November 13 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, kind humans. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the past week. I think this is a perfect day to do this, because it is the 125th birthday of the first person to use insulin in humans. Frederick Banting received the Nobel Prize for this in 1923 when he was 32 years old. He is still the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize for medicine.

Frederick Banting Is the First Human to Use Insulin to Treat Diabetes
Frederick Banting Is the First Human to Use Insulin to Treat Diabetes

You know that I generally do not like humans in white coats, even though I have been told they are only trying to help me. I like this white coated human a lot! He is the one who helped lead the way to diabetic cats like me getting insulin.

And the insulin doses seem to be working, maybe a little too well. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 182. This is a good level, but there were too many times where my blood sugar levels fell to a point where I was at risk for hypoglycemia. Fortunately, I did not suffer any ill effects from this. The human still does not like this, and he worries when it happens.

We will continue to monitor my blood sugar levels and see what the insulin doses do. One of the things we do not like to see is the big swings that occur when my blood sugar readings are too low to risk another dose of insulin. Naturally, there is a big spike. Once we see steadier readings, we will see if we can reduce my dose.

I do not mind this. Less insulin for me means my diabetes is getting more and more under control. And it also means the human does not have to spend as many green paper things to control it.

I will let you know this is all working next week.

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