I hope you are all having a good Monday. The human told Jacey, Marley, and me that when Monday comes, many humans must go to that place called work. I do not like it when the human goes there, but he tells me he must do that so that he can get green paper things to pay for our noms as well as the insulin a diabetic cat needs.
If the human must go there so that I get noms and insulin, I guess I will tolerate his absence, although it is much more fun for me, Jacey, and Marley when he is around.
Speaking of insulin and diabetic cats, it is time for me to share with you my glucose readings for the week ending May 4. There is good news. Unlike last week, when I gave the human a scare because my blood sugar levels were in a hypoglycemic state, none of my readings were extreme.
However, my glucose readings were higher than what I wanted. Last week, even with that hypoglycemic reading, I was okay with them and hoping that they would drop just a few points. This week, instead of averaging below 200 like we hoped, the average went up.
My average reading was 238, versus an average of 207 last week. The high reading for the week was the only one that was over the 300 level that causes problems in the long term. It was 308. The low was 203.
So we did not fluctuate between high and low levels like we did last week, but the overall average went up. There could be a few reasons for this. First, this week was very hot in San Diego, with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90s. I am not used to this kind of heat and that caused my body to stress. Like diabetic humans, stress in diabetic cats can cause blood sugar levels to spike.
Also, I did not eat as much of the soft noms as I normally do. The human got a different kind of dry noms, and I really liked them. While dry noms are not the best choice for a diabetic cat, the human must supplement my wet noms with them. I just love my crunchies!
Given these circumstances, while I do not like the blood sugar levels being where they were, I am happy they were below the danger level for a diabetic cat. Hopefully, they will drop a little this week!