  • The study will be published if results are negative.
  • The study will be reported on VIN.
  • The authors will acknowledge VIN if the study is published.

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