Drinking a lot with normal numbers?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Angelaf44, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Angelaf44

    Angelaf44 Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Henry has gone over to his water bowl 3 times in the last 30 minutes and I'm having a bit of a panic attack because this is what he did when I first realized he was probably diabetic.

    He's been off insulin for two weeks with mostly normal numbers. I just did a BG check and it was 5.3/95. He went for a pee about an hour ago and just out of habit I checked for Ketones, strip was negative.

    Is it a coincidence/I'm panicking for no reason or is there something I could be missing? I'm still very new to all of this.

    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
  2. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Henry still has a few low blue BGs in his SS although they are bordering on normal numbers. Seeing mostly green numbers is best.
    I would monitor him for a few days to see how much he drinks and keep monitoring the BG.
     
  3. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    One symptom of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increased urination.
     
  4. Angelaf44

    Angelaf44 Member

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    Thanks for responding!

    The blues mostly happen when I test 1-2 hours after he eats. This is normal right? I was advised on the Lantus board to wait 3-4 hours after he eats to test and not to give insulin. Although there are a few low blues I can't explain, he stays in green more often if I feed him frequently.

    Will monitor BG & water!
     
  5. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    It’s good he is going down after eating. That indicates his pancreas is working.
    It would be worth monitoring to see he is managing to stay in good numbers.
     

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