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Diabetic Alert Cat? - Type 1 And Lada - Tudiabetes Forum

Diabetic Alert Cat? - Type 1 And Lada - Tudiabetes Forum

I am 100% with @Jen . I was on MDI for 36 years. Then complications helped me to overcome my inertia. My wifes encouragement was instrumental. She said Try it. If you dont like it, you dont have to keep it.. Secretly I hoped that insurance would deny me. No such luck. I started with the dex in 2009. In 4 weeks I learned more about diabetes than I had learned in the 36 years before. I learned that I should have clean fingers when testing my BG. I learned that protein raises BG many hours after consumption. I could go on and on. I started to correct more and more because now I knew when my BG was going out of range. Before, I didnt know, which also meant that I didnt need to do anything about out. I eventually tried the OmniPod. My wife helped me again: Try it. If you dont like it, you dont have to keep it.. These days I am not focused on detecting lows. My gadgets help me to avoid lows to begin with. My BG standard deviation went from 50 to 25. My Clarity 90 day report says: 16% high, 81% in range, 3% low. For me diabetes has been transformed from a disease to a nuisance. I cant even train my cats to not lick their butts on the kitchen table let alone alert for hypos Did a bunch of research on this due to the fact I can no longer tell when my glucose is low. @heyvern , my son has been T1D for a bit less than a year. He just got a CGM (Dexcom G5) 3 months ago. It has changed our lives. I used to be anxious every night, wondering if he would go low, and test his finger at night when I saw him sweat or seemingly pale - I lost so much sleep doing that:-) With the Dexcom, we feel relatively secure in the thought that we will get an alert. Like @Helmut , we have learned so much more in that time than all the time before. And, during the day, you can see your BG curve as you g Continue reading >>

New Diabetic Needs Help With Regulation - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums

New Diabetic Needs Help With Regulation - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums

Hi everyone. Fearless, my nearly 12yo male tabby, was diagnosed diabetic last week. I was away for the month of February (my better half caring for Fearless and his two brothers), and when I picked him up I noticed right away he was lighter. Then noticed he was drinking and urinating more. Went straight to the vet; he had lost 1.5 lbs since last March, down to 6.5 lbs. Not sure how long this has been coming on, perhaps only a month or two (fingers crossed) but probably longer. As a retired person on a fixed income I can only afford to feed FF canned, but didn't realize until this month the difference in carbs for their various varieties. The lower cost varieties, which Fearless probably ate for all of Jan-Feb, is 20-25% carbs, so I quickly switched him back to the Classic varieties that are 3-5% carbs. Back to the diabetes: Upon lab testing, BG was 432. No renal issues. Nothing else out of the ordinary except low levels of a few elements that are probably being depleted through excessive urination. Started on Lantus, 2U/2x/day. Didn't start testing until day 4 (day before yesterday). Counts were 508, 472, 431, 407, 415. Then yesterday morning count was 49, though he showed no signs of being hypoglycemic and was still eating well. No insulin given. Counts rose to 61, then 160 by noon, at which time vet suggested 1U insulin instead of 2U. Next two counts were 60 and 56. Very confusing. All the while he's eating, but only about 1/3 can 5-6 times/day (after testing as a reward). So with two low counts on no insulin I gave the higher carb food at his 7:30 feeding. By 9:30 BG was up to 345! I was feeling very frustrated not knowing what food, how much, and when to feed. All this because all I have read (here and other forums) is that dry food is no good (even though my vet s Continue reading >>

[full Text] Managing Feline Diabetes: Current Perspectives | Vmrr

[full Text] Managing Feline Diabetes: Current Perspectives | Vmrr

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Lucy Goodman Editor who approved publication: Professor Young Lyoo 1The Cat Clinic, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; 2School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD, Australia Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disease in cats. While type 2 diabetes is the most common form seen in cats, other underlying causes may contribute to insulin resistance. Guidelines for diagnosis vary and often do not take into account prediabetic cats. The goals of treatment are to maximize the chance of remission, while minimizing the risks of hypoglycemia. This article presents a further overview of current treatment and monitoring recommendations for diabetic cats. Keywords: diabetes mellitus, glucose tolerance, diabetic remission, gluconeogenesis, feline, cats The reported prevalence of feline diabetes mellitus (diabetes) varies from 1 in 100 (1%) to 1 in 400 (0.25%) depending on the population studied. 1 5 An American study has reported the prevalence increasing over the past 30 years, from 1 in 1250 (0.08%) in 1970 to 1 in 81 (1.2%) in 1999, though the contribution of increased diagnosis versus increased prevalence is unclear. 5 Increased susceptibility has been reported in Burmese in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, and Maine Coon, Russian Blue, and Siamese were reported in the USA and Norwegian Forest cats in Europe. 3 , 4 , 6 8 Burmese cats in Australia and the UK are four times more likely to develop diabetes, with 1 in 10 cats aged 8 years affected. 2 4 Diabetes is caused by insufficient insulin secretion from pancreatic cells resulting in persistent hyperglycemia. Current classification in veterinary medicine is based on human diabetes and the mechanism involved in pancreatic -cell failure. There are four types of d Continue reading >>

