1. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy New Member

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    Jun 12, 2018
    Hi. I do cat rescue and I was taking care of a cat for a friend and he became ill. I took him to the vet and he was in diabetic keto acidosis. While there he was also diagnosed with CKD and FIV. The chances of him getting adopted are of course slim. He's young too only two years old So I stepped in because I can give him the most appropriate home. But I'm freaking out Insulin twice a day? Three low carb meals a day? A glucometer? And that's just one of his conditions! I'm determined however to give him the best life I can.
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Jul 6, 2017
    Welcome! How loving of you to take him on. The insulin shots and glucose testing will become routine sooner than you can imagine right now.
     
  3. donnalea

    donnalea Member

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    Jun 18, 2016
    You can get a meter and strips at Walmart. Most people here get one for humans. If you want a meter for pets, Pettest is good and is inexpensive. I bought mine from Amazon.
     
  4. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Member

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    Apr 3, 2018
    Welcome. I know it seems overwhelming and scary at first, but it gets easier. Lots of information here, so you can read, refer back to and learn the "sugar dance". Also this is a community of caring people, some newer, some very knowledgeable and experienced that will help. Look around the forums, a good place to start is the information on the home page, then the Health Links/FAQs forum. Puff is so precious, look at that adorable face.
     
  5. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    Jul 7, 2016

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