I have a 12yr. old spayed,8lbs yorkie female (Cricket) who was recently dx with diabetes. This of course has prompted alot of research on my part to try and find help for her. I have a fairly good vet (the best I can find in my area) she does do accupuncture and a few other alternative treatments but is not well versed in Holistic Medicine or pet nutrition. I am working with her to regulate Crickets blood sugar but as of yet we are still not there. I have also learned that the food I have been feeding her and my other 3 dogs is probably the very thing that has caused this disease. I thought you could trust dog food companies that what they say about their product was true, however this is NOT the case. (not like what I have been feeding was cheap at over $30.00 for 30lbs.) With that being said I have found a great food (alot more expensive and I have to drive 30 miles to get it, but at least I am not feeding them poison anymore) I am switching them all over to EVO food and NU VET plus supplements. Cricket is currently getting 3 1/2 units of vetsulin twice a day and will probably climb to an even higher dose. I, in my research have found that a broad spectrum cinnamon reacts in the body exactly like insulin. It is safe for dogs. I just don't know who to go to for dosage instructions. My vet does not have a clue. Also this is only to help get her regulated I know I will have to keep her on the insulin. I am just trying to help my baby in anyway I can. Any suggestion?
I know Cinnamon works in people to help regulate blood sugar as my Mom is a diabetic... I've heard it works well in dogs also... but it is something you may want to discuss with your vet. Print off the literature you found and take it in when you talk with them next.
EVO is awesome food. I have a couple of dog that are a bit higher activity and have higher metabolism that I have on EVO and I love their coats and how they maintain their weight. I would think the grain free concept would work well for a diabetic dog - similar concept to low carb diets in human diabetics (which was torture for my Mom when she was diagnosed as she LOVES bread and potatoes!).