Discussion in 'Pets' started by skrinkle, May 24, 2017.
Thread for people who have a diabetic fur baby
I've been hoping for remission but today the vet decided to not lower his insulin for the next month.
I was not aware diabetes was like cancer and you could have a remission. Every I know who has it is kinda screwed. Always have to take meds exercise and watch their diet.
It's really common for cats but I think dogs aren't as lucky
But dogs are omnivores and eat carbs where as cats aren't so maybe because they don't eat carbs that's what makes remission so common?
Is animal diabetes different from ours cause type 1 or type 2 is with you for life there is no remission
Idk for some reason I thought humans could go into remission too? My grandma doesn't take insulin
Type 2 can go in remission, if the patient drastically changes his lifestyle, but he will have to maintain that new lifestyle for the rest of his life.
Which is why I said no remission. You're living your life as your disease dictates therefore its not gone....
Remission =/= gone tho
I've always taken remission as its killed for now and possibly won't come back. I know people who have had cancer once did their treatment and are good. I also know people who have had cancer multiple times. Theres always a chance it won't come back. But completely changing your lifestyle so you're not dependant on insulin shots doesn't seem like a remission to me.
Indeed, remission =/= gone. You just don't have to use medication anymore, which I would be very grateful for.
Think about diseases other than cancer tho
Like crohns can go into remission but people continue meds and diets during that remission
Never heard of any of my family members with crohns being in remission.. they just take a wank load of drugs and hope they don't get a flare up @.@
Remission is when there's no flare up
This is correct. Full remission means that tests and scans can find no indication of the disease even being there anymore. Partial remission means that the disease is still there but it's currently not affecting your life and you can live it as normal, but it may return. If you're taking pills, or following a special diet or doing anything else to control the disease, then it's not in remission.
Type 2 diabetes can go into remission if it was originally caused by a poor diet, high blood pressure, being overweight, high levels of bad cholesterol, etc. If you change all of that and lose weight and exercise and are considered a healthy person once again, the diabetes is considered to be in remission until you turn into a big slob and gain lots of weight again.
This I can understand... being told no you're wrong isn't very informative. Thank you my kind sir.
Definition of remission
a diminution of the seriousness or intensity of disease or pain; a temporary recovery.
Long hair don't care. Vassago already got it covered.
Not my fault you don't know how to use google
Because having personal experience with it means i know nothing about it.. on top of you explaining your idea of remission poorly. Yup totally my fault.. kys
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