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Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Fionas6147, Apr 14, 2018.


  1. Paddypaws

    Paddypaws PetForums VIP

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    Good news then!
    Diabetes really can be handled very well and cats can even go into diet controlled remission after proper treatment. I belong to a specialist forum where we offer support through the process and suggest you join up and start reading up on proper diet etc
    www.diabeticcatcare.com
     
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    Jesthar PetForums VIP

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    Yup, one of my friends had a diabetic cat who live happily for a long time after diagnosis (old age related anyway in his case, I think) :)
     
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    Fionas6147 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the responses, will definitely check out that forum. Vet called to say there are no more ketones in her urine. Glucose is coming down and they are using insulin. She is staying there again tonight.
    Vet also said the steroid could have induced the diabetes after i read it online and asked him. He said there could therefore be an underlying issue for the initial dry heaving before he gave the steroids.
     
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    Fionas6147 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi i just wanted to update you all since you all gave me advice.
    Tinkerbell spent 3 weeks in the vets. Ketoacidosis went quickly. Vet had her up to 5/6 units of caninsulin still with high levels of 20-30. I joined a feline diabetes forum (another 1 to the 1 suggested here as I was having issues logging on). I decided to go against my vets advice of 5 units and opted for 2. She came out 1 week ago. Her levels instantly started dropping since she left the vets. Since the evening of 09/05, she hasnt needed any insulin as her blood glucose levels have been between 3-5 without insulin! Shes been eating a wet food only diet which is low carb and high protein. I think it was steroid induced. Thanks for all of your replies. It encouraged me to take her to the emergency vets that day, which could have been fatal, had I not. If anyone is interested and wants to see my spreadsheet showing the curve I did or her levels, just let me know. Equally, if anyone else has a cat with diabetes, I can give the link to the forum.
     
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    Paddypaws PetForums VIP

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    Well that is a fantastic update, thank you! I did keep checking on my diabetic forum and worried when you did not post again.
    Did you find out what the lump/bump was that she had developed?
     
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    I didnt manage to find out about the lump. This all happened before she got diabetes and I took her to 4 vets but none of them seem to think its anything to worry about. I’m relocating this month and there is a cat only vets, so i am going to take her there for a 5th opinion.
     
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