New diagnosis for 14 yr old

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  1. Amanda Weaver

    Amanda Weaver New Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    Hi everyone

    My name is Amanda and my 14 year old girl Mishu was diagnosed two days ago. She was as high as 13.4lb and has since dropped to 11lb, along with an out of control thirst is what caused me to bring her into the vet. I feel like I've spent every waking minute on the internet since. I haven't spoken with my vet about home testing yet, but I can't stand not knowing what her BG is before shooting her with insulin. She is on Prozinc 1u 2x day. I already skipped one dose last night because I didn't know when she had eaten last. I'm leaning towards relion meter for home. She has her first curve at vets office scheduled in a little over two weeks.

    Today we will start diet change of friskies pate (she had been on both wet food and dry food at diff times of her life so I know she likes this brand) but she's used to free feeding. I can't bring myself to not leave her with some kind of food access after I dose her and go to work without knowing anything about her sugar levels. I'm gone for 10 hours a day, and in two weeks, classes start back and I will have to be away one evening a week too. Trying to find a balance that won't make her worse is stressing me out.

    I am glad I found this resource and a community of similar experiences

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  2. Cherish Gallagher

    Cherish Gallagher Member

    Mar 27, 2017
  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Welcome. It's fine to leave out food, just pick it up at least two hours prior to the preshot tes. Let us know if you need help with learning how to test! It's the best way to keep your cat safe.
  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    Welcome! Lots of us leave food out. :)
  5. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Welcome Amanda and Mishu!
    Come on over to Main Health and post any questions you may have :bighug:
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  6. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Amanda, welcome. The relion meter is fine to use. Most here use one or the other model. You can use an auto feeder for when your away and set it so she has something every 2, 3, 4 hours. It can be used with wet food. You can use a cold pack with it or put frozen food (foodsicles) in it.
  7. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Welcome Amanda and Mishu! We can certainly help. :smuggrin:
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