I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
Hello, furiends. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings. Before I get to that, the human was not feeling well last week. He went to the white coated humans to get help. And when he went, one of the things they told him to do is to soak in hot water for 15 minutes a few times a day.
In a home of bengal cats, you know what that means. Koji and I immediately started to investigate the tub, since there was water in it. The human may have wanted to soak in peace, but we felines decided that we would join him. And Koji even decided to make sure that the water was good enough for the human!
When Koji was not in the tub, he and I splashed the water. The human was sitting in the tub, and we swatted the water. It was fun making it splash all over the place, even though the human did not like it. Koji even wet his paws and then licked them dry to drink from the tub, furiends.
As for my blood sugar readings for the week, I think they are good. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 110. That is much lower than what we saw the week before. But the human and I both think the lower doses of insulin are helping.
You see, furiends, we dropped my insulin dose to prevent my blood sugar levels from dropping too low. And for the week, the lowest reading we saw was 60. Even that reading is not dangerous. We didn’t have any times where the human skipped giving me insulin. And that prevented my blood sugar from spiking.
It seems like the new dosing is working to keep my blood sugar under control without putting me at risk for hypoglycemia. And that, furiends, makes me happy!
Hello, everyone. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. You remember that the human reduced my insulin dose. He hopes that this will prevent my blood sugar levels from dropping to dangerously low levels. But he also knows that it may mean my blood sugar levels go higher than we want.
So we are facing a difficult balancing situation. But felines like me are known for having good balance. Let’s hope that the human is able to take some of that feline balance and apply it to my insulin dose.
For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 191. That is a lot higher than the 149 we saw the week before. And this week, we had a couple of readings that were lower than we wanted. The human was annoyed by this. But then he remembered that it takes a few weeks for insulin dosing to play out. And he decided to stick with it for a bit longer.
Even with the higher number, my blood sugar readings are not high enough to cause any problems long term. That makes the human feel better. But he does not like the low readings I had. The whole point of reducing my insulin dose was to prevent those.
For now, the human decided he will continue to give me the same doses of insulin. We will see if that helps get my blood sugar levels under control without them dropping too low.
Furiends, the human does not like this and neither do I. But this is something we need to get right. And both the human and I will do what we need to so that happens. It is easier for me, of course. I simply endure the needle sticks. The human does all the work.
I will tell you how things are going next week. Until then, paws crossed!
Hello, furiends. I hope you enjoyed your Easter yesterday, and that you remember to keep lilies away from us felines. The human was around for most of the day yesterday, and it was fun to have him around. Of course, Koji and I did some silly things to make sure he knew we were here.
You can see Koji relaxing in this box like a silly feline. But he is not a shy feline at all. We had a canine complaining about something for a long time. Koji got annoyed with it after a while, and he went to the window and growled loudly. I do not know if the canine heard him or not. But if the canine did, they stopped complaining!
Koji was very proud of himself and acted like he made the canine stop barking. The human and I are not sure. We do not know if the canine heard Koji. But Koji insists the canine did. The human just smiled and said, if you think so, Koji. I have a feeling the human is going to end up with a bitten toe or two.
Now, on to my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 134. While this is significantly higher than the 120 they averaged last week, this is still a good average. We did have one time where my glucose level was lower than we want. So the human skipped my insulin shot, and then my blood sugar levels jumped.
Even with that, the average still looks good. We are starting to see good blood sugar readings, and this makes me and the human hopeful that we finally have my diabetes under good control. We will see if the white coated humans agree the next time I go to visit them.
But for now, I will enjoy feeling better and tolerate the insulin shots.