The endocrine system of the body is the system of glands that produce hormones vital to normal growth and metabolism. Endocrine diseases refer to diseases in which these glands are either producing too much of a hormone, or not enough. This excess of lack of hormone can lead to symptoms which the Purdue Small Animal Internal Medicine service can manage through a variety a medical and interventional means. Some examples of endocrine diseases include those that affect the adrenal glands, the thyroid glands, and the pancreas (specifically Diabetes Mellitus).
The Freestyle Libre glucose monitor is an invaluable tool for monitoring glycemic control in diabetic dogs and cats. These two videos will teach your veterinarian how to place the devices in diabetic patients and how to generate and interpret Freestyle Libre reports.
Setting up the device: This video explains how your veterinarian can obtain the Freestyle Libre device and how to place the device in dogs and cats. It also demonstrates how to use the device to measure the interstitial glucose concentrations in dogs and cats for up to 14 days.