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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 17 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is a chilly morning here! The human closed the window because it dropped down into the 40s last night. That is too cold for us felines to enjoy. Koji and I are not happy, because we are not able to work on our fur tans. But we are hopeful that when the sun shines in to our home, we will be able to enjoy the sun then.

Do not forget, furiends. If it is this chilly here, then it is even colder in other places. And when it gets cold, felines that live outside like to find warm spots. For many felines, that means they will crawl into the hood of a car. Or they may crawl into the wheel well. Sometimes, when you humans start the cars, these poor felines get caught and get severely injured.

Be kind to felines and other animals who may seek your car out for warmth. Thump on the hood before you get in the car and give any animals that may be in there a moment to escape.

Now on to my blood sugar readings. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 199. That is pretty much the same as what we saw last week, when they averaged 198. We seem to have settled into a state where my blood sugar readings average around 200.  That is a little higher than we like, but it is not so high that we would worry about complications from diabetes.

Most important to me and the human, though, is that we did not see any blood sugar readings that were really low. You see, diabetes can cause problems if it is not controlled for a long time. But low blood sugar can be deadly very quickly.

We did not see anything like that this week, and I hope it stays that way! I will let you know next Monday, furiends!

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!