Diabetes remission

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  1. Seidhe

    Seidhe New Member

    Feb 20, 2017
    Good morning :)
    I found this site when looking for a current cat food list with dry matter content (protein, carbs, fat, phosphorus, etc).
    I would like to share my experiences and learn from yours.
    My cat Levi was diagnosed with diabetes in February 2015. He had been on Science Diet sensitive since 2009. We changed his food to canned (mostly FF in the beginning and then to Authority chicken or turkey) and put him on Lantus. Original weight was close to 19lbs, diagnose weight was 14. On new diet and Lantus shots 2x daily, he gained up to 15.5 by November and his BS levels after a BG home test showed lower than needed. Instructed by vet to stop the shots for a week and do a BG curve. Did and levels were normal. Did another curve a week later and still normal. No shots and just wet food and did BG curves every month for the next year. All normal.
    Conclusion: remission! Diet matters.
    Then I found Young Again Zero Mature and I free feed this and give wet food morning and night. (I have three cats and all get the same. I feed them all 2oz. wet food morning and night to all and access to the dry all day).
    Anyway, all kitties are healthy and not diabetic anymore.
    Please check out Young Again. It's worth it.
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  2. Elizabeth and Bertie

    Elizabeth and Bertie Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Wonderful news about your kitty's remission. Congrats!!! :bighug:
    Diet can make a huge difference to many kitties.

    Do just be aware though that your kitty is still essentially 'diabetic'. Remission means that he's now able to be a diet-controlled diabetic.

    Remission can be permanent or temporary. And some kitties will have periods in remission and periods on insulin. So, it's really important to watch the kitty for any signs of an increase in blood glucose, so that this can be caught early. It sounds like you are hometesting, so I would suggest that you continue to do that from time to time.
    Infections are also notorious for knocking kitties out of remission, and common ones are dental and urinary tract infections.

    Keeping fingers and paws crossed here that Levi's remission is permanent.
    Good luck! :cat:
  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Glad to hear your kitty is doing well. Welcome.
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