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.
Remember when I told you about a kind human in Philadelphia who saved a feline from a utility pole? This kind human got suspended by Verizon, which made me want to go to their office and give the management many swats.
When the workers arrived on the scene, they found two humans trying to help the cat. A neighbor joined them. These humans were trying to be kind to the feline, but what they were doing was dangerous.
The city workers told the humans trying to help the feline what they were doing could hurt both them and the feline badly. Then they stepped in, putting on protective gear first. Soon, they were able to get to the trapped feline and help him.
After giving the feline a few pets, they released the feline. It apparently is a community cat and went back to its home. Hopefully this feline learned not to climb utility poles!
“Barsik is really sweet,” said one of the humans at the shelter. ” He’s clearly uncomfortable and doesn’t like to be lifted, as you can imagine. That, combined with the new environment, would make anyone cranky, but he’s not cranky at all. The longer humans have interacted with him, the easier it has become to care for him.”
Because of his obesity, Barsik is on a special, regulated diet. The human feeds Koji and me and all of the other cats he cares for twice a day. We nom when we are hungry and the human lets us nom when we want.
Barsik gets several small meals throughout the day. That way, he does not overeat.
Anjellicle Cats Rescue learned about Barsik, and they agreed to move him to a foster home so that he could get more attention. Barsik will go to the white coated humans so they can develop a weight loss plan and make sure there are no other issues with his health. Once he gets on the path to a healthy weight, they will make him available for adoption.
I hope that Barsik trims down soon, because he cannot be very happy being so big!
Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. I know you are interested in these, because with the noms I am eating now my blood sugar does not go as high. That meant the human adjusted my insulin doses.
For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 149, which is higher than what we saw last week but still good. What is not good is that we saw a lot of blood sugar readings that were lower than we liked. Remember, high glucose levels make me sick over a long time but low ones can be dangerous immediately.
The human thinks he will adjust my insulin doses a little more, and cut the dosing by another half unit. Just a few weeks ago, I was getting three units if my blood sugar levels were over 100, and 2.5 units between 50 and 100. The human switched that to two units for levels between 50 and 150, and 2.5 for readings above that.
Now the human is going to change it again. He will give me one unit between 50 and 100, 1.5 units between 100 and 250, and two units for levels above 250.
Furiends, this is why it is challenging for humans with diabetic cats like me. It is not easy to always have to monitor my blood sugar levels, but the human does it because he knows it is something we need to do!