One of my cats, Anna, was recently diagnosed with feline diabetes. She's the first cat I've ever had who's developed diabetes. I was wondering, is it a good idea to monitor blood glucose levels at home? My vet says that when her diabetes is under control and she's at the right insulin dose, her water consumption will drop to half of what it has been (she's been drinking water like crazy which is one of the signs that clued me into realizing she needed vet care). This seems like a very fast and loose way to determine if my cat's getting the right amount of insulin. My vet has started her out at 1 unit of insulin twice daily and wants to check her again in a week, so he's not completely relying on her water consumption to determine if her diabetes is under control, but I'm still not sure about his methods. I'm not new to diabetes, as it runs in my family, but I am new to feline diabetes. I just want to make sure Anna is getting the right amount of insulin, not too little and certainly not too much. I would appreciate any insight and/or resources you want to share with me. Thanks in advance!View Thread
Thanks so much for your advice, Dr. Sandy. I really appreciate it. Right now Anna is at the vet because her blood sugar dropped dangerously low yesterday. I'm glad to hear that my vet is doing everything right. I trust him completely.View Thread
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