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. I was not happy when I heard the news about my fellow bengal cat Duke. Duke and I later became more similar when he developed diabetes, so I became even more attached to him. I am sad he has left us. But I am happy that the beginning and end of his life was with kind humans who cared for him deeply. And I am sure he is glad that he left us with those kind humans around him to say goodbye.
But as the human reminds us, eventually, all of us, whether we have four legs like me or two legs like him, will leave us. All we can do is enjoy the time we have with each other.
And one thing that is making the time the human and I spend together more pleasant these days is my blood sugar. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 124. That is much lower than the 179 we saw last week. The human and I are even happier because the blood sugar levels we are seeing are in the normal range. If the white coated humans did not know I was diabetic, they would not diagnose me as such.
One of the things the human did is switch my noms. He did not do this because he wanted to. Instead, he did it because they did not have our normal noms in the store. When he did it, he noticed two things. First, my stools became firmer and less smelly. And, he noticed that my blood sugar levels seemed to drop.
He does not know if this is just a random development that has nothing to do with the noms switch. But as long as this continues, he is not going to go back to the older noms.
I will tell you about my blood sugar readings next week. Hopefully, the trend with them continues, furiends.
But thanks to that microchip, Duke is alive today and with a human who loves him. He is doing much better. His human says that he is starting to get much more vocal, now that he knows he is safe among humans who will take care of him. And he is wolfing down his food — no surprise for a cat who lost half his body weight!
And Duke is gaining some strength, too. His human said that he discovered the hammock at the top of his kitty condo, which required Duke to do some climbing. As soon as Duke discovered this hammock, he had a look on his face that showed he was so happy to have it. If that look wasn’t enough, his purring and rolling around on the hammock sure did.
One way you humans can tell if we are doing okay or not is by looking at the things you toss as soon as you discover them in the litter box. When Duke was sick, those were runny and soft. Now, he’s got fully formed ones. This is a good sign that he’s recovering.
Duke is also starting to grow fur back in where he had bare skin. This is another good sign.
All in all, it looks like my fellow bengal cat Duke will recover and do well. That makes me very happy, because we bengal cats need to stick together!