Diabetes has become one of the most common serious medical problems in dogs. I completely understand your dilemma as an owner of a diabetic dog, as one of my dogs has been diabetic for seven years. Unfortunately, diabetes is a very complex disease, and it requires lifetime medication to control the diabetes. Complications are common, and every dog affected with diabetes will require careful and consistent care in order to minimize the complications. The owner of a diabetic dog must be proactive and understand the disease process as well as being the primary care provider. Most diabetic dogs can continue to lead nearly normal lives, but the diabetes cannot be ignored. This handbook will explain canine diabetes, the complications of diabetes, and the treatments available. It will provide a resource of information regarding pitfalls of treatments, reasons for treatment failures, and solutions for diabetic problems.