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Vintek Nutrition’s Story Featured in Sioux Falls Business Journal

Dia-Treaties by Vintek Nutrition – Diabetic Dog Treatment

Our article was featured in the Argus Leader’s – Sioux Falls Business Journal on 8/6/14.

Featured: Vintek Nutrition’s – Kameron Carlson & Nancy Carlson and their patented product – Dia-Treaties® for dog diabetes.

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The photographer was Jay Pickthorn of the Argus Leader.

Argus Leader Jay Pickthorn - 2014-8-6 SF Bus Journal

Vintek Nutrition Featured in Guideposts Magazine – July 2014 Issue. “Saving Vinny” the Diabetic Dog

Guideposts Magazine, July 2014 - Saving Vinny.  Diabetic Dog treatment

Guideposts Magazine, July 2014 – “Saving Vinny”. Diabetic Dog treatment

Guideposts Saving Vinny Kameron Nancy Carlson    Click on Picture for Full Story

Our story (Vintek Nutrition, LLC – Kameron Carlson, Nancy Carlson, Vinny, Leo and Francesca) was featured in the international magazine, Guideposts in their July 2014 edition. It is a four page story beginning on page 44.  We are also featured in Guideposts – The Family Room section on page 65. The magazine has an estimated 5 million viewers and 1.7 million registered subscribers.

The story is about the pursuit of a solution for a beloved diabetic dog (Vinny) and an answer resulting in a breakthrough treatment for diabetic dogs.  The company recently obtained a patent for their discovery and in-turn has a similar patent pending for people.


Diabetes is increasing at epidemic proportions in people and even more dramatically in dogs. Since 2006, dog diabetes has increased 32% (American Humane Society, 2012) and 23% in people (CDC 2012). Both diabetic dogs and people often have similar difficulties in regulating their blood sugar levels. It is estimated that 1 in 160 dogs have this disease. There are over 73 M dogs in the USA alone and an estimated 400 M worldwide according to


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Patent Obtained for Method for Controlling Glucose Levels in Diabetic Dogs – Vintek Nutrition, LLC


U.S. PATENT on a Method for Controlling Glucose Levels in Diabetic Dogs.  Patent Pending Diabetic People.

A South Dakota company (Vintek Nutrition, LLC® – owners, Kameron Carlson and Nancy Carlson) obtained a U.S. patent on a method for controlling glucose levels in diabetic dogs. The company and its owners also have another patent pending for a similar treatment for diabetic people.  The diabetic treatment for dogs is called Dia-Treaties® and has been tested for over 5 years. The patent applies to their other two products for dogs as well. The other products are: Sterling Coat® for dog’s skin and coat issues and Vitali-Treaties® for your dog’s increased vitality.

The human treatment is called Nutralin® and is being further developed.


Diabetes is increasing at epidemic proportions in people and even more dramatically in dogs. Since 2006, dog diabetes has increased 32% (American Humane Society, 2012) and 23% in people (CDC 2012). Both diabetic dogs and people often have similar difficulties in regulating their blood sugar levels. It is estimated that 1 in 160 dogs have this disease. There are over 73 M dogs in the USA alone and an estimated 400 M worldwide according to

Dogs are Laughing in the Face of Diabetes

Vintek Boys Laughing - 1Dogs are Laughing in the Face of Diabetes- New Formula by Vintek Nutrition Shows Significant Breakthrough in Treating Diabetic Dogs

A five-year study of diabetic dogs treated with a breakthrough formula yielded successful results. Vintek Nutrition’s patent pending formula, Dia-Treaties® increased insulin utilization and stabilized blood sugar levels, which subsequently alleviated common symptoms found in diabetic dogs.

Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

Diabetes is increasing at epidemic proportions in people and even more dramatically in dogs. Since 2006, dog diabetes has increased 32% (American Humane Society, 2012) and 23% in people (CDC 2012). Both diabetic dogs and people often have similar difficulties in regulating their blood sugar levels. It is estimated that 1 in 160 dogs have this disease.

There is some good news! Progress has been made in the treatment of dogs with diabetes that may soon help treat people as well. Over the past 5 years a study treating diabetic dogs with a new formula yielded extremely positive data.

