November 23 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, my furiends. Today is the day where I share my blood sugar readings with you. I wish I had good news to share, but unfortunately, I do not. My blood sugar readings are nowhere near what my diabetic cat cousin Minion has. He has blood sugar readings that are consistently in the 70-80 range. Mine are not.

Bagheera Saying Hello!
Bagheera Saying Hello!

For the week, my blood sugar readings were a lot higher than either me or the human would want. They averaged 284 for the week, which is way higher than we want. That is also much higher than the average for last week.

I do not know why my blood sugar levels spiked so high. The human does not know, either, and he is thinking that it might be time to increase my dose by a half unit to see if we can get this under control.

He is going to talk to the humans in white coats to see if they have any suggestions for him. He has increased the amount of wet noms that I eat, and he only feeds me high protein dry noms. That is supposed to help bring my blood sugar levels down, but it obviously did not.

To give you an idea of where a feline’s blood sugar readings should be, the normal range for us is between 40-130. My diabetic cat cousin Minion, through the use of insulin, is consistently seeing blood sugar readings in that range.

My Reaction to My Blood Sugar Levels
My Reaction to My Blood Sugar Levels

The blood sugar readings I saw this week are so high that they have reached the renal threshold, where excess glucose starts to go into my urine. It may be why I have been drinking so much water and why I have had to use the litter box so much.

The human is not too worried, but he is concerned. I know that he will work hard to get things under control and I hope to have better news for you next week.

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2 Replies to “November 23 Blood Sugar Readings”

  1. Oh, Bagheera, I know how hard it is to keep those blood sugar levels under control. I would strongly recommend that your human stop feeding you any dry food at all. Even grain-free dry foods often have “substitute carbohydrates” like sweet potato, peas, tapioca, and so on, that can play havoc with your glucose levels. At the shelter where I used to volunteer, we never fed our diabetics any dry food at all, and the vast majority of them went into remission when fed a high-protein, low-carb, grain-free diet. You don’t have to get the ultra-premium stuff, either; we fed our diabetics grocery-store food but made sure that the foods we were feeding had less than 10% carbohydrates (that often meant no foods with “gravy” because those gravies are often made with carb-rich stuff). Dr. Lisa Pierson has a great chart showing the carb percentage of lots of different kinds of foods.

    1. The human has tried to reduce the amount of dry noms I consume, but I am stubborn. I will leave the plate of wet noms alone and then complain about there not being any dry noms until he gives me a little. It is funny that little Marley loves wet noms and does not like dry noms, Jacey will eat both, and I prefer dry noms. We sure keep the human on his toes, that is for sure!

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