Category Archives: Blood Glucose

July 23 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, kind humans. The human tells me it has been a hectic few days around here. There was some convention in town where a lot of people dress up as comic book characters, and go to see other humans talk. And many of them decided to visit a house panther who looks like Batcat.

Furiends, I know the human was working hard because the talking box started talking sooner than it normally does. Right around the time I liked to hop on the bed by the human and purr, it went off. I did not have the chance to give the human purr therapy as much.

Koji worried that the human was leaving for a while. I told Koji not to worry, since he took Jacey with him. Every night, Jacey would come back with the human. I knew the human was tired because he would plop down on the couch. I would join him and so would Koji, and we helped him relax.

The Human Did a Lot of This Last Week

The human kept good track of my blood sugar readings even though he worked very hard over the past week. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 196. That is higher than what we saw the week before. Still, we do not mind these numbers too much. They are well below the level where complications can arise.

The human is more concerned about the hypoglycemic reading that we got. You see, while high blood sugar readings cause problems over time, low blood sugar readings can be dangerous immediately. And that is why we really have to watch them.

We will keep on working to keep my blood sugar levels where they belong. Even though the human was very tired, he stayed committed to making sure my blood sugar levels were okay. I think I will keep this human around. Is that a good idea, furiends?

July 16 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, kind humans. I hope you are all doing well. The human is better today. He went to the white coated humans, and they gave him antibiotics to help him. You see, when I bit him on Friday, I gave him a wound that got infected. And now, he needs some help to fight off the infection.

The Human's Hand After I Bit Him
The Human’s Hand After I Bit Him

We felines can cause a lot of harm when we bite you humans. We typically cause puncture wounds with our sharp teeth. And that means that bacteria from our mouths goes deep into your skin. These puncture wounds often do not bleed a lot, which means that the bacteria is not washed out of your body.

You should not panic if a feline bites you. If you can wash out the wound and it is not very deep, it will probably be okay. But you should go to the white coated humans if the wound is deep. And you definitely need to visit the white coated humans if the area around the wound starts to swell, turn red, or becomes painful.

But enough about wounds we felines inflict on humans. Now let’s talk about my blood sugar readings.

For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 178. That is almost the same as the week before, when they averaged 175. We like blood sugar readings in this range. The human does not worry about me getting hypoglycemic at these levels. And he does not worry about my blood sugar levels being so high that complications will develop if they stay there.

Furiends, it is always a challenge for humans to keep a diabetic cat’s blood sugar levels under control. But I know the human works very hard to make sure mine stay that way. This is something that makes me happy, furiends, even though I need to sometimes give the human a swat or bite!

July 2 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, kind humans. The human said tomorrow is a holiday that is celebrated with fireworks around here. Jacey, Koji and I do not mind fireworks, but some felines and canines do not. We will laugh at the human if he goes and drinks those funny smelling things that make him more clumsy before he enjoys the fireworks.

We are glad the human was around all week this week. Koji wondered what happened to the human and got nervous. He was nice to the human who gave us noms, scooped our litter box, and gave me insulin. But he did not say a single thing to them. Koji is not the chatterbox that Jacey is, but he does like to talk to the human. And so do I. For us to be silent was very unusual.

Koji Feels More Relaxed With the Human Here
Koji Feels More Relaxed With the Human Here

Now that the human is here, though, we are back to talking. Sometimes, the human wishes we did not talk so much! And Koji is back to his rambunctious self. Sometimes, I wish he would calm down a little!

But you are wondering what happened with my blood sugar readings. For the week, they averaged 229. That is higher than the 208 that we saw last week. It is also higher than where we like to see things. The human worries that my blood sugar levels may go to a point where they can cause problems over the long term.

I reassured the human to ease his frustration. I reminded him that when he was away, I only got one insulin shot a day because the human taking care of me could not come by in the evening. And I told him that I trusted him. I know he will work hard to make sure my blood sugar levels do not get out of control.

But I gave the human a swat anyway. He needs a swat from time to time to make sure he stays in line! I will tell you about my blood sugar readings next week. Hopefully, they will be lower!