Vintek Nutrition’s patent pending formula, called Dia-Treaties®, is in the form of a tasty “chewable” that is given following each insulin injection. While the use of insulin is still required, clinical observations showed Dia-Treaties® decreased the amount of insulin needed ranging from 15% to 67%. Vintek Nutrition believes Dia-Treaties® will be an important addition to the diabetic treatment protocol.

Dr. Sam Lukens, a veterinarian with nearly 40 years of experience assisted in the development and testing of this product. Dia-Treaties® has been shown to enhance insulin utilization and to stabilize blood sugar levels. The dogs using the formula experienced a significant decrease in the signs associated with diabetes.

“In the course of my practice life, diabetes has often been a source of frustration. Not so much anymore. Why? Because Dia-Treaties® works! It works to stabilize blood sugar levels by making your dog’s body cells more sensitive to the insulin being given,” says Dr. Lukens.

Vintek Nutrition recently received a grant from the State of South Dakota to research and develop their formula for use in people having difficulty stabilizing their blood sugar levels. A Phase I clinical trial to ensure safety has been completed. A Phase II clinical trial has been approved focusing specifically on Type II diabetics.

The product if currently produced in a USDA-inspected facility in the South Dakota, USA.

Visit their website at: for more information, explanations and testimonials.

Vintek Nutrition, LLC was founded in 2009 in pursuit of a solution for an insulin-resistant diabetic dog. The company works with veterinarians and researchers to develop specialized products. Their flagship product, Dia-Treaties, is designed to enhance insulin utilization in diabetic dogs.

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Diabetic Dog Treatment Study by Vintek Nutrition, Updated 2-2014

Vintek Nutrition Study – Type I Diabetic Dogs – Original 2009 and Update 2014 (2/5/14)


A multiple-veterinarian study on Canines with Type I Diabetes showed conclusive results.  When Dia-Treaties® was supplemented with insulin, all dogs in the study experienced significant decreases in their blood glucose (b/g) levels (see graphs) decreased to the normal range.  It was also observed that the dogs required less insulin and had improved glycemic control due to increased insulin sensitivity.*

Many of the Canines in the study were insulin resistant.  Because the Dia-Treaties® formula lowered blood glucose levels, this led to a number of other observed benefits such as: healthy skin and coat, decrease in urinary tract Infections and improved overall health and vitality.*


The initial study on Type I Diabetic Dogs started in 2009.  Dia-Treaties® was introduced along with insulin.  The original study included 8 dogs of various breeds with multiple veterinarians observing and reporting empirical data.  Currently, in 2014 the number of dogs reported is 27 (2 with Cushing’s disease and diabetes) and 19 veterinarians are involved. (See Subjects below).

CRITERIA:  Initially, the studglucose graphy contained 8 insulin resistant diabetic dogs with at or near maximum insulin requirements being utilized.  Insulin amounts were kept steady to objectively evaluate the results of the addition of Dia-Treaties® as the only variable.  Dogs were on either Humulin N® or Vetsulin® insulin.  Glucose curve readings were taken midday of the 12 hour cycle.  At midday, if controlled, the subject should be in the 80 to 120 mg/dl range for normal blood glucose readings.


Graph# 1  The line graph and illustrates the (b/g) reading prior to the introduction of Dia-Treaties®, the week they started Dia-Treaties®- (0) and the following weeks thereafter for a total of 6 readings.  Graphs #2   Dogs (C2 and C3) ran out of the formula 4 days prior to testing and their (b/g) levels spiked.  Observing those results, Dia-Treaties® were removed from 4 other dogs previously regulated (C4,5,6,7) to determine if their b/g levels would spike as well.  The subjects were quickly returned to the Dia-Treaties® regimen again and resumed to controlled blood sugar levels.


