2020-05-21 - New Member - GoudiJulie

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by GoudiJulie, May 21, 2020.

  1. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Hello everybody,

    First, I’d like you forgive my bad English...

    I’m Julie, French, and Goudi’s owner, a 9 years old male cat who’s diagnosed diabetic the 2nd of January. I started to give him insulin twice a day and follow him at home with glucometer.

    I also joined a marvellous french speaking Facebook support group named Diabète Félin : apprendre à gérer son chat diabétique, which is managed by a woman known by many of you : @Steph & Quintus & L & O.

    Unfortunately, we discovered that Goudi seems to have the Cushing disease, with a pituitary microadenoma, which leads to have a very, very difficult diabetes regulation. I give him currently 16 units of Lantus twice a day, and his glucose rates stay around 350 mg/dl (i.e 19,5 mmol) although he recieves strong treatment against Cushing (20 mg of Trilostane : Vetoryl). Stephanie advised me to join your group because there are most cats here with this kind of disease.

    I’d like to have owners testimonies and advices about how to manage diabetes with Cushing (insulin rates with Vetoryl treatment, veterinary support, and any other usefull advice) in order to succeed in breaking the glucose curve !

    Thank you very much for your help !

    Julie & Goudi
     
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  2. Steph & Quintus & L & O

    Steph & Quintus & L & O Well-Known Member

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  3. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Thanks a lot Steph ! :cat:
     
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  5. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Hi !
     
  6. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    WELCOME TO FDMB! The best place to help you help Goudi. I have no experience with Cushings but you may find info here:
    Acromegaly / IAA / Cushings Cats

    Again welcome and I hope we can help you!
    jeanne
     
  7. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Thank you Jeanne (my daughter has the same first name !) :)
     
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  8. jt and trouble (GA)

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    :)
    Hi Jeanne *waving*:bighug:
     
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  9. Aleluia Grugru & Minnie

    Aleluia Grugru & Minnie Member

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    Welcome Julie!!! Bonsoir and Bienvenue! :bighug:
     
  10. Lalkabee

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    Allo Julie et bienvenue :) Je suis sur que tu va trouver le soutient qu'il te faut ici.
     
  11. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Thank you for the welcoming in French ! I appreciate :)
     
  12. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Bonsoir ! Merci, je suis contente de trouver quelques francophones, et j’ai hâte d’en apprendre sur le suivi de Goudi :cat:
     
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  13. Lalkabee

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    Oui, on est rare sur ce forum. Je suis Franco-Canadienne. Je suis nouvelle ici mais je peux donner du soutient moral :p
     
  14. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Tu connais le groupe francophone dont je parle dans ma publi ?
     
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  15. Lalkabee

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    Non, je ne suis plus sur Facebook. Je n'aimais plus ca pour plusieurs raisons et Bee est diabetique depuis seulement 1 mois. En passant, Goudi est vraiment beau! Yay for ginger cats :p Are you from Europe or Canada? J'essais de parler le plus anglais possible pour que les gens puissent suivre heh. Je suis super contente de te connaitre et dis moi si tu as besoin d'aide pour ta SS :) Je suis pas une pro mais je l'ai eu du premier coup!
     
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  16. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Yes ! Ginger cats power !! Hihi ! I’m from France !
     
  17. Lalkabee

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  18. Lalkabee

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    Is the DX official on cushing?
     
  19. GoudiJulie

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    Yes... but this illness is such uncommon !
     
  21. Steph & Quintus & L & O

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    Allo Julie :) Est ce que Gouli mange encore des croquettes et le pate Hills? Je pense que ce serait bien de changer...mais je ne suis pas une pro...la bouffe seche c sur que ca aide pas. (Hi Julie, is Gouli still on dry food and Hills canned diet? I think it would be better to change his diet, i am not a pro but removing the dry food could help.)
    How is he doing?
     
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  23. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    A little reminder if you remove dry food completely Goudi's blood glucose could drop into dangerously low levels. Make sure you are home testing before removing dry food and do so often. ;):coffee:
     
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  24. Lalkabee

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    Je pense que 16 unit d'insuline c beaucoup...Comme JT a dit, tu devrais enlever la bouffe seche tranquillement. (I think that 16 units of insuline is a lot, removing the dry food slowly like JT said, would be best)
     
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  25. GoudiJulie

    GoudiJulie New Member

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    Hi ! I tried and amazingly with canned his levels of BG went higher !
     
  26. GoudiJulie

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    Hello ! I tried but I had the opposite : levels of BG went higher... I think Cushings covers the tracks !
     
  27. Lalkabee

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  28. Steph & Quintus & L & O

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    A note on food: I know that on FDMB the recommendation is "do away with the dry". On the French group we have lots of good experiences with dry diabetic veterinary diets, including hard-to-regulate cats on low-carb wet food becoming much less bouncy and better regulated when free-feeding kibble. Just giving this info so you have some background regarding the approach to food with Goudi.
     
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