Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your dog’s body can’t produce or use insulin properly. Insulin helps your dog’s body use sugar (glucose) from the food he eats as energy. Without enough insulin, too much glucose builds up in the blood, which can cause serious problems.

Diabetes is one of the most common endocrine diseases in dogs, and it’s estimated that around 2 percent of all dogs have it. The disease affects middle-aged and older dogs most often, but any age or breed can be affected.

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Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.