I have asked the human to keep updating you on my blood sugar readings on a weekly basis. This will give you some ideas into what a diabetic cat’s treatment looks like. It’s very important for me to have my blood sugar tested twice a day and insulin given to me based on the readings.
No matter how many times the human does it, I still do not like getting the ear sticks or the insulin shots. But I tolerate it because I have learned that it helps diabetic cats like me feel better.
We did not have as good of a week as we had last week. My blood sugar averaged a little higher than it did last week. Last week, it averaged 227, and this week, the average was up to 247. The highest reading we saw was 331, and the lowest we saw was 139.
We implemented the altered dosing regimen that we talked about last week. Now, if my blood sugar goes below 100 but is still high enough to get insulin, the human will inject me with 5.5 units. Between 100 and 250, I’ll get six units. And if it goes above 250, I’ll get 6.5 units.
This helps keep my dosing in line with the recommendations from some humans that diabetic cats get consistent dosing. The only exceptions, they say, should be when the glucose readings are so low that hypoglycemia is a potential risk. Because the spread is only one unit between the high and the low, I’m getting a fairly consistent dose.
But that allows some fluctuation to account for my blood sugar readings. Because the change in dosing is relatively small, the human thinks it gives us the best of both approaches.
Both the human and I are hopeful that we can keep my blood sugar levels at healthier levels.
Ideally, we would like to see the numbers be in between 100 and 200.