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I am so sorry that Piper is experiencing diabetes and hospitalization and that no one has assisted you yet today.The veterinary clinic should be able to differentiate between diabetic neuropathy versus disc neuropathy and if not then refer to a neurologist. In some cases depending on the severity of the diabetes you should be able to see an improvement in symptoms with treatment of diabetes as the glucose levels are treatedBut a full neurologic exam should be able to differentiate between the two. In some cases an mri is needed to diagnose ivdd definitively and maybe recommended once Piper is more stable with the diabetesI am online most of the evening if you are able to open the chat and have additional questions. You both are in my thoughts this weekend
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