Help a Diabetic Cat Find a Home

Hello, everyone.  Today I would like to introduce you to Mini Me.  He is a diabetic cat who lives with his human and another cat called Shawti.  But while his human loves him, she doesn’t have the financial resources to take care of him.  So this sweet and loving diabetic cat needs a new home.  Can you help?

He is very loved where he is.  His human is going to be very sad to let him go.  Mini Me is a Mini Me is a Diabetic Cat who Needs a Homeformer stray cat, and his human thinks he is at least part Maine coon.  She first saw Mini Me when he was a small kitten, living as an indoor outdoor cat.  But then he vanished.  Two years later, he reappeared.  It was clear from his condition that he was taken in and then abandoned.

Soon after he came back, Mini Me got sick.  So he was taken to the vet, and he was diagnosed as a diabetic cat.  The human who was taking care of Mini Me tried to treat him, but never took him back to the vet for follow up, so he got sick again.  They were going to put him down but the human who now takes care of Mini Me would have none of it and stepped in.

She has been a wonderful human.  She isn’t well off financially, but she did what she could with the limited resources she has.  Mini Me was taken to the vet, examined again, and put on a different insulin.  He’s now doing much better, and is happy and healthy.  And it’s painful for his human to let him go, but she feels like he needs someone who has the resources to take care of Mini Me.

Mini Me is a sweet cat who is good with other animals.  Rather than fight, he will walk away.  And once he gets to know a human, he will stay right next to that human.  He doesn’t play too much, but when he does, it’s adorable.  And he is a very mellow cat, who loves to be handled for a while.  He’s not destructive, so your couch and other things that cats typically scratch are safe.

Mini Me’s human will give whoever adopts him the blood sugar meter, testing strips, insulin, and a harness.  She is also willing to teach his new humans how to take his blood sugar and how to administer the insulin.

Mini Me is currently located in Canon City, Colorado.  If you are a human who can help, or if you know someone who can, please go to the Facebook page of Mini Me’s current roommate, Shawti the Cat and contact his human there.

They Say that Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity supposedly kills cats.  That’s why we have nine lives.

But in this cute video, it didn’t kill a very cute kitten.  It does make for some fun viewing.

Hope you enjoy this and that you have a great weekend!

Things Change Quickly for a Diabetic Cat

As you know from following me on Facebook and by reading this blog, one of the challenges diabetic cats have to deal with is having blood sugar readings taken.  I have to endure twice daily tests.  This means my human has to torture me for a couple of seconds twice a day when he lances my ear, swipes the blood droplet with the AlphaTRAK2 Blood Sugar Metertest strip, and then waits for the meter to give a reading for him.

He does this because my insulin dosing is based on my blood sugar readings.  While the veterinarian said that my blood sugar levels are relatively well controlled, we still need to test twice daily to make sure that spikes and crashes are accounted for.  We want to make sure I get enough insulin if the blood sugar goes way too high.

But more importantly, if my blood sugar levels crash, we do not want to give me too much insulin.  Having a blood sugar level that’s too high is not good, but it’s not a life threatening situation.

Having a blood sugar level that’s too low means I need to be treated immediately and it’s a medical emergency.

You can see the blood sugar meter that my human uses to test me.  And that one has a nice reading, at 127.  If my blood sugar level was there, my human would be happy, and I’d get a tiny dose of Levemir.

Unfortunately, this morning, that was not the case.  My blood sugar was a little high last night, at 318.  So that’s higher than we want, but tolerable.

This morning, my blood sugar level was way too high.  It came in at 641.  My human hasn’t seen readings like that since I was first diagnosed as a diabetic cat.

He is hoping that it’s just an outlier, and that when he comes back tonight, everything will be closer to normal.

But this demonstrates how quickly things can change for a diabetic cat like me.  For weeks, we were seeing good blood sugar readings, and my human was even talking to the vet about possibly testing me once a day.  This setback shows why it’s important to stay on top of things because they shift so quickly.

Please let my human know what you think by commenting, and please share this with other people so they can learn about diabetic cats.