I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
Hello, furiends. We here are having what is called June Gloom. It is not fun, because in the mornings, it always starts out cloudy. And we do not get to work on our fur tans. But do not worry, furiends. Eventually, the clouds clear, and by mid morning, we get to see the sun. The only problem is that the human is often gone by the time the clouds clear. That means no balcony time with the sun out.
That is not too bad, but it is fun to go to the balcony and enjoy the sun. So we felines will have to enjoy the sun when we can.
Even though my blood sugar readings averaged around the same, there is some good news. We did not have any dangerously low readings. There was one time where my blood sugar was too low to risk an insulin shot. But even that reading was still safe, and it was not hypoglycemic.
So that means, furiends, that my blood sugar seems to be stabilizing around okay levels. The human worried that he would have to change my insulin dose again and wait for my readings to stabilize. Fortunately, he does not have to do that.
The human still cannot relax completely. We still need to be sure my blood sugar readings stay where they belong. And that is something he needs to do for the rest of my life. Still, the human and I are both happier when my blood sugar readings behave.
Let’s hope they do that for the week ahead. I will tell you about my blood sugar levels next Monday.
Good morning, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. It was an interesting morning around here. First, Koji and I woke the human up by running around in the middle of the night and knocking a few things down. Then, when he was asleep again, we decided that we were going to sleep next to him.
Of course, we could not do that at the same time, so we woke up the human twice when we each hopped onto the bed and got comfortable. I do not know if the human was happy about this, because he went back to sleep right away. But I know he does not like being waken up!
Then this morning, the human did not let Koji and me go onto the balcony. He said something about ants and having to spray them. We did not go out, and he waved a can of something that made a hissing sound around. Then he came back inside.
Furiends, I do not know what that does to the ants, but hopefully it will get rid of them so that Koji and I can go back on the balcony. We enjoy it out there!
Now, on to my blood sugar readings for the week. Remember how last week we did not like the blood sugar readings? Well, we liked this week’s a lot better. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 188. That is a lot lower than the 230 that we saw the week before.
Both the human and I are much happier about these set of blood sugar readings because they are at levels where we really do not have to worry about any adverse effects. Last week, we were getting too close for comfort to those levels. And now, we do not have to worry as much.
That means I will be able to annoy the human by waking him up in the middle of the night many times to come, and who knows? Maybe Jacey will be back to help!
Today is the day that my fellow special needs cat Freida will go to see the humans in white coats. I, along with Jacey and the human, send her healing thoughts. We special needs cats must stand together, because we need to educate humans on how we special needs cats can present additional challenges but for the right human, we are wonderful and loving companions.
Well, usually wonderful and loving. Last night, the human was clumsy and stepped on my tail. Even though I know he did not mean to do it, it still required a swat from me. I was kind, though. I did it with my claws in so I did not draw blood. The human should be grateful.
What is important about my blood sugar readings is that while they may go up and down from week to week, they are consistently at a point where I will not get sick due to my diabetes. That is what we are aiming for. I may pee a little more than normal cats with blood sugar readings at these levels, but it is not too bad.
In fact, with readings where they are now, if the humans in white coats tested me, they would tell the human to watch my diet and watch for signs for diabetes, but not to worry too much.
That is a long way from where we were, furiends. When I was first diagnosed as a diabetic cat, my blood sugar readings were so elevated that sometimes, the machine could not read them!