Nutritional factors related to glucose and lipid modulation in diabetic dogs: literature review

  • Fabio Alves Teixeira Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Clínica Veterinária
  • Marcio Antonio Brunetto Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Nutrição e Produção Animal
Keywords: Nutrition, Canine, Diabetes mellitus, Starch, Fiber

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder that results in hyperglycemia by absolute or relative insulin deficiency, sometimes leading to fatal complications. The successful treatment of diabetic dogs depends on nutritional management and insulin applications. Studies evaluating the nutrition of diabetic dogs focused on fiber as the main factor in glycemic control; however, new research describes the role of starch as key in postprandial glycemic fluctuation, also attributing a central role for body condition scores and feed management in the adequate glycemic control of diabetic dogs. The aim of this paper is to review nutritional aspects to better control diabetes in dogs.

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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Teixeira, F., & Brunetto, M. (2017). Nutritional factors related to glucose and lipid modulation in diabetic dogs: literature review. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 54(4), 330-341. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2017.133289