Person with diabetes who has diabetic cat?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Steph, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Steph

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    I woke up this morning wanting to pitch one of my national editors this story. I have thought about it before, and it feels like such an uplifting, positive topic to write about. I write for credible national human health publications, and do some pet content, too. (See www.stephaniestephens.com.) I also think such a story would go far to educate readers about diabetic kitties--always my goal. If this is you, hope you'll respond. Don't think this has been told before...Also an opp to write good things about this platform.
     
  2. jt and trouble (GA)

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  3. JOJI and Kit

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    this is a topic i have wondered about since we started this journey w kit.
    it would be a story i'd read with interest.
     
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  4. Tina Marie and Jan

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    Hi Stephanie,
    I've had T1 diabetes since 1979, and have an OTJ diabetic kitty. When the vet mentioned Lantus, I couldn't wait to share mine with Tina. Personally knowing how it feels to be both high and low, I felt a new kinship with my already favorite cat. I almost physically hurt along with her while she was so high.
    If you would like anything in particular . . . Let me know!
     
  5. MariaK

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    Hey Steph, that's such a cool thing! We have 6 cats and got our first diabetic case now, so it's been a new challenge for us seasoned cat owners. A lot of our friends were surprised when they heard "diabetic cat". I think most people never realize that other mammals than us can get conditions like this, too. If you write that article, I'll send it to those friends of ours, ha ha ha! ^-^
     
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  6. jt and trouble (GA)

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    LIKE LIKE LIKE
     
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  7. Steph

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    This is cool! Will you reach to me at stephanie@stephaniestephens.com? Thanks!
     
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  8. Steph

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    Let's see if I can get it done! Thanks for your encouragement!!!
     
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  9. Steph

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    Glad you would. Let me see if I can get the story sold. Love to!
     
  10. TracyAndMike

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    Hi Stephanie,

    my daughter is 5 years old and a Type 1 Diabetic. We actually adopted our Diabetic cat from the Humane Society recently. He had been there forever and nobody was adopting him. When we went there, he just called out to us and we knew it was meant to be. They share the same insulin and she talks to him about what it feels like when they are doing blood sugar checks and shots. She talks to him when he’s running high too. He’s actually become a therapy cat to her in a sense as she’s able to get her feelings out about diabetes when she talks to him. It’s a very special relationship.
     
  11. jt and trouble (GA)

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww:bighug:
     
  12. Steph

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    Hi there! I am SO sorry to be late here and thank you for responding to me! This is a great story. Would you have a couple of minutes to chat? You can email me at stephanie@stephaniestephens.com. Thanks bunches...I can see that playing out now in my head...
     
  13. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Stephanie this is the member who wrote this story I was just replying to her.
    @TracyAndMike



     
  14. Steph

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    Thanks for this,and I will ping her.
     
  15. Steph

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  16. Steph

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    @jtandtrouble how can I message her here? Can I?
     
  17. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    All you need to do is click on her name or avatar and little box will appear. Read carefully and click "Start a Conservation"
     

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