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CDVMS In-Person Lecture: Treating Dogs and Cats with Diabetes Mellitus - Parts 1 & 2

CDVMS In-Person Lecture: Treating Dogs and Cats with Diabetes Mellitus - Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Presented by: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Treating dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus can be tricky and requires dedication from the owners. Part 1 of this case-based course will review the goals of diabetes treatment, as well as options for diet and insulin therapy. This course will also cover tips on combating client communication challenges and advice for troubleshooting cases using real-life examples. Part 2 of the course will explore monitoring pets with diabetes mellitus in detail, including the purpose, benefits, and limitations of glucose curves and continuous monitoring.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand how to provide a good quality of life for both pets and owners, including how to minimize clinical signs of diabetes mellitus in cats and dogs.
2. Get recommendations for the best chance to achieve remission in your feline patients.
3. Explore the role of diet and insulin selection in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
4. Understand the importance of addressing hypoglycemia, as well as identifying and treating any underlying abnormalities.
5. Get advice on communicating clearly with clients when managing diabetes cases.
6. Learn how to choose the best multimodal monitoring approach for you, your clients, and your patients.


June 4
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture

For More Information:

New York State Veterinary Medical Society (518)869-8766

Dr. Patty Lathan earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, then completed an internship at Mississippi State University and a residency in small animal internal medicine at Purdue University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of small animal internal medicine. Dr. Lathan is a professor of small animal internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She specializes in endocrinology, specifically adrenal function testing, diabetes mellitus, and stress hyperglycemia.

Lecture generously sponsored by: