A non-permanent form of diabetes. Some cases of transient diabetes can be resolved by spaying intact female animals, as the hormones released in their heat cycles is the cause. Many return to non-diabetic status after being spayed. Transient diabetes can also be brought about by the use of steroids. Ending the course of steroid treatment, may also allow the pet to revert to a non-diabetic state.
Transient diabetic cats can often be brought back to non-diabetic status, if quickly treated with insulin and tightly regulated for a week or two. This is possible for a limited time window when the only cause of the diabetes is hyperglycemia itself.
- Neuropathy Associated With Transient Diabetes in Two Cats-Modern Veterinary Practice 1984
- Transient Clinical Diabetes Mellitus in Cats: 10 Cases-Drs. Nelson, et. al., Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine-1990
- Manhattancats.com-Transient Diabetes
- Progesterone-controlled Growth Hormone Overproduction and Naturally Occurring Canine Diabetes and Acromegaly-Acta Endocrinologica-1983