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Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by iluvmykittys, May 27, 2004.



  1. iluvmykittys

    iluvmykittys New Member

    Hi, my cat is Diabetic. I have wrote about him before. For 3 weeks in a row he was regulated at 6 units of Insulin 2x's a day. His blood suagr was in the 70's and I was told it was "perfect" by the vet. I had him tested once again and it was 296!! Woah!! The vet said maybe we would have to start all over and start him on a new insulin! My poor baby, I feel sooo bad for him. He is only 1 1/2 years old, and I hate dragging him to the vet every week for blood work. My question is--does anyone know a website or a diabetoc doctor I can contact...I think the vets in my area aren't the ones I should be seeing. HELP! :( I don't know what to do......I have to take him back tomorrow for blood work & to discuss new insulin. Does anyone know if its ok to go up & down with the levels, or is his body not accpeting the insulin? HELP, please..........Thanks for listening. Thanks for any info you have or any help you can give!! Thanks!! :)
     
  2. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    oh...i am so sorry to hear about your setback iluvmykitties, i wish i could help you, but i dont know anything about diabetes in cats. just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts.
     
  3. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    I think it takes awhile to get the dosage correctly. Cats can survive a long time being diabetic. Do you have a cat-only vet near you that you could consult on this?
     
  4. iluvmykittys

    iluvmykittys New Member

    Thank you both for your thoughts! I do apprecaite it.
    I don't know of any "diabetic" only vets in my area. I wouldn't even know who to ask, that is why I asked Auspet. I feel bad for my poor baby. :( I wish he would regulate. We have been going through this trying to regulate him since beginning of February. Do you think his body is not accepting the insulin, or do you think its normal for the blood sugar levels to go up & down every so often?? (I think it does in humans?)
     
  5. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    i am sure it does with humans...diet, exercise and i am sure a variety of other things interfere with sugar levels. even if you dont have diabetes, sugar levels flutuate. maybe your vet has access to another specialist in the area of diabetes. i would ask him/her. i know my vet has been consulting with a microbiologist about max's clostridium problem and treatment protocols. i love my vet and respect that he is open to consulting with other professionals. good luck!
     
  6. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    My father is a Dieabetic. I don't know if its the same. But it took him several weeks to get the insulin dosages right. 6 vials is alot to start off with I know that. I know they started with 2 with my dad. Then worked their way up.
     
  7. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    a cat-only vet might be able to help...not diabetic-only (don't think that exists).
     
  8. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

  9. iluvmykittys

    iluvmykittys New Member

    Wow, Great Website you gave me! I just looked at it, and I am going to call the 800# later to ask questions. Maybe they can suggest someone (vet) to me....That would be fantastic!! Ohh, thank you sooo much!!

    Thank you everyone for writing me back. I really apprecaite it!! :)
    Hopefully I will get on the right path, and help my kitty to become regulated on the right insulin.
    I heard there was an animal insulin, aboout $70 a bottle....I told my vet about it, and he heard of it.....He said the insulin my kitty is on usually works for cats. I might have to switch to the $70 animal insulin.
    Hey, its worth a try----we'll see though.
     

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