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My 15+ yr old cat has been treated a year ago for

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My 15+ yr old cat has been treated a year ago for hyperthyroidism, with radioactive iodine. she seemed better for several months but now is diagnosed with diabetes. she will be started on insulin tomorrow. she got skeletally thin over the last couple months but otherwise seemed okay. I am wondering how long an older cat with diabetes is likely to live?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure the veterinarian can help with the diabetes. What is the cat's name?
Customer: zetta
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about zetta?
Customer: i told her she is eating/drinking a lot which is why we suspected diabetes. she does not seem to be in any pain and seems well.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. If there are no other medical issues, and they are able to get the diabetes under control, there is no reason to believe she can remain regulated and healthy for 2-3 more years. If she does have other medical issues that develop that makes it hard to control the diabetes, then the long term prognosis would be more poor. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. John
Expert:  Dr. John replied 11 months ago.

Hello. I was just following up to see how Zetta is doing and to see if you have any other questions.