Category Archives: Blood Glucose

November 19 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. I will tell you about my blood sugar readings today, and also share with you what is going on with me and going outside of the litter box.

The human caught me the other night going outside the litter box. He did not like it, and told me to stop. But that was the only time I did this. Right now, the human is carrying me to the litter box, putting me in there, and then letting me go.

He does this twice a day, and it seems to be working. But the whole thing confuses the human. I do not strain when he does this. I simply squat and then the urine flows out. So he does not think I have any medical issues.

And Koji is right there sometimes when I go. So the human does not think it is the fear of being ambushed by Koji that is causing this issue. Plus, I poop in the litter box, which means that I am not afraid to go into the litter box to do that.

This all leaves the human confused! But he does not mind carrying me to the litter box a couple of times a day if it means I do not go on the floor.

My Blood Sugar Readings Made Me Feel Like This
My Blood Sugar Readings Made Me Feel Like This

Now, on to my blood sugar readings, furiends. For the week, they averaged 171. That is pretty much unchanged from last week, when they averaged 173. These are good readings, furiends. They mean that my blood sugar levels are at a point where the white coated humans would not even consider diabetes. Unfortunately for me, I still need to endure insulin shots and blood testing, but it looks like it is working.

And unlike last week, we did not see any blood sugar readings where the human was very worried about me. We did see a couple where the human decided not to give me any insulin. But that is okay, as long as the average is good.

I will let you know what is going on with me and my peeing as well as my blood sugar levels next Monday.

Diabetic Cat Donna Needs a Home

Furiends, Diabetic Cats in Need does a lot of good work to help felines like me find good homes. I am going to tell you about a diabetic cat they are looking to find a home for. Her name is Donna.

Donna, at ten years, is a senior cat like I am. She is not in immediate need of help, because she is living in a foster home. But her journey there was very difficult and challenging.

You see, Donna lived in a home with a human for a long time and then she was dumped at a shelter in New Jersey. The shelter took her in, but she did not like being in a cage. She completely shut down. Fortunately for her, the shelter placed her in an adoption center. Donna did not find a home in that adoption center, so she went into a foster home.

This was good for Donna. You see, when she goes into a cage, she does not do well. She shuts down completely. And, the stress she is under causes her blood sugar levels to spike. When that happened, the humans in white coats diagnosed her with diabetes.

Now that Donna lives in a loving foster home, she is doing much better. She does not need insulin shots. She is a lucky feline, because her blood sugar levels are managed through diet alone!

Diabetic Cat Donna Needs a Home
Diabetic Cat Donna Needs a Home

Donna likes a calm and quiet home. She is very sweet, but she will not hop into your lap like some felines do. That does not mean she is not a loving feline. Donna likes being near her humans, and she will follow her foster humans around the home. And, she loves to look out the window to see what is going on outside.

Donna enjoys being around other respectful and calm felines. She does require a proper introduction to them. In her current foster home, she roams throughout the home, and does not worry about the other felines.

Do you have space in your home for Donna? If you do, please contact the human who is caring for her. And if you cannot take this kind feline in, please share her story so that someone else can!

November 12 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings. Then I will tell you about a problem the human is having with me and ask for your help.

For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 173. This is pretty much the same as the week before, when they averaged 178. The human is concerned that a couple of mornings, my blood sugar went very low. It has him even more concerned that even though there were plenty of noms in my dish, I did not eat them.

And I complained to the human about not having any noms when the talking box started talking in the morning. He does not understand why I did not nom on what was left in my dish when I was clearly hungry.

But the human will keep working to make sure that my blood sugar levels stay where they belong. He is just confused by my refusal to nom when there was food left in my dish!

Now, on to the problem that the human cannot figure out. I am not a feline who goes outside of the litter box. The exception to this was when I had undiagnosed diabetes. Because I had to pee so much, I could not make it to the litter box and went on the carpet. The human did not like this, but when he learned I was battling diabetes, it all made sense.

Well, the other day, the human noticed that a part of the bedroom smelled like urine. He did not understand this, because he had seen me use the litter box earlier. And Koji, for all his issues, does not go outside of the litter box. But later, he saw me urinating on that spot.

The human sprayed the spot with Nature’s Miracle and cleaned it with a spot cleaner. He even put some old rags on there to absorb any left over moisture and urine. But, I went back there and peed on the rags. And this morning, the human saw me heading over there. He shooed me away, and picked me up and put me in the litter box. I relieved myself, and acted like nothing was wrong after that.

The human does not understand why I would do this. He saw Koji ambush me once when I went to the bathroom in the litter box. Do you think this could be why I do not want to go in there anymore?

What should the human do?