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Treating Diabetes Mellitus generally involves insulin, which corrects levels of blood sugar for a short duration. Insulin can be given by injection, by mouth or through water. The water method allows the bird self-regulate its levels of insulin.
Once the insulin takes effects, the bird's thirst will also decrease. This, in turn, will lead to less consumption of medicated water, and will further regulate insulin levels in the bird with Diabetes Mellitus.
In some birds, hormonal disorders like Diabetes Mellitus are temporary. In birds with permanent Diabetes Mellitus, regular medication is needed to prevent this hormonal disorder from becoming fatal.
The gland that is found at the bottom of the brain whose job is to maintain appropriate levels of hormones in the blood
A hormone created by the pancreas that helps to regulate the flow of glucose
A hormone that increases the amount of glucose in the blood; secreted by the pancreas
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions