Date : Monday 15th April 2019
Managing the Unstable Diabetic Patient
Whilst the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM) is usually reasonably straightforward, the management of the diabetic dog or cat can be challenging and frustrating. DM is a syndrome with many causes rather than a simple disease entity and this is why a single standard treatment regimen may not work. Our understanding of the causes of DM in both dogs and cats has increased massively over the last 10 years and this can help tailor our management of these cases especially when they appear unstable. Complications of DM are one of the main reasons why we try to achieve good diabetic control. This presentation will highlight our current strategies used in the management of DM in both dogs and cats and will use case-based examples to indicate how the unstable diabetic patient may be better controlled.
Professor Michael Herrtage
MA BVSc DVSc DVR DVD DSAM DipECVIM DipECVDI FRCV
Mike Herrtage graduated from the Liverpool University and is currently Professor of Small Animal Medicine. He is Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School and is in charge of the small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging services at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. His clinical responsibilities include all aspects of small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging.
He was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (B.S.A.V.A.) Woodrow Award in 1986 for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and the B.S.A.V.A. Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine in 2000. In 2014, he was awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Award for Scientific Achievement for outstanding contributions by a veterinarian, who has had a significant impact on the advancement of knowledge concerning the cause, detection, cure and/or control of disorders of companion animals.
He has been President of the British Veterinary Radiology Association, President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, President of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine and President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. He is a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and was until recently President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
He has spoken at many international meetings and published over 200 articles in refereed journals. Special interest in endocrine and metabolic disorders.
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Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong
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