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iluvmykittys
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Registered: Feb 2004

posted 03-03-2004 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmykittys     Edit/Delete Message
Help! If anyone knows anythign about cats with Diabetes, please email me back.
My cat is only a year and a half. ITs been a run for the past 6 months, the Vet didn't think a cat that young coukd be diabetic etc. I finally went back and demanded a blood test. He is diabetic. His blood sugar has went from 388, to 498, to 488 to 483, and now he is on 6cc's of Insulin. To me, ist not working. he is still drinking & peeing a lot. And we have to take him for his weekly blood test today. Maybe they will increase it again. I feel bad putting him through this, and I know he is terrinly stressed when he is there. What else is an option for a diabetic cat If God for bid the insulin does not work, at all?? I have changed his diet to Hill's w/d protien as suggested. Still...nothing.
Please help!!! He is only a year and a half!!

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Mojo
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From:San Antonio
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posted 03-03-2004 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mojo     Edit/Delete Message
Hi, I am really sorry to hear about your poor kitty. I am no expert belive me, my husband thinks I'm crazy cause I take my cats to the vet for every little scratch. But, the reason I decided to reply is because odly enough I have had ferrets in the past which have suffered from insulanoma,(a form of diabetes commom for ferrets) their medicine made a HUGE difference once we started giving it to them. If your vet was sceptical about the cat even BEING diabetic, it may be benificial to take kitty to another vet, maybe even one who treats ferrets, that way you know its someone who is familiar with how diabetes works in animals. I don't know what form of diabetes your kitty has but when Seymore's seizures became more common, we used to give him about 5cc's of pure Kayro syrup. It would help almost immediately. Please talk to a vet before any of these considerations, just thought that any input may be helpful. Good luck, I wish your little one my best.

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iluvmykittys
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posted 03-04-2004 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmykittys     Edit/Delete Message
Hi, Thanks for answering! I actually took my kitty to the vet yesturday for his weekly blood test & his bloo sugar dropped almost 100 pts. The past 2 times we went it only dropped 5 the 1st time and then 8 the 2nd. SO the 6cc's have made a big difference! yeah!! Let's hope, now he is on 7 cc's, that this will help even more to bring it down! Thanks again!

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clwasilko42
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From:West Chester, PA.
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posted 03-04-2004 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clwasilko42     Edit/Delete Message
I am certainly not an expert, but I do work for a company that makes insulin infusion pumps for diabetics(for humans), so I do know a lot about diabetes. I can tell you that it does take several weeks for the insulin to start taking affect. And you should start to see some drops in your kitty's bg levels more often. I can tell you in humans that normal bg levels are between 70 -120. Dont know if it's the same with cats. Did your vet tell you?

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Katerina
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posted 03-04-2004 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
Hi,

I know when we started our cat on insulin it took about 4wks for the sugar level to be fully under control.

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iluvmykittys
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posted 03-05-2004 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmykittys     Edit/Delete Message
My cat has been on Insulin for 4 weeks, and it just started to drop. Like I said, it went up the 1st week by 50, then it only dropped 5 pts, then 8 pts, then 100. So, we are still keeping our fingers crossed that maybe now it ha started to kick in & that it WILL work. Thanks for all you answers. I do apreciate it!! So far, so good. I'll keep you all posted.

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