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My Cat Has Diabetes :: Treatment

Living with a diabetic cat Each diabetic cat responds differently to different therapies. Some cats are easier to regulate; others require more complex types of treatment. Some cats can be treated successfully through changes in diet and with oral medications. In cats with more severe diabetes, insulin injections may be required for the remainder of their lives. In general, treatment for diabetes falls into three categories: Insulin injections Oral hypoglycemic medications Diet Home monitoring & testing Ongoing and frequent home monitoring of your cat's glucose level is important both for ensuring that diabetes is under control and the long-term health maintenance of your pet. Home monitoring usually results in less stress on the cat and allows for closer, more precise control of blood glucose levels on a regular basis, which helps avoid the risk of hypoglycemic episodes. Home testing of glucose levels can be done with a similar type of blood glucose monitor used by humans. This method requires a small sample of blood that is taken from the cat for testing and generally provides an immediate reading of your cat's blood glucose level. In addition to monitoring glucose levels through Continue reading >>

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  1. NAYPOOIE

    Still a problem. More of a problem because I just don't feel like eating in the morning.

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  2. NAYPOOIE

    I had an interesting experience a week ago. I got up and tested at 120, then, still fasting, tested again at the clinic (for a quick and dirty calibration of my meter against theirs) a couple hours later. It had jumped to 198! It disturbed me, but made me determine to eat breakfast more promptly in the future.

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  3. SARAH548

    Saille wrote: "Here is a good link with information about why blood glucose levels spike after excersising:"
    THANKS! I've been getting concerned that my blood glucose readings have started "spiking" after exercise; I'll mellow out about it now and will try having a protein/carb snack before.
    T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
    "Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


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