Hello, furiends. Another week has past and it is time for me to give you the glucose readings for the past week. As you know, diabetic cats like me need to stay on top of these. We don’t want to see our blood sugar levels get too high, but we also don’t want to go into a hypoglycemic state. That can be life threatening.
The human and I would like to see a steady, consistent blood sugar level, even if it is slightly high. Unfortunately, that is not what I’ve been seeing lately. I see pretty significant peaks and valleys. We are on the blood sugar roller coaster.
Neither the human nor I like being on this blood sugar roller coaster. Well, actually, it’s the human who is the most concerned. When I get on this roller coaster, I do not stay at a high level long enough for serious complications diabetic cats are at risk for to occur. And I do not get hypoglycemic, so that is not a problem, either.
I think it hurts the human’s pride when he cannot keep my blood sugar at a consistent level. He tries so hard to keep it where he wants it to be, but it does not cooperate.
During the last week, my blood sugar was lower than last week. My average reading for the week was 213. The low reading was one where I flirted with becoming hypoglycemic, when my blood sugar level dropped to 41. The human did not give me any insulin because he was worried, and naturally, my blood sugar rebounded. It jumped all the way to 381 after that incident.
The human and I will continue to work together to try to keep my glucose readings where they should be. This is an ongoing challenge for a diabetic cat. Consistent dosing and monitoring is they key to getting me where I need to be.
The human knows he must do this keep me healthy, and he accepts that’s what diabetic cats need. But I know I sometimes frustrate him even though he loves me.