Pet Diabetes Supplies: Pet Glucose Monitors at ADW Diabetes
The iPet PRO™ Starter Kit includes everything you need to test and monitor your pet’s blood glucose.
Spot-checking your pet’s blood glucose level takes only a few minutes and requires only a small amount of blood. Your veterinary team will likely ask you when your pet’s most recent meal was eaten and when the most recent insulin injection was given because these variables can affect the blood glucose reading. Blood glucose spot-testing is generally done during an outpatient visit.
We tested and compared IPTG and lactose as inducers for the pET expression system. Slow uptake of glucose and thus a low specific growth rate (μ) was described to result in higher amount of SP (Shin et al. ). Thus, we wanted to investigate whether this strategy was also suitable for the expression of the novel scFv and conducted three fed-batch cultivations with different qs,glu during induction with 0.5 mM IPTG (Fig. a, Table ).
Home Pet Glucose Meters 101 - Why Should I Use One
Pet Diabetes Supplies: Pet Glucose Test Strips at ADW Diabetes
Two months ago, my 13-year-old male cat Zulu was diagnosed as having feline diabetes. Zulu is a beautiful long haired manx. Now, after many visits to my veterinarian to do glucose monitoring, it was suggested that I might want to use a home monitor. I have done literally hours of research to find what meter would be best suited for my cat and have come away with two points: 1.) Only use a pet meter for the most accurate results. 2.) If you are to use human meters, choose one that can utilize the smallest blood sample such as, Freesyle Lite.
Can someone help me sort this out please?
Thank you for your response, Robin
Thank you for writing in with your question. I recommend home monitoring for all of my feline diabetes patients, and have always used human glucometers in my practice and so have my clients.
Human glucose meters have the benefit of easy access to additional test strips and batteries from your local pharmacy. There are many different models on the market these days and it is easy to find one that only requires a very small blood sample for testing.
The other thing to consider heavily when purchasing a glucometer is the cost of the strips. Just recently, I realized how much more I was paying for strips than I needed to and ended up purchasing a new glucometer just so I could start buying the cheaper strips. The savings in the price of strips has already paid for the new glucometer.
The most important thing, however, is to measure your chosen glucometer's accuracy. You should bring the meter you choose to your veterinarian's office and ask them to compare the results from your meter with their own meter, or to test a blood sample on your meter and have it compared with an outside laboratory's results.
Keep in mind that all glucometers are going to vary at least slightly from one another, even a dedicated pet glucose meter, so whichever version you choose to use for monitoring your cat’s diabetes, you should verify your reading results with your veterinarian’s results, but even if they are a bit different, as long as they are consistently the same difference apart, it will not be a problem.
Best wishes, Dr. Neely
Effective diabetes care can make a pet’s life longer, healthier and happier. The iPet PRO™ is the first pet blood glucose monitoring system to consistently achieve ±15 mg/dL accuracy against a laboratory standard 98% of the time, exceeding the minimum acceptable accuracy criteria specified in ISO 15197:2013.