A1Care is a A1c (glycohemoglobin) test for canines and felines.
How it Works
- Many pets have clinical and subclinical diabetes only identified by A1c also called glycated hemoglobin. Glycation is a non-enzymatic reaction between the carbonyl group and the N – terminal of lysine amino acid this process leads to a Amadori compounds which undergo a series of oxidation, dehydration and fragmentation reactions which generates advanced glycation end products. This is a universal reaction in mammals and is the foundation for why A1c is an accurate and reliable test from people to mice and including cats and dogs.
- Obesity often leads to diabetes and A1c is the ideal test for overweight canines and felines. In addition, glucose seepage occurs into the urine when it reaches 200mg/dl in dogs and 250 in cats another indication of pre-diabetes.
- Steroids and progestins can cause DM.
Feline Diabetes Facts
- Stress hyperglycemia can lead to false diagnosis especially in cats.
- Cats get diabetes because of a loss in function of the beta cells resulting in insulin resistance, islet amyloidosis or chronic lymphoplasmacytic pancreatitis.
- Burmese cats are more susceptible.
Canine Diabetes Facts
- Dogs have a rapid and progressive onset of diabetes when they get it.
- Intact females may be transiently diabetic due to the insulin resistance effects of the diestrus phase.
- Breeds of dogs genetically susceptible: Australian Terriers, Beagles, Samoyeds, Keeshonden.
What Others Are Saying
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“Baycom Diagnostics, Inc. has developed a cost effective diagnostic kit for monitoring and testing feline and canine diabetes.”wctv.tv
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Chief Commercialization Officer
Bruce has over 25 years of experience in companion animal sales, marketing and startups with a specialization in the areas of emerging innovation and technology in veterinary medicine. After serving as part of the founding management team of both a successful parasiticide startup and an innovative SaaS company he is proud to join the Baycom team as we seek to expand awareness, adoption and use of A1Care as a standard of care for the veterinary profession.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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There are several things than can cause a cat to be predisposed to developing diabetes:
Breed – Burmese cats have a genetic predisposition
Gender – males are twice as likely to develop diabetes as female cats
Age – cats over ten have a higher chance of contracting the disease
Other diseases – pancreatitis, hyperthyroidism, and Cushing’s disease all increase the risk
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