6/15 Blood Sugar Readings

Furiends, it is time for me to give you my weekly blood sugar reading update.  As you know, diabetic cats like me need to make sure our blood sugar levels do not get too high or too low.  The readings help determine the insulin doses I get.

Diabetic CatEach day, I must endure two ear sticks and two injections.  I have gotten so used to them that they do not really bother me anymore, but I still act like I am annoyed so that I can get the human to be nice to me.  It is not fun being a diabetic cat, so it’s necessary for me to take advantage of it when I can!

For the week, my blood sugar levels were a little better than last week.  We had an average of 236, which is down slightly from the 244 we saw last week.  This is below the 300 level where things start to get dangerous, but it is not as low as we would like.  Ideally, we’d like to see a blood sugar reading of below 200.

The high reading for the week came in at 366.  There was also a 322 reading, and those were the only two where it high enough for us to be concerned.  But since we did not see consistent readings above that level, things are okay.

My low reading for the week was much closer to a hypoglycemic condition than we like.  It was 42.  The human did not dose me with any insulin because he was concerned that if he was just a little off, I could get very sick and need to go to the humans in white coats.  It was better to let my blood sugar reading spike to the 322 that it hit than to risk me getting hypoglycemic.

We do not like these fluctuations, but we accept them as part of the battle against feline diabetes.

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