I Got Diabetic Meow :(

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  1. raun cesar

    raun cesar Member

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    Hi folks..

    My name is Raun. Few days back my kitty kept being dizzy and tired, so i took my 13 year old kitty Molly to the vet. I am feel very overwhelmed by the news were given of diabetes. Any advise or tips to make my kitty's life less traumatic then visiting the vet all the time. We purchased our first bottle of insulin today and was told not to change his food until our next appointment in 2 weeks. What foods are recommended once we do change his diet? It's sure been an emotional day at our home. I am feeling guilty that the financial part of his treatment is a concern for me. Have others felt the same way?
     
  2. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Everyone here can help you and Molly but first we need more info. Any other or previous health problems, the type of insulin you're using, what meter. We can recommend syringes, lancets, where to buy supplies depending on where you live, the best foods (which aren't always the most expensive). You'll get help with curves and how to publish them here so others can offer advice. The hard part is over now that you're here and hopefully we can help keep your costs down if Molly does not have any other complications. When you've got that info together start a new thread in Feline Health/The Main Forum and we'll get started. Good luck!
     
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  3. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    Yes, test Molly's blood sugar level yourself using a human meter.
    Here is a link to home testing blood sugar
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/hometesting-links-and-tips.287/
    A popular meter is Walmart's Relion Confirm or the smaller micro Confirm

    Most of us here test our cat's blood glucose at home using a human meter. We test before each shot and periodically between shots. We record our reading and other info in a spreadsheet. See:
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/
    What are you feeding? A low-carb canned is best. No reason for a prescription food. Here is a list of commercial low-carb canned
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/shortcut-shopping-list-all-8-or-less-updated.117688/
     
  4. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. We can help you with Molly and help you to save money too.
    I love your avatar. I clicked on your userid to see if it shows where you live, and saw your avatar is animated :) Very cute!
     
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  5. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to know how he did that. We have a cat that sneers at us so sometimes we call him Lil' Billy Idol,
     
  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    How are things going?
     
  7. Stressedcatmom

    Stressedcatmom Member

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    I'm new to this too, it's sucks. But your title gave me a needed laugh.

     
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