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I do not have any questions, only compliments! I use ZERO Mature as treats for my diabetic fur baby. She absolutely LOVES it. In fact, she loves your product so much, she races me to her testing table as she knows she is going to have a good treat! You are the very first product that is safe to feed my little diabetic. I am very happy and proud that I have found you Young Again!!! My girl is a kibble eater and although she eats her low carb wet canned food, she will grab at my hand if I do not give her a small handful of your kibble! Thank y... Continuereading Another cat off the juice with a change to his diet I just want to say that you and Fancy Feast have saved my cat's life. After my cat was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, I did a lot of research on wet and dry cat foods. The only truly low carb food that he would eat is a few flavors of Fancy Feast wet food. I could find absolutely NO low carb, dry cat food. The change to Fancy Feast was enough to get him off insulin and control his blood sugars, however, I was rushing home after work to feed him. I couldn't go anywhere except straight home. I'd give him a can when I left in the morn... Continuereading I found an irregular chunk of something in my last bag of YA cat food that was definitely not a piece of kibble. What is it? QUESTION: I have been buying cat food from you for about a year and a half. I have seven cats and they are all doing very well on this diet, two of them have chronic health problems that have improved greatly and another one who was overweight has been slimming down nicely. Our vet has been impressed. I buy 25 lb bags and near the middle of the most recent bag, I found a small chunk of something that was definitely not a piece of kibble. It was an irregular chunk about the size of a Continue reading >>

6 Tips For Dealing With Diabetes In Cats

6 Tips For Dealing With Diabetes In Cats

Dealing with diabetes in cats isnt as scary as it seems. One writer who parents a diabetic cat has six simple tips for dealing with feline diabetes. Cat Behavior Caterwauling What Is It and Why Do Cats Do It? I plan to bring a new cat into my family.Shes a beautiful girl who has the very appropriate name Bella (short for Belladonna). Shes particularly special because she has feline diabetes. Shell need ongoing care and attention for the rest of her life, but Ive found that the basics of keeping a diabetic cat healthy are not very scary at all. Heres what Ive learned about diabetes in cats so far: 1. Diet is crucialwhen dealing with diabetes in cats Ensuring that your cat is on the right diet is crucial to managing diabetes in cats. Photography sae1010 | Thinkstock. Diabetic cats shouldnt eat dry food . Most vets recommend a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet for diabetic cats, and no dry food is low in carbohydrates. Even grain-free dry foods contain a lot of substitute carbohydrates such as potatoes, peas or tapioca. Carbohydrates tend to make blood sugar levels fluctuate quite a bit. The shelter where Im adopting my Bella has had cats that became diet-controlled and no longer needed insulin when they began eating low-carb food. There are low-carbohydrate foods available at every price point, so you dont have to buy super-expensive food to feed your diabetic cat properly. Curious about what people with diabetes should and shouldnt eat ? Check out this article >> 2. Home testing isnt as hard as it seems Like diabetic humans, cats withfeline diabetes need to have their blood glucose tested regularly. You can do this at home with a standard glucometer and testing strips that you can buy in a drugstore. Record your cats blood glucose level, along with the date and time, Continue reading >>

Evaluation Of Detemir In Diabetic Cats Managed With A Protocol For Intensive Blood Glucose Control.

Evaluation Of Detemir In Diabetic Cats Managed With A Protocol For Intensive Blood Glucose Control.

Abstract The aim of this study was to report outcomes using detemir and a protocol aimed at intensive blood glucose control with home monitoring in diabetic cats, and to compare the results with a previous study using the same protocol with glargine. Eighteen cats diagnosed with diabetes and previously treated with other insulins were included in the study. Data was provided by owners who joined the online German Diabetes-Katzen Forum. The overall remission rate was 67%. For cats that began the protocol before or after 6 months of diagnosis, remission rates were 81% and 42%, respectively (P = 0.14). No significant differences were identified between the outcomes for the glargine and detemir studies, with the exception of three possibly interrelated factors: a slightly older median age of the detemir cohort at diabetes diagnosis, a higher rate of chronic renal disease in the detemir cohort and lower maximal dose for insulin detemir. Continue reading >>

Diabetic Cat Wet Food Question!

