Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s 5/4 Readings

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.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat can Tolerate Mondays

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.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's Blood Sugar Readings

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!

Bagheera (1282 Posts)

Bagheera is a wonderful and loving cat who started off his life on the wrong foot. Literally. He is a polydactyl and since breed standard for bengals does not allow polydactylism, he was given to an animal rescue group. His human had just lost a dear feline friend, but he was fascinated by both the bengal breed and the polydactylism. So he flew up to see Bagheera, and fell in love. He took Bagheera home the same day and Bagheera didn't even let out a peep when he went on a noisy loud small airplane. Several years later, Bagheera had to endure another plane ride, but this time, it was on a big airplane. He moved with his human to San Diego. And he was all set to enjoy a life of soaking up the southern California sun but then something else got in the way. Bagheera was diagnosed with diabetes. This meant that he would have to overcome one more challenge. His diabetes is being treated with insulin and a low carb diet. He has gained back all the weight he lost and is the same active, happy, rambunctious cat that he was before his diagnosis. But he wants to help raise awareness of feline diabetes. He wants humans everywhere to realize that while diabetic cats require a little extra care and they cost more to keep healthy, they are loving and playful companions for the right humans!

One thought on “Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s 5/4 Readings”

  1. Something that also make the bloodsugar high is if you have any kind of infection somewhere in you… Tell your human to watch you nearly in case the bloodsugar don´t drop if the weather gets chillier… <3

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