Advice needed please on high BG

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Mr Bo's Mam, Feb 14, 2020 at 4:20 PM.

  1. Mr Bo's Mam

    Mr Bo's Mam New Member

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    Please can someone have a look at Mr Bo's spreadsheet and advise Mr Bo was diagnosed mid Dec, he is around 11 years old.
    His BG is high again at present (31 tonight). I really don't know what to do. He has had very loose stools today (two - one this afternoon about 3 another around 5pm) rang the vet for advice was told to give him Canikur Pro which we did and that she would call at the end of surgery to discuss the high BG. She didn't call back and the practice won't pick up after surgery time. He is bright, eating well and has even been playing but we are so worried.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UbD0J9XeyQtVDjJ84BI0wSgdkkzY2SU-nF-kyRDAdDo/edit#gid=5
    That is the link for his spreadsheet, I don't know how to upload it here I'm afraid.
     
  2. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

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    The SS is already linked in your signature.
    We have view only access to it.
    No need to upload it or include a link to it.
    We can already see it.
    Simply keep it updated via your google account.

    Have you run a recent ketone test on Mr. Bo's urine?
     
  3. Mr Bo's Mam

    Mr Bo's Mam New Member

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    Thank you for confirming that you can see the spreadsheet. I guessed that after I read a couple of other people's posts.
    I have been unable to get a urine sample. I have ketostix here but not wee! The vet suggested two weeks ago that if needed she would go in to the bladder with a syringe to get a sample if needed as we just can't seem to catch him.
     
  4. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

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    No wee makes it difficult to use the ketone test strips to check for ketones.

    Here are some tips on getting an Urine sample, or "wee" as you put it.
    Catching and Testing Urine.

    While you look at that document, give me a few minutes to take a look at Mr. Bo's SS. ( I like Prozinc)
     
  5. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

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    Mr Boo looked halfway decent on 2/9/2020 (9/2/2020 your date format.)

    Hard to tell, as there are very few mid-cycle tests to show us how low this dose of Prozinc took Mr. Bo at mid-cycle.
    But:
    1. I'd guess he is dropping low at night
    2. Bouncing back up by the morning.
    3. And needs a touch more insulin

    As I said, tough to make a judgement call without data to support it.

    Try to at least get a consistent "before bed time test" every evening.
    Maybe set your alarm to get a mid-cycle test around +6 give or take an hour.
    Maybe another curve.
    Mid-cycle tests on weekends or on days when you are not working.

    Notes on the SS in the Remarks column can be helpful for us to see.
    Notes on the size of the pee clumps, how much he is drinking, how his appetite is, playing, grooming. All useful data to see on the SS.
     
  6. Mr Bo's Mam

    Mr Bo's Mam New Member

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    Some really good tips here, thank you. We have 6 other cats too and they all share the litter trays although Mr Bo favours the two bathroom ones. He started wee'ing in the bath right over the plug hole too just before he was diagnosed so that doesn't help!
     
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    Mr Bo's Mam New Member

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    I am off work now for 9 days so I can take some night and some more day BG readings. We planned on doing a curve this weekend anyway. I have increased his insulin tonight by 0.25 so it is now 2.25 units. I really appreciate you help. Thank you
     
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  8. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a plan.

    You're welcome.
     
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