April 28 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week.

This week, my blood sugar levels behaved a little better. They averaged 200 for the week. That is lower than the 236 we saw last week, and the human is happy that we are not close to the level where my blood sugar can cause problems long term.

My body seems to be getting used to the lower insulin doses. We do not see spikes as high as we used to. And more importantly, we do not see low blood sugar readings that can be dangerous.

One of the white coated humans says that high glucose levels kill slowly but low ones can kill quickly. And that is why the human worries more about my low readings than high ones. I can get sick quickly with low ones.

My blood sugar readings are making me happy, but one thing is not. Unfortunately, it is going to rain today. And that means Koji and I will not be able to enjoy the balcony. The human moved the Marley tree back to the balcony, but Koji and I have been unable to explore it because it is settling into the pot. And the human does not want us feline on the dirt just yet.

He said something about putting mulch down and then letting us sleep on the wood chips, but I do not know if that will happen. I hope it does, because it would be fun to sleep in the sun near a tree!

Diabetic Cat Jax Needs a Home

Furiends, a feline who is 17 years old is a feline who has lived a long life. For Jax, ten of those years have been spent with Hilton Head Humane Association, in a shelter. Now, this is not a horrible life. And he is clearly loved there. But Jax, just like all felines, would like a home of his own.

Many humans have come to take a look at Jax, but they get scared when they learn he has to get insulin twice a day. Furiends, the insulin shots are not difficult. I do not even look up from nomming when I get them. I do not like the ear sticks to test my blood sugar, but I have learned to tolerate even those.

You might be wondering why Hilton Head Humane Association is trying to find a home for Jax after ten years. Isn’t that his home, Bagheera, might be the question that is running through your head.

Well, furiends, for some felines, this would be the case. But the humans at the shelter do not think it is for Jax. Jax, you see, is affectionate, smart, and most importantly, adaptable. He adjusts to new things quickly and does not worry too much about them.

And that is why he would be a good addition to virtually any home. If you have space in your home for Jax, please contact Hilton Head Humane Association. And if you do not, please share his story so that someone can take him home.

April 21 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 236, which is much higher than the 186 we saw the week before. It is too close to the level where complications start to occur long term.

You will remember that we changed my insulin doses because we were seeing readings where my blood sugar was lower than it should be. Now we are seeing glucose readings where they are too high. But we will stick with the new dosing program for another week or two. We need to see whether the higher readings will moderate after my body gets used to the dosing.

This is one of the challenges of having a diabetic cat. Still, it is not that bad. The human will figure it out.

And now, for something fun. Yesterday was Easter. On Easter, many humans think about rabbits. And one small feline had a rabbit on its mind, too!

I will tell you about my blood sugar readings next week. Until then, I hope you have as much fun as this small feline did with the rabbit!