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  1. Beowulf 88

    Beowulf 88 New Member

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    A cat I rescued 2 years ago got diagnosed with diabetes 2 months ago. I've had him on Lantus for two months and still can't get him in good range. I'm up to 2 and half units twice a day. If his numbers are high before meal time can i give him fast acting novolog with meal if Lantus is in his system
     
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    You have an answer on your thread in the intro forum. I've also given you a link to an info sticky on how to use the forum.
     
  3. Beowulf 88

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    Thank you for helping
     
  4. JanetNJ

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    What are you feeding? Are you testing at home?
     
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    Yeah I've been home testing him like crazy. Trying to stop his constant hunger seems impossible.
     
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    Fancy feast classics 3times a day
     
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    Waiting for Lantus to work is frustrating
     
  8. Kris & Teasel

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    You'll need a lot of patience to get your kitty doing better. It isn't something that can be rushed. I think someone commented elsewhere that adding a fast acting insulin to the mix isn't what you should be doing so early in the game.
     
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    When i see him in the 300s in the 8th or 9th hour of the Lantus cycle I panic and wanna bring it down quick . I guess he can handle high numbers for awhile.
     
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    How much does he weigh? Is he a good weight for his size or does he need to gain? My cat who was 17 lbs (not diabetic) ate 4-5 cans a day... Until his numbers come down its ok to feed more.
     
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    He is 11 pounds but he has a big frame. Before he got sick he was 13pounds . I figure the more I feed him the higher his number will go. Makes me scared to feed him more. For the last 2 weeks the lowest 2 and a half units of Lantus takes him is about 180. Been to 2 vets used all my money and I still don't know what the goal number is.
     
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    I'm going to make a spread sheet
     
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