Hello, kind humans. It is time for me to share with you my blood sugar readings for the past week. Remember, diabetic cats like me must have our glucose monitored closely in order to be safe. Some felines do not change their dosing based on their blood sugar levels, but that is what the human does with me. He and the humans in white coats try to keep it close to the same regardless of what my glucose reading is, with only slight adjustments.
My average blood sugar reading for this week was 224. That was lower than last week’s average of 238, so that is an improvement. The high blood sugar reading for the week, which was 317, was the only one that we really do not like. When diabetic cats have levels that high for a long time, it can lead to serious conditions like neuropathy of our hind legs, where we do not walk on our toes like normal felines do.
Fortunately, that is not something that is likely to happen to me. The average level of my blood sugar readings is higher than we like, but it is still not at a dangerous level.
And we did not go to a level that was dangerously low, either. The low reading of the week was 106. If I could consistently be at that level, the human would be very happy! And so would I, because if it stayed there for a while, the human could give me fewer ear sticks.
I will not get that greedy. I am glad that I have a human who gives me the care a diabetic cat needs. It is not easy for him to always arrange his schedule to make sure I get the shots I need. I am glad that I have a human who loves me and does this for me.
But that doesn’t mean I won’t swat him from time to time to remind him that it is not fun for me to get ear sticks and insulin shots!