Freestyle Glucose Monitoring Device Helps Get Snoopy To The O.R. ASAP!
September 04, 2018
Happy to see “Snoopy” doing so well after emergency cataract surgery. “Snoopy” developed extremely rapid onset cataracts as a result of diabetes. These types of cataracts are typically described as “intumescent” & provide several clinical challenges. They also highlight the imortance of accurate & regular communication between all medical personal & pet-owners!
“Snoop’s” veterinarian, Dr. Jeffrey Cohen of Newport Beach Animal Hospital (http://www.veterinaryspecialist.com/) skillfully stabilized her blood glucose levels as fast as possible with the aid this amazing patient glucose monitoring device (“Freestyle Libre”). This device is temporarily placed just under the patient’s skin and allows continuous blood sugar monitoring, facilitating rapid & optimal stabilization.
We recommend that the owner of every patient which develops diabetes schedule an ophthalmology consultation.
Together with our amazing referring veterinarians, VOC is constantly making use of a new technology for the benefit of our patients. “Snoopy” is a much-loved & very lucky little dog!
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3. Our ophthalmologists will examine your pet in our treatment room, then meet you outside to discuss the diagnosis and treatment.
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