April 26 Blood Sugar Readings

My Blood Sugar Readings Spike When I am In This

Hello, kind humans. I hope you enjoyed the conversation I had with the human and Jacey yesterday. That girl is a silly feline. I cannot understand her being willing to go to the humans in white coats and making it easy for the human to take her there by sitting in the carrier. Furiends, sometimes, she even sleeps in there!

My Blood Sugar Readings Spike When I am In This
My Blood Sugar Readings Spike When I am In This

I know that sleeping the carrier would not help my blood sugar levels. And it is time to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week that ended on April 26.

It was an interesting week for me and my blood sugar readings, that’s for sure. The human decided the he would try to give me less dry noms and more wet noms to see if that affected my glucose levels. Well, it is hard to say with so little data, but it does appear to have some effect.

My blood sugar readings averaged 202 for the week. This is quite a bit lower than the 234 we saw last week. The problem is that there were some very scary low numbers that we did not like. I was okay, but I made the human very nervous.

Do Wet Noms Help My Blood Sugar?
Do Wet Noms Help My Blood Sugar?

This may be because I am not getting enough noms when the human does this. After all, one can of wet noms twice a day for me, Jacey, and Marley may not be enough. We are each only getting two thirds of a can of noms. If the human is going to do this, we may have to get a can and a half each time. Or maybe he can give us one can of noms and a half cup of dry noms.

We will continue to experiment with the noms that I get fed as well as my insulin dosing. Maybe we can find a combination that gets my blood sugar readings to where we want them without any crazy fluctuations.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s 5/4 Readings

I hope you are all having a good Monday.  The human told Jacey, Marley, and me that when Monday comes, many humans must go to that place called work.  I do not like it when the human goes there, but he tells me he must do that so that he can get green paper things to pay for our noms as well as the insulin a diabetic cat needs.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat can Tolerate Mondays

If the human must go there so that I get noms and insulin, I guess I will tolerate his absence, although it is much more fun for me, Jacey, and Marley when he is around.

Speaking of insulin and diabetic cats, it is time for me to share with you my glucose readings for the week ending May 4.  There is good news.  Unlike last week, when I gave the human a scare because my blood sugar levels were in a hypoglycemic state, none of my readings were extreme.

However, my glucose readings were higher than what I wanted.  Last week, even with that hypoglycemic reading, I was okay with them and hoping that they would drop just a few points.  This week, instead of averaging below 200 like we hoped, the average went up.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's Blood Sugar Readings

My average reading was 238, versus an average of 207 last week.  The high reading for the week was the only one that was over the 300 level that causes problems in the long term.  It was 308.  The low was 203.

So we did not fluctuate between high and low levels like we did last week, but the overall average went up.  There could be a few reasons for this.  First, this week was very hot in San Diego, with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90s.  I am not used to this kind of heat and that caused my body to stress.  Like diabetic humans, stress in diabetic cats can cause blood sugar levels to spike.

Also, I did not eat as much of the soft noms as I normally do.  The human got a different kind of dry noms, and I really liked them.  While dry noms are not the best choice for a diabetic cat, the human must supplement my wet noms with them.  I just love my crunchies!

Given these circumstances, while I do not like the blood sugar levels being where they were, I am happy they were below the danger level for a diabetic cat.  Hopefully, they will drop a little this week!

Help Animal Rescue Groups Get Free Food

One of the biggest challenges that animal rescue groups have is finding enough noms to feed their felines like me and the other animals that they rescue.  You know that Lucky and I are in a contest to see who gets more votes in the Modern Cat Star Cat contest, and the winner will choose which animal rescue group gets a case of noms.

Some of you have pledged to give a case of noms to whichever rescue we choose and that is very helpful.  Your generosity will help some felines like me eat! I do not want canine kisses but I do want to help animal rescue groups get some noms

However, just like with human food, many times, noms for felines and canines goes unused and gets thrown away because there is no way to get it to the animals who need it to stay alive.

Many times, there is nothing wrong with this food, and it comes directly from the manufacturer.  Sometimes, they make too much of the food.  Other times, there are cosmetic issues with the bags that the food is put into.  Maybe they have mislabeled the food.  Or the kibble is the wrong color.

None of these things affect the nutritional content of the noms, and it is perfectly good food for a feline or canine who has been rescued.

Manufacturers will give this food to animal rescue organizations for free — look at what Hill’s Pet did, for example.  But the suppliers who want to give this food to them may not be located near them.  It can be expensive to transport all of these noms to the rescues that need them, and that means that a lot of the food goes wasted.

A group called the Rescue Bank is working to help with this problem.  They are ready to distribute the free noms to the animal rescue groups that can use it.  If you donate to them, here is what you can do:

  • $18 will move 200 pounds of cat or dog food
  • $40 will move up to 500 pounds of food
  • $80 can move up to 1,000 pounds of food

Please help this wonderful organization get noms to the animal rescue groups that need it.  If you cannot give green paper things, please share this story.