|Purred: Sat Dec 12, '09 8:02am PST |
I've been diabetic for a while, though I'm nearly OTJ ("off the juice") aka remission.
With diabetes, when you're unregulated (and early on), you ARE starving as your body cannot properly process and get energy from food. That's why one of the signs of diabetes is a cat who is losing weight, but wants to eat all the time. As you get Nikolai regulated continue to feed him probably more than normal, as his body has been starving. For snacks, high protein snacks are best. And like Neva said, it's better if you get him off all dry food, even the "low carb" dry food can raise blood glucose levels.
FelineDiabetes.com is a great site for general information and I recommend the message board there for support and information - lots of helpful and experienced sugar cat parents. Here's a link: FDMB
And the diabetes section on catinfo.org has good info, too. Yourdiabeticcat.com also is good.
Nikolai, are you and your meowma hometesting your blood glucose levels? If not, consider this. It's important to know what's happening with the BG levels and how the insulin dose is working. Trying to regulate a cat at the vet can be expensive and difficult (and inaccurate due to vet stress). Testing his BG levels might seem overwhelming, but it will become routine. Here is link with info: Hometesting
Let me know if I can help in anyway. Lots of purrs...
Edited by author Sat Dec 12, '09 8:10am PST
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