Paws - just diagnosed

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by MrPawsKitten, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. MrPawsKitten

    MrPawsKitten Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    New to the forum, new to having a cat with feline diabetes. It's all so confusing and scary. But I think we're getting a handle on it all, with many thanks to all the resources we've found here!

    We are a two-cat household, Paws and Smokey, both 13.5 year old neutered males. They are cousins (their mothers were sisters), born two weeks apart, and were rescued from Key Biscayne in Miami.

    Paws has a grade 3 heart murmur, and has had constipation issues for years. And as of Monday, we now know Paws has diabetes. He also may have early kidney disease, pending further tests. Smokey was diagnosed with IBS two years ago due to food allergies, so is on a special diet.

    Glad I found this forum so we have support along our journey! Started a spreadsheet for Paws, and I think I got it linked properly. I'll post a few questions to the main form shortly.

    Photo of our boys attached! Should be obvious who is who.

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  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
  3. Ambermom

    Ambermom New Member

    Nov 16, 2017
    My cat was diagnosed with diabetes and HCM 4 months ago. She is on 7 units of pro zinc, (7:30am and pm) being fed fancy feast and is still losing weight. 17lbs down to 13lbs. The vet doesn't seem to know what else to do for her. I have heard that beta blockers can interfere with insulin absorption. Is this true? I am doing a glucose curve on her now and the lowest reading was 278 at 3:00pm yesterday. I gave her a two unit booster at 5:00pm when her blood sugar was 363. Does she need to be on a different insulin? Please help...
  4. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    Hi Ambermom, welcome. If you come to the Prozinc Forum and start a thread, we can help you figure out what’s going on with sweet Amber. Some cats do need larger doses of insulin (mine was on 17 units twice a day at one point) a switch may be an option. We can help you determine what to do.
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  5. Ambermom

    Ambermom New Member

    Nov 16, 2017
    That nknow you!
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  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016

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