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Old 11-12-2021, 08:17 AM  
Ria P
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Default Re: help, diet for diabetic hamsters?

Originally Posted by Lilafernim View Post
I donít know if itís the same for hamsters as humans but I knew someone who was a severe diabetic and you have to watch out for carbs too as these can cause insulin spikes. They used to have to check their blood sugar level all the time though and eat sweets when it got too low or theyíd pass out. I donít know how this would work for hamsters?
That's probably the insulin controlled type 1 diabetes you are thinking of.

With hamsters its more like the type 2 diabetes i think. I've recently read that its treatable with metformin but needs an experienced exotics vet to work out the correct dosage. Some people supplement with fenugreek, apparently.
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