Fructosamine test

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Jill A, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Jill A

    Jill A Member

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    I'm sorry, I am new to the group and I understand that I am supposed to link my original thread to new posts but I haven't been able to successfully do that...

    I'm on my second week of home testing after my cat spent 4 days at the emergency vet. When they sent him home, they told me I should follow up with my regular vet in 3 weeks and get a fructosamine test. Is that still necessary now that I am home testing? I'm afraid if I do that he is just going to try to get me to increase the dose.

    I haven't seen much mention of fructosamine tests on here and wondering if they are relevant.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    There are times a fructosamine test is useful, but if you are hometesting, it is not necessary.
     
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  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I agree. The fructosamine test isn't needed now that you're home testing. It gives an average for the previous few weeks whereas the BG testing gives you a clearer picture of the day to day. BTW - if you could add the type of insulin and type of glucose meter to your signature (that light grey text below your post) it would help us when we give advice. :)

    That 184 today was a nice drop after the AM dose.
     
  4. Jill A

    Jill A Member

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    Will do. Thanks!
     
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