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  1. Sylvia Sheaffer

    Sylvia Sheaffer Member

    Nov 10, 2019
    How do I go about getting Lantus insulin in Canada? And, just wondering if George getting 3 units every 12 hours is a lot? And, does anyone know if that monitor you put on a human to monitor BS, would work for a cat? That means, no sticking for blood. Thanks
  2. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2016
    Quite a few members order from Marks in Canada. They are very knowledgeable and the customer service is good.

    As for the FreeStyle Libre, a few people have tried it with varying success. It is harder to keep the chip on the cat than on a human.
    A discussion is here:

    and here:

    Tagging @Crista & Ming who also tried it.
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  3. Crista & Ming

    Crista & Ming Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    Hi Sylvia, do you have a spreadsheet set up with George's numbers? Here's instructions on how to set it up:

    It'll help us help you if you let us know George's blood sugar levels so we can help determine if 3 units is a lot.

    If you have questions about the Libre, let me know! I was able to keep it on Ming for the full 14 days and it worked very well.
  4. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Hi and welcome.
    If you are just starting on insulin now, then 3 units is too much.
    The normal starting dose for Lantus is around 1 unit depending on the weight of your cat and if you are feeding dry food.

    I would recommend you buy a human meter and learn to test the blood glucose levels. It is not hard to do. Just a matter of learning. It won’t hurt your cat.
    The meter you are mentioning which is attached to the cat is possibly ok very short term but would not be an ongoing thing. Apart from anything else, the cost would be great.
    Keep asking questions. We are happy to help.
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