Diabetes and rodent nutrition
NUTRITION WHICH MINIMIZES THE CHANCE OF DIABETES
Animals that have a genetic predisposition to diabetes can best be given a natural and low-sugar diet. The food shown on this page is suitable for these animals.
NUTRITION FOR A DIABEET
Unfortunately, there is no specific food suitable for a rodent with type 1 diabetes. The diet of an animal with type 1 diabetes must be consulted with a veterinarian at all times. This has to do with the fact that the sugar level of a diabetic animal can not be measured and that is why it is difficult to adjust the diet accordingly.
QUALITY OF RODENT FOOD GUARANTEED
We believe that rodent food should always be developed in collaboration with a veterinarian, be examined in a laboratory and packaged under the most optimal conditions. If this does not happen, the quality of the food can not be guaranteed 100%. Vitamins are volatile or UV sensitive. A package should therefore never be transparent. In addition, packaging must be packaged under special conditions, otherwise essential nutrients may be lost. The path that a natural component travels must also be as short as possible in order to guarantee absolute freshness.
THE FOOD STEPS PLAN AT DIABETES
Switch to a diet with little sugar (feeds on this page). If your rodent has diabetes, it will be difficult for him to break down sugar and convert it into energy. Therefore, you should read the ingredients of the current diet and check for added sugars such as molasses, sugar cane, glucose syrup or fructose. If the diet contains these sugars, you must change the diet to a low-sugar diet.
There is no special diabetic food mix on the market for rodents with diabetes, but you can ask your vet to recommend a nutritional mix for your diabetic rodent.
Avoid giving sweet snacks. Sugary snacks, such as fresh fruit, processed treats and even carrots are difficult for a rodent with diabetes to digest. Try washing it instead and cut celery, broccoli or spinach as a treat.
Give your rodent only one treat a day and make sure you take the snack out of the cage if it is not eaten within a day. Fresh vegetables can quickly spoil.
Feed your hamster a high-protein, high-fiber diet. Diabetic animals can eat a diet consisting of 10-15% protein and 50% fiber. You can supplement the regular diet by giving them protein sources, such as plain tofu, boiled chicken and turkey, or scrambled eggs. These must be given daily in small quantities. Good fiber sources are for example: