First time diabetic cat parents.

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by TaylorB, Dec 17, 2017.

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  1. TaylorB

    TaylorB New Member

    Dec 17, 2017
    Hello everyone,

    My name is Taylor. Recently learned our cat is diabetic. Both hubby and I are little nervous having never done any of this before. Thought this would be a great way to get some good feedback and support. This is the first night having her home and we had to force feed before insulin. Just a little scared.
  2. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Hi and welcome. I think your will find this to be a very supportive and knowledgeable group. Sorry about the diagnosis... I understand how scary and overwhelming it is at first, but we are here for you.

    If you have any specific questions, please write on the main health forum where more eyes will see it.

    You can also set up a signature like you see under all of our posts so we don't keep asking orbs same questions.

    Click on your name at the top right corner and choose signature. Add info such as your pets name, date diagnosed, insulin type and dose, food you're feeding and any other health concerns.

    You said you had to force feed tonight? Does he not have a normal appetite? Does he have ketones?
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  3. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2015
  4. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
  5. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    Welcome! It is scary and overwhelming for most of us in the beginning. I will get better.
  6. Lisa and Witn (GA)

    Lisa and Witn (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Hi Taylor and hubby. Welcome to FDMB. We know how scary and overwhelming it can feel when you are told your cat is diabetic. However once you learn more about it and find a routine for your cat's care that works best for you, you will find it is not as scarey as you thought it would be. We can help you learn everything you need to know.

    Can you tell us more about your cat? What insulin and dose was prescribed? What food are you feeding her? You said you had to force feed her? Was that due to her not feeling well or did the vet also change her food?
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  7. donnalea

    donnalea Member

    Jun 18, 2016
    Welcome to the group. Once you and your kitty get settled in to the new routine, everything will get easier.
  8. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    Welcome Taylor. This is the place. I never touched a syringe before. Then I landed here and got a bunch of help.

    Believe it. The first 2 or 3 weeks can be a learning curve. Then after that, it pretty much just becomes routine. If I could do it, so can you!
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