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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-09-12 08:17:00 UTC
Subject: Re: polyps and insulinoma

I don't know what test your vet is talking about. Possibly insulin
levels. With regular blood glucose readings below 70 mg/dl,
insulinoma is a pretty sure bet and I don't believe any other test is

I high meat-based protein diet is essential for ferrets with low
blood glucose. Chicken baby food is pretty high in protein, so
that's good for him.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Vicky <ferretmama226@y...> wrote:
> A CBC was done on him 2 months ago. Yesterday just
> the glocuse level was taken. Dr. S. said that there
> is a test she can do which would determine for sure
> that it is insulinoma, but that it is $80 and that she
> didn't feel it's necessary. Would you recommend that
> I have that test done? What are the normal procedures
> for diagnosing insulinoma?
> As far as protein, she did not tell me anything. I
> have been feeding him chicken baby food before the
> pred.