NanD
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Birthday:
Apr 27, 1956 (Age: 61)

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NanD

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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Apr 27, 1956 (Age: 61)
    Member since:
    June 2017
    Tiger: 13 yrs old. Indoor cat. On (small amount/daily) prednisone and prescription food for skin allergies for past 10 years.
    Diabetes Diagnosed: May 25, 2017. Lantus insulin, AlphaTrak2 Home test kit, Prednisone (2 weeks to whene off every other day - after 10 years on pred) and antibiotic for UTI for 2 weeks. Vet unsure if Tiger is pred or insulin dependent.
    Food: changed from Science Diet CD dry to Science Diet MD can. Treats are dehydrated chicken.
    Meds: Lantus began 1U 2x/day; week later, upped to 2U 2x/day. three weeks after diagnosis, vet upped to 3U 2x/day...within four days, Tiger showed signs of Hypoglicemia (random peeing in house, disoriented, back legs wobbled - we thought he was dying); we called and took to ER vet. Honey on finger was licked; brought BG down. Returned to 2U 2xday and monitored closely. Vet thinking Tiger is producing insulin again.
    Outcome: In less than five weeks, Tiger went from BG 521 (on 5/30) to BG 92 (which began his remission). Tiger (and I) can now do ear pricks/BG tests without an anxiety attack. Our family is grateful! For those of you with long-term diabetic cats, I feel for you. I could not imagine doing this beyond a few months. The stress. The loss of freedom. The cost. If you are newcomer to this site, DO NOT GIVE UP. Many cats go into remission within 4-8 weeks if using Lantus insulin and can food. Keep them on high protein/low carb can food. Wheen off prednisone, if your cat on it. This contributed to Tiger's illness.
    Key factor that helped me: this site and excellent website for $20 vet chats. justanswer.com