New here with newly diagnosed 10 yr old cat

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Winterflame, May 20, 2017.

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  1. Winterflame

    Winterflame New Member

    May 20, 2017
    Our cat, Spookything, was just diagnosed with Diabetes yesterday. We are supposed to be giving him 2 units of insulin twice a day. Me and hubby are feeling very overwhelmed as this is new to us. We are wondering..... If kitty only eats half his prescribed meal, do we only give him half the dose of insulin? We sooo don't want to do anything wrong!
  2. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Welcome Spookything and his parents! :bighug:
    We definitely understand that overwhelmed feeling you both have right now but we can help :). Before answering you question I'm going to ask you to setup your Signature with some information about Spookything. Will also save you from answering them later and remind those of us with bad memories :p

    I will ask if you and or DH (dear hubby) will be home testing? It's the best tool in our FD (feline diabetes) toolbelt. We use Google sheets to track BG (blood glucose) levels and if you need help setting one up, just ask!

    Lastly, I like to give this to new members to read ahead of time, better to be prepared, but I hope you never need it:

    This is a support group for Spookything and his PARENTS :cat:
  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    sorry for your diagnosis... I remember all too well how overwhelming it is! That first week or two is the hardest! but glad you found this place. It's a very active forum and lots of people to help.

    What kind of insulin is it? 2 units is a rather large starting dose. Most kitties start at 1 unit and work their way up. Depending on your insulin, it may be more or less important if there's food in him. It's more important that he's eating if he's on Vetsulin or Novolin. what are you feeding him?
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