Dx today for Frankie

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by sdg701, Feb 25, 2017.

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  1. sdg701

    sdg701 New Member

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    My name is Sandra, today my 9 1/2 year old male cat Frankie was diagnosed with Diabetes. I'm still in shock after learning this, but want to educate myself as much as possible in order to give him a good quality of life as well as learn what to expect as we go through this. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Lisa and Smoky

    Lisa and Smoky Well-Known Member

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    Have you read the Health links/FAQ yet for beginners? I learned a lot from the stickies. Is Frankie on insulin or are you transitioning into that yet? What type of food is he eating. A wet low carb food or raw diet works best for cats with diabetes. There are stickies for each insulin and there are many folks to help you along the way.
     
  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! :) We all know that feeling of shock when we hear the diagnosis. It's overwhelming at first and there's a lot to learn but there's lots of advice and support available here. Post all of your questions on the main health forum where they'll be seen by more people.
     
  4. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! This place is a great resource and support group for You and Frankie!
     
  5. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! We are here to help!
     
  6. Zipdrive

    Zipdrive Member

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    Welcome. You've come to the right place. Myself and Simone also being new here have found a wealth of information, support and helpful advise from the the great folks on this forum.

    I'll let those with more knowledge advise you, but you can't go wrong reading the sticky messages as Lisa mentioned. And most importantly, just breath and keep as calm as you can. I was at a pretty high frustration and stress level before posting my introduction and asking questions on the forum. And that was only about a week ago.
     
  7. Caitlin M

    Caitlin M Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome! I'm only about a week into this new life with Pita and I can not give enough praise to this site and the amazing members. Ask any and all questions you have or any clarification you need. Keep us all updated :)
     
  8. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Like a dating site in reverse. I'm "old", my wardrobe consists of sweat pants and I drive an old car. The only thing that matters here are our cats and a thick skin. Cannot think of another site where honesty and "stupid" questions really don't matter. Re-post all your questions; type of insulin, other health problems, what your vet told you, what meter you were recommended, choice of syringes in Feline Health / The Main Forum.
     
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