Diabetic Cat Wet Food Question!

This is my first time posting. I have a 9 year old cat who has been in remission from diabetes for 2 years. He's actually had diabetes twice, and has gone into remission quickly both times. I'm sure he would have stayed in remission the first time if we hadn't moved out of the country and left him with a caregiver who gave him dry food. Anyways, my question is that we have only given him Purina DM wet food since his diagnosis and this has kept his diabetes completely under control. But there are two problems - #1 his teeth are horrible now that he is only on wet food. We need to get them scaled asap. #2 The Purina DM cat food is incredibly expensive and he's a large cat, so we are spending into the thousands a year on cat food for him. Is there a cheaper, low carbohydrate food that is on par with Purina DM? What do people do for kitties teeth when they are strictly on wet food? If you haven't already discovered it, there's a great web site called Feline Diabetes Diabetes in Cats Treatment and Diabetic Cat Info FDMB with everything you need to know about managing a diabetic cat There's also a message board there with lots of helpful people. Yes, there are less expensive and better quality canned foods you can feed besides the Purina DM. The key is low carb, under 10%. Here's a list of Fancy Feast Classic / Gourmet canned foods that are inexpensive and low carb: Wheat gluten free, low carbohydrate Wet Food The little 3oz cans aren't a lot of food, though, so buying tons of 3oz cans can be costly. There are many other brands you can feed that are available in a larger 5 oz or larger size. Look at this chart: Anything that has 10% or less carbs is good for a diabetic cat. You don't need to buy a high end expensive brand. Whatever your cat likes to eat and you can afford is Continue reading >>

Diabetic Cat | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetic Cat | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android . Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community My name is Sooty 8) I have started this thread because Fergus has decided that he does not want cats 8) on his thread ( have you no shame Fergus ) so any 8) cats out there you are quite welcome here. So here is my story: I'm 13 year old spayed black cat 8) insulin dependant on a no carb diet, mainly meat fish and an occasional mouse. I have'nt got a clue what my HbA1c is or any of the other blood test results as my Vet is reluctant to give me this info. My main problem is injecting the insulin find it very difficult holding the syringe ( took ages to type this its difficult with paws ) can any body offer me any advice to make things a bit easier :?: Must go can hear all those wailing toms outside. Dear Sooty,hi my name is Bob and my advice is to get one of those two legged slaves,called humans.Their paws are well adapted to injecting insulin and they are always willing to fed you and,of course they are great for drying your feet on when you have been out in the rain! :lol: Bob,proud owner of the same slave for 15 years. It looks like your pet human slaves are doing good work for you. I note you are on the Catkins diet. This should help to keep you fit and well. Primrose ( Jellicle) and Orlando (marmalade) Rous I'm Dennis. I am a beautiful black and white tom cat. This is being posted by a friend of a friend. Not only am I a diabetic cat, I'm in need of a new home The nice people at the Bristol and District branch of Cats Protection are looking for a home for me. But as I' Continue reading >>

Update On Diabetic Cat (kitten, Eating, Weight, Feline) - Cats - - City-data Forum

Update On Diabetic Cat (kitten, Eating, Weight, Feline) - Cats - - City-data Forum

Update on Diabetic Cat (kitten, eating, weight, feline) Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account , you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. View detailed profile ( Advanced ) or search I haven't posted for awhile with an update on Tucker. We found out he had diabetes right after Christmas & started giving him insulin shots shortly thereafter. I also tried the advice given by those on this board about feeding him only wet food and that it be the Fancy Feast (certain varieties only). Well, I hadn't taken him to the vet for a month and when I took him to be checked this week his sugar was down to 73! It was on the very low normal side! So we are now decreasing the insulin to only 1/2 unit twice a day, then we'll check him again. The vet was very pleased & when I told him about the change in diet he was really interested in learning more about the food. His hope is that we'll eventually be able to take Tucker off the insulin and regulate his sugar by diet only!!!! So, here's a testimonial to the change in diet! It sure doesn't hurt to try suggestions you hear, and this one obviously helped. Also, Tucker started going potty in the box again and hasn't had any more UTI problems at all. Thanks again to those who helped me out through all my "kitty problems"...with losing Gypsy on Christmas Eve and then going through Tucker's illness. You guys rock! The first thing we noticed was that Tucker was losing weight. He was a HUGE cat, 24 pounds. We knew he was losing but had no idea it was so much until several family members who hadn't seen him for awhile noticed when they were here for Chri Continue reading >>

Diabetic Pets? - Binkybunny.com - House Rabbit Information Forum - Binkybunny.com - Binkybunny Forums - The Lounge

