Norma is a cat lover, who rescued and adopted ‘Nutmeg’. She joins us in studio, to share her experiences with the diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately the loss of her special friend, due to complications from Diabetes.

Jim is Theresa’s boss in the Hospital Emergency Room. He is a Registered Nurse, and  Manager of Critical Care. He has many years of experience as a Medical Professional. 

Jim tells us how frustrating it was, as a professional who cares for people in the hospital, not to recognize the signs and symptoms of Diabetes in ‘Morgan’ and ‘Gabby’, his four-legged friends at home.

What are the odds…not just one dog with Diabetes…but two?


The Diabetic Cat

We welcome 3 special guests in studio:

Nicholas Vitale DVM

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Morgan and Gabby


(Dogs with Diabetes)

Jim Holtz RN

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Diabetes and our Four-Legged Friends

Pets with Diabetes

Nicholas grew up in Metro Detroit, and knew from a young age that a veterinarian was what he wanted to become someday. He attended undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, and holds a degree in Zoo and Aquarium Science. He then attended veterinary school, also at Michigan State, and graduated in 2011. Nicholas originally went into veterinary medicine because he wanted to be a zoo veterinarian. However, as things and interests changed, he decided that he wanted to become a pathologist. Post veterinary school, he attended and began a Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Cornell University. 

After approximately a year, Nicholas decided that pathology was not where he wanted to be in the veterinary medicine world. He moved back home, where he spent another year in Detroit, practicing small animal medicine. Nicholas moved to Las Vegas three years ago, and has been practicing at Desert Inn Animal Hospital ever since. Currently, he is preparing for, and studying to sit for his board accreditation, through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. 

When not working, Nicholas spends a lot of his free time volunteering, and being with friends. He is highly involved with The Desert Tortoise Foundation, as well as the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, with Desert Tortoise Research and Health Monitoring. He is also involved with legal cases with Clark County Animal Control. He has a zoo at home, including a French Bulldog named Odin, two parrots, Finn and Jager, two ferrets, Reason and Single, as well as a tiny desert tortoise, nameless, and a bearded dragon, who is also nameless. 

Norma Silverman

On today's DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel talk about Pets with Diabetes. This episode is dedicated to Chris Moore's Daughter, Angelica, whose sweet puppy Binji passed away last weekend.​​