Newly Diagnosed Prednisolone Sugarcat

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by scienceofcats, Feb 28, 2018.

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  1. scienceofcats

    scienceofcats Member

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    Hi guys; so my little black 4-year-old cat, Lola, was diagnosed with (potentially steroid-induced) diabetes mellitus last Friday. She is asthmatic and takes 3.75 mg prednisolone in the mornings to control it. She had a blood sugar of about 24 mmol/L at the clinic (both on blood work and via a blood glucose meter). Now, she's been prescribed 1 unit ProZinc insulin every 12 hours, and I'm taking her blood sugar before each injection, which she is very good about.

    Anyways, hello to you all. I will be posting in other forums for advice on management. So glad this site exists...
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

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  3. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!!
     
  4. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    welcome! awesome that you are testing right from the get go! whenever possible try to get a mid cycle reading or two to see how low she's going. Prozinc tends to hit it's low around 6-7 hours after injection.
     
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