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iluvmykittys
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Registered: Feb 2004

posted 02-11-2004 06:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmykittys     Edit/Delete Message
My cat has been on Inulin only 1 week and his blood sugar went up from 440 to 490. The vet sai it should start to come down. Does anyone know if this is normal? We just changed his diet to protien food Hill's wd prescription. Hopefully this will help also. Any info or help, please write! Thanks!!

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Chessmind
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posted 02-11-2004 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. I don't think inulin affects blood glucose levels. Is he taking this for a hyperthyroid?

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fleafly
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posted 02-11-2004 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I think you mean insulin??? And I don't think it controls the blood glucose levels, but it does help balance them out. Like when a person goes into diabetic shock it is b/c their insulin levels are too high and they need some sugar to balance it out. On the other hand if the blood sugars are too high they need more insulin to balance it out.

I really don't know much beyond that. I think it would take the body a little while to adjust to the change. Also the new food should help. I think carbohydrates turn to sugar in the body so a food high in carbs would give him higher blood sugar levels. I think the wd is a weight control diet, so I'm not sure how much it would help with diabetes. You might want to do some research and see if there are diabetic specific formulas or not.

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Chessmind
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posted 02-12-2004 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. Inulin and insulin are both drugs. Inulin is sometimes used to treat a hyperthyroid (with other methods). Insulin is used to help manage diabetis.

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