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April 8 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. The human was nice enough to let us felines enjoy the balcony this weekend. We were very happy to work on our fur tans. Of course Koji, being the silly cat that he is, decided to help the human with the plants. Koji decided the plants needed fertilizer after the human watered them. So he hopped into the planter box and peed on them!

The human just sighed and watered the plant some more. Some of the water came out of the planter box, but it is okay. Koji was just making sure the plants had all of the nitrogen they needed to grow properly. Who says we felines cannot be helpful in the garden?

We Felines Vomited After Doing This

The human did not like it so much when we nommed on some of the plants on the balcony and then vomited. He did not like having to clean it up. But that is a story for another day, furiends.

Now on to my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 192. That is higher than what we saw last week, but it is not too bad. Remember, the human and I try to manage my blood sugar levels so that they average below 200.

The one thing that concerned both me and the human was that twice this week, my blood sugar levels were low enough for the human to get worried. It is one thing for them to drop to a level where the human reduces the insulin dose. But the human worries when they drop to a level that is considered hypoglycemic.

But I ate lots of noms, and my blood sugar levels recovered. So the human gets concerned when he sees that, but he does not get too worried. Hopefully, this week, my blood sugar levels will be better.

April 1 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. I hope you enjoyed your Easter yesterday, and that you remember to keep lilies away from us felines. The human was around for most of the day yesterday, and it was fun to have him around. Of course, Koji and I did some silly things to make sure he knew we were here.

Koji Being Silly in a Box
Koji Being Silly in a Box

You can see Koji relaxing in this box like a silly feline. But he is not a shy feline at all. We had a canine complaining about something for a long time. Koji got annoyed with it after a while, and he went to the window and growled loudly. I do not know if the canine heard him or not. But if the canine did, they stopped complaining!

Koji was very proud of himself and acted like he made the canine stop barking. The human and I are not sure. We do not know if the canine heard Koji. But Koji insists the canine did. The human just smiled and said, if you think so, Koji. I have a feeling the human is going to end up with a bitten toe or two.

Now, on to my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 134. While this is significantly higher than the 120 they averaged last week, this is still a good average. We did have one time where my glucose level was lower than we want. So the human skipped my insulin shot, and then my blood sugar levels jumped.

Even with that, the average still looks good. We are starting to see good blood sugar readings, and this makes me and the human hopeful that we finally have my diabetes under good control. We will see if the white coated humans agree the next time I go to visit them.

But for now, I will enjoy feeling better and tolerate the insulin shots.

 

March 11 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. Yesterday, I told you about how the human did not feel so good because of the switch to daylight saving time. The human was grumpy yesterday because of the switch and because he did not remember to change the time on the talking box. And he got even more annoyed at himself today. He forgot to change the time on the talking box again last night.

Fortunately for him, Koji and I did our usual right before the talking box starts talking play and woke him up. Koji hopped on the bed with a giant thud, and the human woke up from that. Then the human realized, oh no, I forgot to change the time and woke up.

We Felines Are Very Good at Waking Up Humans
We Felines Are Very Good at Waking Up Humans

Koji and I laughed at him while we ate our noms. And then, unlike him, we went back to bed. You see, because we are felines, we can sleep whenever we want! This is something the human cannot do.

Now that I have shared with you something funny about the human, let me tell you about my blood sugar readings. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 166. This is a little higher than the 154 we saw last week, but it is still okay.

There was only one really concerning glucose level last week. That came when my blood sugar levels had dropped to 36. Of course, the human could not give me any insulin with my blood sugar that low. So without insulin, my blood sugar level spiked with the next reading. But averaged out, even these two extremes were not so bad.

I was glad I was able to skip an insulin shot, but I will tolerate those so that I feel good. Hopefully, we do not have any readings that go so low over this week. I will let you know about this next Monday.