Category Archives: Insulin

December 31 Blood Sugar Readings

Happy new year, furiends. I hope you are all doing well today. I know that many of you went out and celebrated. If you did, I hope you do not feel bad this morning. The human tells me that you sometimes drink things that make you even more clumsy than you are and that the next day, you do not feel well. Hopefully that did not happen with you.

Happy New Year
Happy New Year!

I also hope that all of your four legged family members did not get too scared last night. Many humans celebrate the new year with fireworks. And we four legged family members do not like the loud noises that come with the fireworks. I wish instead of having loud noises, you just enjoyed the sparkling lights. Wouldn’t that be more fun for everyone?

Now, on to my blood sugar readings, which are the last ones of 2017! For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 219. That is up a little from the 212 we saw the week before and it’s up even more from the 199 we saw a couple of weeks ago. I do not like this trend. We are still well below the level where my blood sugar levels will cause complications. But I do not like the trend of them creeping up.

One thing that could have influenced my blood sugar levels is the drop to a very low level and then the spike higher. You see, when my glucose levels get too low, the human does not give me any insulin. Then they spike. That is not unusual. But what is unusual is that this time, they did not drop back down to normal levels quickly.

I do not know if this is just a one time situation or if it means something else. But the human will continue to work hard to maintain my blood sugar levels at a safe point. And I am grateful for that.

Enjoy your new year, furiends! I hope it is a very good one for you.

 

December 3 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, furiends. It is a little chilly outside these days. I know those of you who are living in places where it is very cold do not have much sympathy for us. But it is too cold for the human to allow us felines to go to the balcony. And when we do sneak out, we run back in quickly because we do not like how cold it is.

Another thing we do not like about having to keep the door and window closed is that we do not get the fresh air we are used to getting. But the human opens the window in the morning. When he does this, we get to enjoy the fresh air. That makes us happy.

We Felines Enjoy Getting a Chance to Do This
We Felines Enjoy Getting a Chance to Do This

This is not a big deal, though. We like it better when we can enjoy the fresh air, but we do not get mad when we cannot. I tell Jacey and Koji that where I used to live, the human mostly kept the doors and windows closed all year round. They do not believe me but it is true!

Now, on to my blood sugar readings for the week. They averaged 202, which is pretty much the same as what they averaged the week before. Those blood sugar readings averaged 205. We seem to have settled into a nice, comfortable range with my blood sugar levels.

Oh, sure, there are individual fluctuations and there are times where the human cannot give me any insulin because he worries that my blood sugar levels will crash. But that is okay. That does not cause me any real harm. The important thing is to keep them consistently at a level where I do not suffer any health consequences.

It is not always easy for humans with diabetic cats to do this. But it is something the human is committed to making happen and he does a good job of it!

 

November 26 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. I know you have probably been wondering if I have been continuing to go outside of the litter box. And, you also probably want to know if the human has continued to pick me up and put me in the box as well. I will tell you about this and my blood sugar readings for the week.

I am sure you remember the human wanted to talk to the white coated humans about me going outside the box. And he did. When he talked to the white coated humans they asked him how I felt about covered boxes. The human told them he had to uncover a box once, because Jacey always ambushed me when I came out of it.

Then, the white coated humans asked if Koji ambushed me. When the human said yes, they said we should remove the cover to the box. And furiends, that worked. Now, I do not go outside of the box anymore. The human also does not have to carry me to the box and put me in there.

I Went Back to Using the Litter Box Properly
I Went Back to Doing This Properly

This is a relief for the human, because he did not like it when I went outside the box. And while he thought it was funny to carry me to the box like I was a tiny feline, he knew it could not continue.

Now, on to my blood sugar readings. For the week, they averaged 205. This is much higher than the 171 we saw last week. The average is still okay. But the human and I did not like that we had two times where my blood sugar levels got so low that he did not give me any insulin.

The human is confused by the way Koji and I act with our noms. When he gives us a can and a half in the morning and evening, we consume all of the noms. And we complain and demand more. But when he gives us two cans each time, we leave about half a can’s worth of noms.

He does not know if this is affecting my blood sugar readings or not. But it is something to consider. I will let you know how things work out with my blood sugar readings next Monday, furiends.