The Pets with Diabetes site was founded in 1997 by Donna, after our cat Barney was diagnosed with
diabetes. It was difficult to find extensive information on diabetes in
and clear that a site like this would be a well-used resource for owners of diabetic pets.
The purpose of this site is to site provide educational information, personal
experiences, links to web resources, and support to anyone who is interested in diabetes
in pets. The information is designed to help owners educate
themselves about diabetes. This site is not written by a veterinarian, nor is it a
substitute for proper care by a licensed veterinarian. Discussing
information you read on this site with your veterinarian is encouraged.
I have relied on personal educational experience and contributions from other owners who have advanced degrees in the health
sciences, or owners who have taken the initiative to educate themselves about
that concern them and their pet. I have relied heavily on veterinary texts, journal articles, general
pet health books, information from veterinarians, reliable web sites, and information from
other pet owners. Educational resources are cited, as
This community is what it is not because I made it that way, but because of the all the individuals who
participate and share their experiences and support each other. Barney has
been gone for several years now, and new priorities in my life have left
me little time to keep up with the ever-changing diabetes world. The web
resources need more attention than I can give them, and so, in
2005, Iíve come to the very difficult decision that itís time for me
to step back and let others lead the way. I've chosen people who are
experienced in caring for diabetic pets and and are dedicated to
continuing the tradition of pet owners helping each other provide the best
I would like to acknowledge all the owners of diabetic pets who
contributed information, ideas, and feedback on this site. They are too
numerous to name, and everyone deserves thanks. You have all been generous with
information, experiences, and support. Sharing our knowledge and experience is the only
way to help our pets and help each other. I hope this site serves to pass on information to everyone,
especially the owners who are just starting their journey in caring for a diabetic pet.
It has been a journey filled with
celebrations of successes both big and small, sharing the frustrations of
setbacks, worry-filled nights of getting through a crisis, mourning the
loss of beloved companions, silly nights in the chat room escaping from
the stress of caring for a diabetic pet, and most importantly, sharing the
friendship and support of people who are proudly devoted to the care of
their pets. Overwhelmingly, it has been a labor of love and building
relationships I will never forget. Here are a few photos
and special memories.
-- Donna B. 1997-2005
Pets with Diabetes
Awards are dedicated to our diabetic
pets, particularly those who have gone to the Rainbow
Bridge. The knowledge we share will help other pets
and owners who are faced with this disease.
Graphics and guestbook services were
(red rose for
Updated January 2005
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This site is for information purposes only. Please
consult your veterinarian.