July 16 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. First, I will tell you about something that amused me and Koji. One of us was bad, and we knocked down the toilet paper holder. The human was not happy about this. But he knew he had to put it back into the wall.

The Human Could Have Used Some Feline Help

Koji and I saw him go into the tool box, and we decided to observe. The human started off the job off easily. He measured the spacing for the holes and leveled things off. But then he could not get the fasteners into the wall. And he got more and more annoyed.

Eventually, he stopped trying to use those fasteners and used the ones that came out of the wall in the first place. You will not be surprised to learn this made the human very frustrated. He said many words that I will not repeat to you.

And Koji and I were silently snickering the entire time. This probably was good for my blood sugar readings, but it was not good for the human!

On to my blood sugar readings for the week. They averaged 184 this week, which is up a little from the 174 we saw last week. While the numbers are a little higher, they are still at a safe level. The individual readings were also good news. None of them were so low that they would be considered hypoglycemic.

We did have one reading where the human did not want to risk giving me insulin. That reading was lower than we want. But it was still above the level considered to be hypoglycemic.

I will tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week next Monday. And maybe I will get to snicker at the human some more. If I do, I will be sure to tell you about that. He will not be happy, but Koji and I will be!

 

July 8 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. Before I do that, I will share with you a picture of my good furiend Anakin. Anakin, you see, was born without his hind legs and he did not have a pelvis.

But furiends, he does not let this slow him down. As his human says, he is full of love and life. And here is Anakin, relaxing in his favorite cat tree.

Anakin in His Cat Tree
Anakin In His Cat Tree

Anakin has come a long way from a tiny feline who escaped humans trying to help him. He learned to trust his human, and now he is happily living inside. And furiends, look at that fluffy tail of his. When I am annoyed, I do not think my tail gets as fluffy as Anakin’s tail is normally!

I am proud to call Anakin a furiend. He is another special needs cat who shows that while we may need more attention, we are very good at showing affection to the humans who care for us.

Now, on to my blood sugar readings. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 174. That is a little higher than the 161 we saw the week before, but it is still a good average. The human is a little concerned, though. We saw two blood sugar readings that were lower than we like. And then we had to skip my insulin shot.

On the occasions where my blood sugar was low, I nommed very quickly. And as you can see, my blood sugar went back up after I did that. But we still do not like seeing readings that low. The human does not know why this happens. Sometimes, it will be fine, but then sometimes, it drops too low. He will continue to monitor this and see what we can do.

I will tell you about my blood sugar readings next week. Until then, remember that felines like me and Anakin, despite our special needs, can be very fun felines!

June 24 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. We here are having what is called June Gloom. It is not fun, because in the mornings, it always starts out cloudy. And we do not get to work on our fur tans. But do not worry, furiends. Eventually, the clouds clear, and by mid morning, we get to see the sun. The only problem is that the human is often gone by the time the clouds clear. That means no balcony time with the sun out.

That is not too bad, but it is fun to go to the balcony and enjoy the sun. So we felines will have to enjoy the sun when we can.

Now, on to my blood sugar readings for the week. They averaged 169 for the week,  which is very close to what we saw last week. They averaged 166 then. So we did not see much of a change in the average.

Even though my blood sugar readings averaged around the same, there is some good news. We did not have any dangerously low readings. There was one time where my blood sugar was too low to risk an insulin shot. But even that reading was still safe, and it was not hypoglycemic.

So that means, furiends, that my blood sugar seems to be stabilizing around okay levels. The human worried that he would have to change my insulin dose again and wait for my readings to stabilize. Fortunately, he does not have to do that.

The human still cannot relax completely. We still need to be sure my blood sugar readings stay where they belong. And that is something he needs to do for the rest of my life. Still, the human and I are both happier when my blood sugar readings behave.

Let’s hope they do that for the week ahead. I will tell you about my blood sugar levels next Monday.