Insulin Resistance in Cats

Scott-Moncrieff J.C.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2010. 40(2): p.241-57.


Insulin resistance is defined as decreased sensitivity to insulin. Insulin resistance is an important component of the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), and resolution of peripheral insulin resistance in cats with type 2 DM together with good glycemic control may result in diabetic remission. In insulin-dependent diabetic cats, insulin resistance is manifested clinically as an inadequate response to an appropriate pharmacologic dose of insulin. This article focuses on the clinical problem of insulin resistance in insulin-dependent diabetic cats.