Diabetes is a disease where pets no longer produce insulin. This is a common problem in older and overweight patients. Symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, increased urination and weight loss. If we suspect your pet has diabetes, we will run blood and urine tests. Pets are managed with insulin injections and special dietary restrictions. We generally recommend low carbohydrate diets for cats. Diabetic are at increased risk of infections so routine health exams are essential.