Hi!, my 13 year old diagnosed a month ago & 1 problem

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by SylviaNyc, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. SylviaNyc

    SylviaNyc New Member

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    Hi All,

    I have 8 cats, and 7 of them are between 10 & 14 years old, and 3 of them have various medical problems, they are all happy, just small stuff and only one cat I give her ringer's lactate subcutaneous.

    They all used to live with Shanghai, my Pekingese, he was 14 and recently went to Heaven.

    My one cat, now in Heaven, lived for 22 1/2 years.
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    My 13 year old cat, Miracle, was diagnosed with diabetes a month ago.
    8.7 lbs/Novolin/2 shots @ day/female/spayed

    She used to live in front of the water bowl, and now after 1 month of shots she is 85% back to her
    self.
    I'm now reading all about diabetes.

    Yesterday I made a post in the question section, so I did this backwards, seeing you are supposed
    to post here first and introduce yourself.

    Thank you for your help and information.

    Best Regards,
    Sylvia


    "We need another wiser and more mystical concept of animals. They are not underlings, they are another nation caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow travelers of the splendor and travail of the earth."
    --Henry Beston
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Welcome
     
  4. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the board Sylvia and Miracle. You don't mention if you are home testing so that you can see how the insulin is working for Miracle, and also to keep her safe as you are treating her. There is information here on the board about preventing hypoglycemia and how to home test if you need to learn. It's an important tool that goes hand in hand with the insulin.
     
  5. SylviaNyc

    SylviaNyc New Member

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    Hi Lou,

    Thanks for the Welcome!

    I didn't know about home testing until I came to your board. My vet never mentioned it, (which I will mention to him-LOL).

    It sounds wonderful to have first-hand knowledge & do home testing which I will. Over the weekend, I will get supplies and read more about
    how to prevent hypoglycemia for Miracle.

    Best,

    Sylvia
     
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  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Here's our info about hypoglycemia.

    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/how-to-treat-hypos-they-can-kill-print-this-out.15887/


    I have a video in my signature showing how I test my cat CC at home.
     
  7. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! If you have questions about what testing meter to get, strips, lancets etc, just post in the Main Health Forum.
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/forums/feline-health-the-main-forum.28/
    We use the Relion Confirm from Walmart now, because we can afford the strips better. It's a learning curve, but there are tips and tricks that members use to ease the process and get both Miracle and you into a good routine. Don't hesitate to post for help.
     

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