Diagnosed on Saturday

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  1. Verminator

    Verminator New Member

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    Hi, everyone.

    My 12-year-old cat Vermin (hence the screenname) just got diagnosed as diabetic on Saturday. It's all been pretty rough for him, starting with a two day hospitalization. He's home now, but won't let me give his shots, so I'm kind of losing my mind. I'm going to go work my way through some previous posts to try to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
     
  2. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Vermin and his human :bighug: What was he in the hospital for? DKA? Are you home testing BG and ketones? If you could setup your signature with some information, it will help when you post questions on the Main Health Forum: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/editing-your-signature-profile-and-preferences.130340/

    We are very data driven here and most of us home test BG levels: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/

    We will try to help YOU and Vermin :cat:
     
  3. Verminator

    Verminator New Member

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    I'm four days into this. Two, if you don't count when he was at the vet. I know nothing.
     
  4. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Just a little confused here. You don't know why he was hospitalized?
     
  5. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Some people can shoot while their cat is eating, mine wouldn't let me when we first started, I had to wait until he was done. What is he doing when you try to shoot?
     
  6. Verminator

    Verminator New Member

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    He was hospitalized for dehydration because he'd been throwing up the day before. This is what led to the blood test that showed he's diabetic. I don't know what DKA or BG stand for and the vet hasn't shown me how to home test yet.

    I'm sorry. I'm obviously doing this wrong.
     
  7. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    No no, you're fine. We've just seen a few new members show up after a hospitalization, DKA = Diabetic Ketoacidosis. BG stands for Blood Glucose level.
     
  8. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Don't feel bad... We were all new at it once. Dka is when the cat has ketones in the blood. Bg stands for blood glucose.

    Is your cat very skiddish or not like to be touched? Are you doing this alone or can someone help with holding him during the injection? Some find it easier to do while they are distracted eating.
     

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