Message Number: YG5176 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-07-05 07:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Proglycem (Diazoxide) for Insulinoma

The price probably keeps a lot of people from using it, but also, it
doesn't work for all ferrets. I tried it with Beasley for two months
and his blood glucose levels did not go up one bit. It also made him
nauseated, so there was no point in continuing its use.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Joanne D'Amico" <jdamico@n...> wrote:
> I am surprised that more ferret owners are not using diazoxide to
> their ferrets with insulinoma. It can be a bit pricey, (I have paid
> much as $120 for a 2 month supply), but my vet located a source that
> gets it for her and she only charges $45 for the same amount. It
isn't a
> cure, but it keeps their blood sugar stable, and my guys have never
> a low blood sugar crisis while on it. They also take prednisone in
> addition to the diazoxide. I mix both in Duck Soup, and they take
> readily (it is horribly nasty by itself).