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Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by nicki k, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. nicki k

    nicki k New Member

    Nov 10, 2017
    hi everyone. My name is nicki. My 13 year old cat tiger lily was diagnosed as diabetic about a year ago. She seems to be insulin resistant. She is on vetsulin, 8 units 2x daily.
  2. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Welcome. Has she been tested for acromegaly
  3. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
  4. nicki k

    nicki k New Member

    Nov 10, 2017
    She has not. The vet suspects Cushing. But unfortunately I’m unable to afford further testing right now.
  5. Sandi & Whisper

    Sandi & Whisper Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Welcome to you both! If you are having blood curves done at the vet instead of testing at home, that can certainly help save you a LOT of money. And those here with acromegaly cat's or Cushing's cats (not sure if we have any Cushing's parents right now?) might be able to talk more about symptoms.

    We can help.
    Sandi & Whisper.
  6. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    Welcome to the group. My cat Leo had Acromegaly. He is recovered now, since he was treated with radiation in Sept 2016. His symptoms before Acromegaly treatment:
    - "drank" insulin like water, ever increasing doses up to 18 units/dose
    - lots of urination
    - he was hard to regulate and was hard to achieve good nadirs (low points) during the mid-point (6 hours) of his insulin cycle
    - he got neuropathy (hind leg weakness) during the unregulated part of his journey
    - at the high point of the Acro, he had internal growths (abdomen, paws), and his jaw changed

    In summary, the Acro can be treated...if your cat does have acro. You can keep increasing the insulin dose. Over time it may be quite a bit of insulin.
  7. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2016
    This thread is still near the top and I just noticed we haven't heard from Nicki since November 20th. @nicki k , still there?

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