Diabetic Pets? - Binkybunny.com - House Rabbit Information Forum - Binkybunny.com - Binkybunny Forums - The Lounge

Just wondering if anyone else has a pet that is diabetic? My 12 yr old 70lbs mix dog was diagnosed 2 years ago with Diabetes, and pancreatitis at the same time. We had one heck of a fight with it in the begining b/c of the pancreatitis and the fact she ended up immune to Canine insulin. The last year and a half has been fine, though she has always lived with ahigh glucose level, and a high dosage of insulin. Last week though we had trouble where two days in a row before 8am she went into a diabetic seizure for low glucose levels. It was so scarey, she also had a panic attack two days before that where she was sceraming and running, blindly into the fence and our shed Therewere some changes in her does and after some blood work today, the Dr. belives she is suffering from "Somogyi Effect" and we've had to change around a few things with her diet and timing with injections. Next week she get's another blood tests done, and if things have not changed we get a whole pannel run again. Because of this she' s not eating well, and has lost a bit of weight. I have a friend who's cat in insulin dependent as well, and I've heard even hamsters being diabetic though there was is settled by diet. It seems to me other people I have talked to with diabetic pets have had less issues then we have gone though though. * Don't Breed or Buy while Homeless Pets Die. Opt' to Adopt! * Adopting One Rescued Animal Saves Two Lives. The Animal you Adopted, and the Homelss Animal that will take it's Place in the shelter. I have a diabetic dog and a diabetic ferret . Both are on insulin plus I have to closely monitor what types of food they eat keep their weights in check and keep a chart of glucose levels and what causes what to go up or down. My ferret will occasionally have a hypoglycemia issue ( Continue reading >>

Regulating Diabetic Cats With Insulin

Regulating Diabetic Cats With Insulin

Regulating diabetic cats with insulin can be one of the most difficult tasks you ever undertake as an owner. Insulin is very challenging as it is has several characteristics and types, and to make this undertaking even more difficult, there is one other huge obstacle that you will face. Cats are perhaps the hardest of any animal in trying to regulate diabetes using insulin. Not all cats that develop diabetes will need to be treated with insulin, however, the vast majority of them will. In fact it is estimated that over eighty percent of all cats that develop this very challenging disease will need to be treated with insulin. There are three major goals that an owner will need to try to accomplish in undertaking this challenge; identify and try to resolve the signs of diabetes, maintain your cats body weight, and then finally provide them with as normal as a life style as you can. However, this undertaking will be anything but easy and there are several things that all owners should take into consideration. The first is the commitment that will be involved, next is realizing why it is such a difficult undertaking with cats, and third is a full understanding of insulin and insulin resistance. Regulating diabetic cats with insulin first major obstacle for any owner to overcome is a full understanding of the commitment that will be involved. Once your cat has been diagnosed and you make the decision to care for them, you will need to make absolutely certain that you maintain their blood glucose level in an acceptable range. The acceptable is considered to be 100-300 mg/dL, and normal levels are between 55-160 mg/dL. The first step is the hospitalization stage. In this stage, your cat is normally hospitalized for several days in order to develop one or more glucose profiles Continue reading >>

Diabetic Cat

Diabetic Cat

Welcome, Guest. Please Log In to participate in forums. News: For all you tweeters, follow The Chronicle on Twitter. My diabetic cat is driving me crazy. He's app. 10 years old and a large kitty at 17-18 lbs. He's been diabetic since Feb. and went into remission briefly between April and July. He's on Vetsulin at the moment, at 5 units per shot (2x a day). When his diabetes emerged, he peed on all my best pieces of furniture. Tonight, he peed on the dishwasher right in front of me, twice. Something is clearly wrong. He also has asthma, for which he's on steroids, which interfere with the insulin (or does the insulin interfere with the steroids?). About 2 months ago he developed crystals in his bladder (a result of the insuline or the Diabetic Management food he's on) which also caused him to pee on my furniture. To try to manage the urine ph balance and his diabetes, I his meals are half C/D management (for the urine ph balance) and half diabetes management (a low carb crunchy food). I'm buying a high-quality, vet recommended food (also expensive). My problem: the cat now seems to develop problems about once a month, which require going to the vet's overnight for a couple of nights and getting all sorts of tests (blood sugar tests, urine tests, x-rays of his lungs, etc.). The bills are amounting to $150-200 each time. This is the first pet I've ever had with chronic health problems. My vet is excellent and I don't feel like I'm getting bilked or anything. When kitty first got his diabetes, it seemed at first he had any easy case: 2 units a shot seemed to work and he went soon into remission. Now he's a peeing machine, even on insulin. I'm just Continue reading >>

