Pet Illnesses

Diabetes: Hypoglycaemia

The most serious complication seen in animals on insulin therapy is an unduly low blood glucose level. This can occur if:

Although an unusually low blood glucose level is a rare complication, it is important for you to know how to react if it happens. If the blood sugar level is too low, the brain does not receive enough 'fuel' (glucose). This can lead to a potentially fatal situation and it is important that you are able to recognise the symptoms.


Treatment of Hypoglycaemia