What is Diabetes? Just like in humans, dogs are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes in dogs, also known as canine diabetes mellitus, is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body is either unable to produce enough insulin (Type 1) or effectively use the insulin it does produce (Type 2). Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels by allowing glucose to enter the cells to be used for energy. When there is not enough insulin or the......