Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Ria, Nov 4, 2016.
Hi my name is Maria & my cat Argyle was diagnosed with diabetes not quite 2 months ago.
Good insulins are the human Lantus and Levemir and the pet insulins ProZinc and BCP PZI. For those two human insulin it is best to get the 5 pack of 3 ml disposable pens via a 10 ml vial. Although per ml the vial is less expensive most cats will not use up a 10 ml vial before the insulin goes bad/becomes ineffective. The human insulin N/NPH is sometimes prescribed but only lasts 8-10 hours. Same for the pet insulin Vetsulin/Caninisulin.
Most of us here test our cat's blood glucose at home using a human meter. We test before each shot and periodically between shots. We record our reading and other info in a spreadsheet. See:
What are you feeding? A low-carb canned is best. No reason for a prescription food. Here is a list of commercial low-carb canned
Here is a link to home testing blood sugar
If you have specific questions please post in the Health forum
Welcome, Maria and Argyle! You'll find this to be a very welcoming community full of great advice and helpful support. A new diagnosis is very stressful. We've all been there. Trust me when I say it gets easier.
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