My cat has diabetes

Question: 

My cat has diabetes and I heard he is likely to get cataracts. Is that true?

Answer: 

Yes it is true. Because of this, it is extremely important for you to know that cataracts are a common complication of diabetes. A study found that 50% of diabetics developed cataracts within 6 months of diagnosis and 80% developed cataracts by 1 year after diagnosis. Regular physical examinations including ocular (eye) exams are especially important for your diabetic cat. A veterinarian that is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine is the best option for the care of your cat’s diabetes. In addition a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist should see your cat at the first sign of an ocular (eye) problem.

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