Re: G.T.F Chromium/ fasting blood work
No, starving will only cause a bigger insulin spike with meals because then every meal occurs after a fast, which is worse. Some vets recommend down to 1% of body weight but if they don't need to lose weight it is pointless at best, and possibly harmful to cut calories so extremely. I don't think Mouse needs to loose weight from your photos.
I've list track if why you're not using Metformin but I assume it wasn't working? If not, I think you should look into putting them on Canagliflozin/Invocana then. Ask your vet to email drkellon at gmail dot com to get the bloodwork and management protocols. You can do a Message search for Canagliflozin or Invokana and Ertugliflozin or Stelgatro, or search "flozin" to learn more about what is involved.
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