Recent Diagnosis Of Diabetes

Recent Diagnosis Of Diabetes

Post by Sue 123 Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:04 am My cat (male 7 yrs old) has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, we have caught it early and his liver/kidney blood tests were all ok, just the glucose issue. He is on 1 and a half measures of insulin twice a day. He has been on insulin for 7 days, his food is unchanged at 1 sachet twice a day to coincide with the injections and biscuits available throughout the day. He is still drinking more than normal and he is definitely a bit miserable. He goes back to the vet next week. I would have thought he would maybe be drinking a bit less after 7 days on the insulin, or is this too soon? Also, I am wondering if I should be changing his food to high protein low carb although vet said to leave it as it is for the moment which I can understand as I guess the insulin dosage is based on what he currently eats. Any advice/experience greatly appreciated. Vet did say that as he has been caught early and is on a low insulin dose that we may be able to manage it with diet. Post by booktigger Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:48 pm I've got no experience of diabetes, but I have read to avoid dry food with it - if they are snacking throughout the day, it could be affecting his glucose levels. I've sent a message to someone who has quite a thorough experience of caring for diabetic cats, and I hope she will be able to advise you Post by Sue 123 Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:56 pm Thank you both. Kay - I will keep a watch for your friend offering advice. I will update my post with his progress. Post by Ruth B Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:10 pm While not the person Kay mentioned, I have heard quite a lot about looking after a diabetic cat as my Mother's cat has been diabetic for several years. The first thing I will say is that while it is very tying, having to do the injections Continue reading >>

Diabetic Cat - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums

Diabetic Cat - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums

Hello, my cat Winston was just diagnosed with diabetes. I would like to connect with others who have experience with this. He is going to be on Prozinc twice a day. This is all new to me so I don't have a lot of details but Winston's blood level reading was in the 600s. I guess ideal is somewhere in the 100s??? His gait has been affected which is why i took him to the vet, thinking he had broken a leg or hip. Anyone else have a cat with this symptom? my vet said he may or may not recover his normal gait. I have lots of questions and would welcome any feedback. also the prozinc is over 100/month. i have a friend who has a diabetic cat who takes pills a day at a much lower cost. i mentioned this to vet and he still wants to do the prozinc injections. any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. thanks. First, the original online specialized community for people with diabetic cats, The Feline Diabetes Message Board. These people have been active for many years and have thousands of members successfully managing their kitties' diabetes. You'll find them right here: Feline Diabetes Message Board - FDMB Second.....and, I hope you're a reader....would be an article about feline diabetes written by a Veterinarian who has volunteered countless hours offering advice as a counselor on the FDMB. It's written in plain language and is one of several other excellent pieces on her site (which I'm sure you'll be able to explore with the one link). Here you are: Feline Diabetes by Lisa A. Pierson, DVM :: CatInfo.org Keep us posted on your progress..........and, do post some pics ! Continue reading >>

Help For Diabetic Cat

Help For Diabetic Cat

I was talking to a friend of mine today and he just learned that his 4-year-old cat has diabetes. He knows nothing about diabetes but he is willing to inject insulin if necessary. However, he does not have a lot of money and his vet said that he would have to bring the cat into the vet office for testing once a month. He would have to leave the cat there for the whole day and it would cost $150 each time (from my friend's description it sounds like insulin sensitivity testing). My friend is really distressed because he can't afford $150/month. If that is really required, he's afraid that his cat will die. 1) is there any such thing as a glucose meter for cats? How does one test a cat? 3) have you heard of this before-- that the owner has to bring a diabetic cat in every month for extensive and expensive blood work? 3) is there any online forum like Diabetes Daily but for animal patients? My friend has lots of questions that other owners could probably answer. "My fitness trajectory in my senior years does not have to be a continuous downward slope-- I do have some control over that." --Chrysalis Dx T2; 2005-2014: A1c 6.5-7.0% (ave 6.7) with 2000 mg/day metformin + 40 U/day Lantus. Jan 2015: A1c 7.8%. Reduce carbs, begin exercise, stop Lantus, stop metformin and start Victoza. A1c 6.2%-6.4% since Nov 2015. D.D. Family Getting much harder to control I have actually seen sites like this before, I have heard of owners testing their cats on there own. I had a diabetic cat that I gave insulin shots to twice a day. It was more traumatic for me at first than it ever was for him. I got to the point where I would make sure he was eating (no food, no insulin) and would just grab a bit of scruff and give the shot. Most of the time he was unaware. TTBOMK, no glucose meters for cats Continue reading >>

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