Sugar High: Challenging Diabetes Mellitus Cases (1354)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Endocrinology
Saturday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||303



Laura Nafe DVM, MS
Oklahoma State University

Laura Nafe obtained her DVM from the University of Missouri in 2009. She then went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University before completing a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Missouri in 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University. Her clinical and research interests include respiratory disease and immune-mediated disease.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disease of dogs and cats. This talk provide a discussion of challenges that may arise in both canine and feline diabetes. A case-based approach will be utilized to present common challenges, demonstrating the diagnostic and therapeutic considerations in these patients.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand common causes of insulin resistance in feline diabetes mellitus

2. Understand common causes of insulin resistance in canine diabetes mellitus

3. Understand the initial diagnostic approach in challenging diabetes mellitus cases