Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Jill & Jade, Jun 14, 2018.
I just tested my non diabetic cat just to see.. and his BG was 82! Should
I be concerned????
Why would you be? That is a good number.
It is? I only know that my diabetic girl is not supposed to go under 100. Vet says between 100-300 is a great number. That’s why I was a bit concerned. But thank you for the peace of mind!
Going under 100 is not a bad thing. If they can stay in the 'dark green' and 'blue', it is a beautiful thing! Time in those numbers allows their pancreas to heal which is always a good thing when you are hoping for remission. If they are as high as 300, they are still over the renal threshold which means glucose is still dumping into the urine, and over time, can damage the organs. I use the AlphaTrak2, like you, and I hate it when Mia is over 250. She is a wonky one to manage, so we still see those higher numbers, but keeping out of them for as much of the time as possible (without risking going hypo) is my constant goal.
A lot of vets are 'happy' with higher numbers because 1) they are not really seeking remission so much as just wanting to get to a point that it can be called 'good' regulation; and 2) they either tell their clients not to home test or they have clients who just don't/won't, so they want to have the glucose level stay high enough that the risk of hypo is somewhat reduced.
It's all about what you want to accomplish and how much monitoring you can/will do.
Thank you.I’m still new to this. Do you mind taking a peek at her chart? She’s definitely been testing high at times . Is it because she’s on FF instead of the rx food? Her behavior has always been consistently good which I always take as the best sign.
I see you use the AlphaTrak 2. With that meter, anything above 68 is good! Some non-diabetic cats may even run low. My own diabetic cat who is remission once tested 35 (human meter) and that was with no insulin. My other cats run between 45 and 55.
I just looked at your SS and you definitely should try to get some more mid-cycle tests. We dose based on the nadir, which could happen anytime between +2 and +12 (depending on the cat). If you could do more testing on your days off, that would only help you.
Ok good!! Should I be concerned about the high readings? Her behaviors have really never changed...
Ok. Will do! Thanks!! My only concern is that more testing will equal more anxiety. We have fallen into a great routine for the 11am/pm routine. Scared to push it with her.
If you give treats every time you test, she will want to be tested if she gets a yummy treat!
I definitely agree with the suggestion to get more mid-cycle tests. Without them, you really do not know the impact the insulin dose is having.
She’s still at 306 at 2 and a half hours after her shot... her amps was 304. How and why would that happen??
Her amps was 304 and I just tested her again (2 1/2 hours later) and she’s up to 306
Is this normal? I would think her shot would
Lower the number.
Lantus usually takes around 4 hours to kick in and start lowering numbers.
Ok thank you!!! Unfortunately, I’m at work at the perfect time to retest. Booooo!!
That's what Caturday is for. Or an occasional test in the evening if your up that late. Even a +9 can be helpful as Lantus is usually still in effect at that point and some cats do 'double dip' around that time in the cycle.
I have Sundays and Mondays off , so I’ll definitely shoot for that. Pun intended
I work til 10:00-10:45 Tues-Saturday at a restaurant..
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