Our findings indicate the effectiveness of Dia-Treaties® when introduced into the regimen along with insulin injections.  Empirical and subjective data collected indicate that the unregulated dogs were not regulated until Dia-Treaties® were introduced.  Once regulated, insulin dosage had to be decreased in the range of 15% to 67%.  Based on the observed need to lower insulin levels, we recommend veterinary supervision in addition to a self-monitoring b/g kit while initially testing, due to possible hypoglycemia (low b/g readings). (see below).   The subjective results such as: more vitality, skin and coat improvement, etc., indicate all dogs, seemingly regulated or unregulated would benefit from the inclusion of Dia-Treaties® in their diabetic treatment.  It was noted that those dogs discontinuing the use of Dia-Treaties® needed to resume their use to maintain glycemic control.   For additional observations please see customer testimonials at:

Subjects & Veterinarians:  Types of Canines in the study: n=27:  Italian Greyhound (2), Miniature Pinscher (2), Cairn Terrier (1), Golden Retriever (1), Schnauzer (2), Welsh Corgi (2), Labrador Retrievers (3), Mixed Breeds (2), Spitz (1), Poodle/Pomeranian (1), Yorkshire Terrier (2), Lab/Bassett Hound (1), Sheepdog (1), American Eskimo (1), Dachshund (1), Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1), Brittany Spaniel (1). 

Veterinarians: N=19: Dr. Sam Lukens, Luken’s Animal Clinic – Head Researcher, Sioux Falls, SD.  Total of 19 veterinarians/owners reporting from various states: (SD 9, ND 1, CA 2, WA 1, OH 1, OK 1, KY 1, AZ 1, and MN 2).

DiaTreaties® Users: Please use under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. A blood glucose monitoring kit is recommended. DiaTreaties® is known to enhance insulin’s uptake and your pet may experience a low blood sugar reading requiring you to lower insulin amounts. The signs of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can be as follows: lethargy, loss of balance, trouble walking and confusion to mention a few. One should consult your veterinarian immediately. If you have a diabetic dog, you should have a glucose increasing food (syrup, sugar, etc.) available should you experience a low blood sugar event. Low blood sugar is very dangerous and potentially fatal. Once the optimal insulin dosage along with the proper number of Dia-Treaties® (see box for dosage) has been established, clients experienced the need to decrease insulin dosage in the range of 15% to 67%. In the first 3 Days to 4 Weeks, it is especially important to monitor the blood glucose carefully with your veterinarian and/or a blood glucose meter. DiaTreaties® is not a cure for diabetes, however, once the correct amount of insulin and DiaTreaties® is established, it will help your dog  enjoy a happy, stable, normal life for many years to come.*

Graphs 1 & 2 Below

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

Vincent is Gone

Vincent, our beloved dog and original test subject for Vintek Nutrition’s patent pending diabetic treatment,  Dia-Treaties® passed away on 8/26/2013, just shy of his 15th birthday (IG’s average lifespan is 13).  He passed away – ironically, on National Dog Day.

Kameron and Nancy Carlson, caretakers of this special dog are heartbroken.  He was much more than a dog.  We sincerely believe he was sent here for a larger purpose.  He was lamb-like in his manner and a true soul

Loved, Missed, Dream Lives on..

Vincent: Loved, Missed, Dream Lives on..

mate to Nancy. Only those who had met him would understand.

He taught us a lot.  He was a kindred spirit, an inspiration, a giver of love, he possessed the strongest will to live than any other being we have ever experienced.  He was the receiver of several miracles, lots of love, care and affection.  He was a test pilot for all other dogs and people in the fight against diabetes.

No one knows why he contracted diabetes.  Italian Greyhounds usually are not mentioned in the same breath as diabetes.  His whole life, he ate the best food money could buy, had exercise, fresh-pure water and a lot of love and respect.  Once the diabetes was discovered, insulin alone did not work on him.  He was so brittle (diabetes) that, without his Dia-Treaties® he would start to consume excessive water as out-of-control diabetic dogs do; within a very short period of time and would not have survived to age 9.

Please See the Inspirational Dia-Treaties® story at  (named after Vincent of course).

We would appreciate your prayers and support.  Thank you.

We Love and Miss You, Vincent!

