Gizmo recently diagnosed

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  1. Ashley H & Gizmo

    Ashley H & Gizmo Member

    Jun 25, 2017
    Gizmo - 8 yr old male Tabby - was recently diagnosed (June 21st 2017). He's receiving 2 units of Lantus, 2x a day.

    • We went to the vet becasue he peed in the bed and our dirty laundry hamper. But we'd also noticed that he had been drinking a lot and using his litter box more than usual.
    • We obtained a urine sample, at home, which also showed that he had a pretty bad urinary tract infection (inflammation?) which he was given Convenia for. (I have since read some horror stories about this antibiotic and am very thankful he's been doing just fine on it...although I am not pleased that the vet gave, essentially, no info on it other than it lasted 7 days. Shame on me for not asking, but I was a tad overwhelmed/stressed.)

    We've only been doing the injections for 3 full days (today is day #4) and he seems to be feeling better. However, I'm not sure if that's from the insulin or the antibiotic. I am concerned that, perhaps, he may not be diabetic after all, considering that stress and/or pain increase blood glucose levels.
    • We moved from KS to CO last year, which he did okay with. Then we moved into a new apartment on June 9th. Move/carrier + new environment = stress
    • Shortly before moving, I was gone for about a week due to family events back home in MO. He has had stress-related cystitis before due to my schedule/life events.
    • Diagnosed with a "raging" UTI (pain/stress).
    I purchased the ReliOn Micro glucometer from Wal-Mart. I've been checking his BG prior to his AM shot, and recently started checking it before PM shot. It's always higher in the AM, but he's also a bit more skiddish/nervous then as well. He takes the injections super-well, but is far less accepting of BG readings!

    Sorry this is long, but I'm just a concerned CatMom trying to not freak out! :nailbiting: :) And since I'd been reading so much info here, I decided it was probably best to just join the forums in case anything weird arises...especially outside of vet hours.
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  2. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Isn't that how it usually ends up working? :smuggrin:
    Welcome Ashley and Gizmo!
    Come on over to Main Health with your background info you posted so more eyes can see it :)
  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Welcome to you and handsome Gizmo! :)
  4. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Welcome! If we can help in any way just ask
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