1. Chels1440

    Chels1440 New Member

    Feb 22, 2018
    Hello everyone! I am so happy this group exists! I'm a long-time (almost life-long) animal rescuer, and my pets are my kids. I've dealt with a lot of medical issues over the years, and done a lot of hospice care, etc., so I feel pretty confident in my ability to provide a loving, safe home, and my husband and I decided to adopt a 12 year old diabetic cat about two weeks ago. She's just dreamy, but we're definitely deep in the learning curve with this whole thing, and I've relied so much on things I've read in here already, I figured I may as well just join! I'm in the Bellingham, WA, USA area, and am new to town, too, so also learning our new vet...lots and lots of learning ahead! Anyway, that's me! :D
  2. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2016
    Welcome! If you have any specific questions please come over and post them in the main health forum.
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  3. Chels1440

    Chels1440 New Member

    Feb 22, 2018
    Hahaha, I'm so there!!!!
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  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    Welcome! It is so good of you to have adopted a senior kitty with diabetes.
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  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Welcome and kudos for taking in an older FD kitty. :)
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  6. Teenuh

    Teenuh Member

    Dec 27, 2017
    Welcome to the group!!
    So nice to see people adopting diabetic cats. I was at the shelter this morning--as, I'm looking to add another kitty. They had about 5 cats there with diabetes--the adoption fee for those ones were waived! My heart just melted.

    Is the she currently on insulin? I would suggest going to the direct message board for the insulin you will be using. There are lots of great people in each, and they can specifically cater their advice to the insulin you are/will be using.
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  7. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    Welcome to the group. KUDOs to you for adopting a diabetic kitteh into your family.

    These are scientific facts. Diabetic kittehs:
    - give 50% more leg lovin's
    - purr 20% louder than non-diabetics
    - spend 30% more time cuddling on laps

    The learning curve is a bit steep. We are lucky. Diabetes is a very well understood condition, and easy to treat once you get the knowledge. We'll be glad to help!
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