Kameron & Nancy Carlson –  Vintek Nutrition, LLC

Original Study Update – Dia-Treaties for Diabetic Dogs

Original Study Update  – Vintek Nutrition, LLC

Dia-Treaties® for Diabetic Dogs

 March, 2009 – A study on Type I (insulin-dependent), poorly regulated, diabetic dogs was coordinated by Vintek Nutrition, LLC and conducted by several veterinarians across the United States.  The study was based on a new patent pending product for diabetic dogs called Dia-Treaties®.  The study results indicated that the use of Dia-Treaties® enabled the dog owners to use less insulin ranging from (15-67%) while greatly enhancing the overall health of their dog.  Owners also reported a dramatic increase in their dog’s energy level and enhanced skin and coat conditions along with the other issues associated with diabetic complications.  A common response from the owners was:  “We have our old dogs back!”  (see testimonials on website)

As of August 16th, 2013, Dia-Treaties® have consistently shown over a long period of time (4 years) that it enhances the utilization of insulin and increases its efficiency.  Insulin types tested: (Vetsulin® (pulled from the market in 2010-11 returned 4/2013), Humulin-N®, Novolin-N®).

This article is designed to point out that a number of the original study dogs taking Dia-Treaties® along with their (decreased amount of) insulin shots are still going strong as of August 2013, which is a true testament to Dia-Treaties® effectiveness.  All the dogs mentioned below were struggling with insulin alone.  Today, they are currently on less insulin, regulated, and doing considerably better than they were many years ago (3.6 to 4.5 years ago (range of sample dogs)).   Please see a sample of the Vintek dog stories below:

 Vintek Dogs – Dia-Treaties® for Dog Diabetes


  1. Vincent (Italian Greyhound) –Diabetes diagnosed:  4/14/08 (5 yrs 4 months ago).  Dia-Treaties® original test subject started treatment on: 3/3/09 (4 yrs, 5 mo.) – Original Data:  Vincent was not responding to either Vetsulin® or Humulin-N® and topped out at 14 units.  His midday blood glucose (B/G) readings were 392 mg/dl, he went blind from cataracts, he weighed 14 lbs (original 21 lbs) and was in skin and bones condition.  Present:  Controlled, 14 years 8 months old, 9 units Humulin-N® and 2 boxes of Dia-Treaties® per month.  Vision restored with Surgery.  18.5 pounds. Care of: Dr. Sam Lukens.
  2. Lulu (Welsh Corgi) – Dia-Treaties® started: 11/26/09 to Present (3 yrs, 9 mo.) – Original Data:  LuLu was not eating, she was on Vetsulin®, midday B/G +400 mg/dl.  Present:  Controlled, 9 years old,  and still going strong. 1 Box of Dia-Treaties per month and Humulin-N®.  Care of: Dr. Sam Lukens
  3. Indiana (Schnauzer) 10/19/09 to Present (3 yrs, 10 mo.) –  Original Data: Indiana has Cushing’s disease and subsequent diabetes.  Humulin N®,  midday B/G 408 mg/dl.  With Dia-Treaties® he is controlled.  During initial testing, treats were purposely removed to establish cause and effect and his B/G shot up to 596 mg/dl.  Consequently, he was quickly put back on the Dia-Treaties regimen and subsequently re-established control again.   Present: Controlled, 9.5 years old,  and still doing well – 1 Box of Dia-Treaties® per month and Humulin-N®.  Care of: Dr. Angela Anderson and owner (physician’s assistant predominately working with diabetic patients).
  4. Piper (Min Pin) – Dia-Treaties® 3/25/10 to Present: (3 yrs, 6 mo.) – Original Data:  Veterinary Technician’s dog with uncontrolled B/G ranging from 500 to 22 mg/dl (high-highs and scary-lows).  Present:  Controlled, 10 years old, and Doing Great.  1 Box of Dia-Treaties® a month and Humulin-N®.  Care of: Dr. Craig Galbreath and Vet Tech owner.
  5. Toto (Cairn Terrier) – Diagnosed 11/1/09, Started Dia-Treaties® 11/23/09 (3 yrs, 9 mo.) – Original Data:  381 mg/dl – B/G reading midday, severe skin-coat issues and seasonal allergies.  Present: Controlled, 11 years old, perennial skin and coat problems gone.  1 Box of Dia-Treaties® per month and Humulin-N®. Care of: Dr. Sam Lukens and owner is a practicing nurse.

SUMMARY:  Tracked over an extended period of time, usage of Dia-Treaties® for diabetic dogs has consistently shown that it enhances the lives of diabetic dogs and increases the ease of care for their owners.   Today, this sample of five dogs are not only Alive, they are Thriving because of the combined usage of Dia-Treaties® and a decreased amount of insulin.

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Thank you, Kameron Carlson, Inventor