So I was recently talking to someone I live with about the food she feeds her cat. Her cat is quite over weight and diabetic (Though she doesn't take insulin) and she was feeding her a "special" form of on of the "Bad" dry foods. She told me to tell her what was wrong with it so I had a look at the bag. This food was all carbs. The only meat source is the first ingredient is poultry meal. Which I believe is just the bones. So she asked me what food would be best to feed her. So here I am looking it up for her!
Best Dry Food for Diabetic Cats | Young Again Pet Food Review
The best diabetic cat food is one that comes in a can, is affordable and tastes good. If you can find one that meets all of these criteria, it will be much easier to keep your cat’s blood sugar levels within normal limits, and neither of you will have to deal with the unpleasant symptoms of their diabetes.
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One of my cats was diagnosed with diabetes in April, and he was on insulin (Lantus) only one month! At the time of his diagnosis, I changed his diet from half dry and half canned food to all low-carb canned food. The BEST thing I did, other than changing his diet, was joining the Feline Diabetes Message Board ( There is an unbelievable amount of great information posted, and the people on the boards are wonderfully generous with their time and knowledge. You can learn what the best foods are for your extra-sweet kitty, as well as how to test and monitor his or her blood sugar and administer the correct dose of insulin, if you are using insulin. I can't recommend FDMB highly enough. Please check it out!
Feline Diabetes- treatment and prevention in cats - Feeding Your Cat
Unlike dogs, cats have a very good chance of becoming non-diabetic if certain dietary changes are made and their insulin resistant factors are controlled (like obesity, etc). It is very common for a cat to require insulin for only a few months and then go into diabetic remission. The two most important recommendations for cats with diabetes are no carbohydrates and no dry food! Diabetic cats should eat a high–protein, moderate fat and low/no carbohydrate food for the best chance of remission from their diabetes. The desired levels may vary if your cat has other medical conditions, but in general, I recommend that at least 45% of your cat's calories come from protein, 25 to 30% from fat and only 10% (or less) of their calories come from carbohydrates. and are great options.Q: Can I give oral medication instead of insulin?
No, no forms of oral anti-hyperglycemics are useful in cats, and some may even make the disease worse. The best, most conservative approach is to treat aggressively, and early, to restore the patient to normal health. The only oral approach to feline diabetes that works is removing all high carbohydrate foods from the cat’s diet. As you will read in the protocol, this is the key to controlling and curing diabetes.