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September 10 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. Before I do that, I want to share with you some good news. You know that a horrible hurricane hit Florida over the weekend. One of the places that was going to be hit hard is the Hemingway House, where there are 54 polydactyl cats.

These felines needed help, and the humans who work at the Hemingway House decided they would do this. Instead of leaving the area, they decided to take shelter at the home. They fortified the house, and prepared for the storm to hit.

'As our staff member, Nicole Navarro was confirming all cats were accounted for, the cat Grace Kelly (pictured) took over roll call,' staff members wrote on the home's Facebook page Saturday night
One of the Hemingway House Cats Taking Roll

Many humans worried about these kind humans and the felines they protected. They worried that the Hemingway House would be destroyed. Fortunately, the 16 inch thick stone house and everyone in it survived. They lost power and internet service, and conditions are bad. But they are alive and well, furiends!

Now on to my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 201. That is pretty much the same as last week, when they averaged 197. Both of those readings are good, and they make me happy.

That does not mean things were perfect, though. We had a couple of days where my blood sugar levels dropped to levels lower than we want. The human skipped my insulin shot when that happened. And then, naturally, my blood sugar levels jumped. We got them back under control, which is why my average was pretty much the same as last week.

Still, we do not like it when my blood sugar levels drop too low. I quickly correct this by eating noms. But the human still worries when he sees low blood sugar levels. And I do not like it when the human worries about me. Hopefully, this week, that will not happen.

September 3 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, furiends. The human told me that many of you are not working today because of Labor Day. I do not understand why on a day named for labor you humans do not engage in it. But I am all for you humans having a day to relax.

I always tell the human he works too hard, but then he tells me that if he did not, then I would not have any noms or insulin. Then I tell the human to work even harder because I do not want to go without my noms or insulin.

Koji is doing his best to keep things calm in this home. He is in the same room as Jacey right now. Both Jacey and Koji are relaxing. Last night, when Jacey came home, Koji went over to her and rubbed noses with her. And he did not chase her when she hopped into her favorite spot.

We are getting low on insulin, but it is not too bad. The human will get some more tomorrow. He ordered more, but because today is a holiday, he cannot get it today. He thinks he can get tonight’s dose and tomorrow mornings out of the vial. But then, it will be all gone. It is a good thing he can get more!

On to my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, they did not change too much from last week. They averaged 197, which is down slightly from the 205 we saw the week before.  Both of these numbers are perfectly acceptable.

What the human does not like is how sometimes my blood sugar gets so low that we cannot give me any insulin. It happened once this week, which is no fun. It is not too bad, though. I nom a little and then my blood sugar goes back up.

Hopefully, furiends, I will have a better report for you next week. Until then, I hope you enjoy your week!

August 27 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, furiends. I hope you enjoyed listening to Jacey talk to you. Jacey is in good spirits, furiends. She gets to spend a lot of time with the human, and many other humans enjoy talking to her. Koji still annoys her occasionally, but he does it less frequently now.

I am enjoying a morning sitting on the balcony, sniffing the fresh air. Koji and I are also investigating the plants the human has out on the balcony. But later, it will get very hot, and we will not be able to enjoy the balcony. We will have to stay inside, and the human will turn the air conditioning on so that it does not get too hot.

It's Too Hot for This Cat
It’s Too Hot for This Cat

The human is not sure about this, but he thinks that when things get hot, my blood sugar readings go up. It may be because I do not move around as much. Or it could be because the heat affects me in other ways. But it does not matter. I know the human will work hard to keep my blood sugar levels where they are safe.

And for the week that just ended, my blood sugar levels were good. They averaged 205. That is up a little from last week, when they averaged 190. But I am not worried about that.

One day, my blood sugar levels dropped lower than we wanted. Fortunately, I just nommed a lot and they recovered right away. We did not like the low reading, or the high readings that resulted from me not getting any insulin. But all in all, it was not too bad.

I will tell you all about how the heat wave we will see affects my blood sugar levels next week. Let’s hope I can stay cool and they will stay under control, too!