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Bobcat:Feline
Male Tan, tiger cat
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Born Jun-1995
Dx Aug-2005
Oral meds :
Regulated Apr-2006

Regulated between 100 and 250

Using Levemir we slowly came to be regulated Occasionaly,because of his food or an infection we would get higher numbers.,since August3rd we have been trying TID and it is consistantly keeping him regulated I want to see if I can get him off insulin this way..

Remission Not-yet
Insulin Levemir

Bobcat is a 10 year old neutered male. He was diagnosed In August of 05.

We tried the no carb diet for about a I month but his B.G. didn't go down. It stayed around 430 or so. He developed a bladder infection and was put on insulin,(Humulin) and we started our journey with insulin.

In Feb 05 he was 20.3 lbs. I had brought him into the vets because he was not able to always jump like he use to andhis ears were full of junk.( I now know that when thier ears are yucky it means there imune system is compromised and never give a shot. This is what titers are for).He had a rabies shot and has been sick on and off ever since. Iwas in and out of the vets every month because of one thing or another and each time they tested him for something else. We think he has Lymes disease, and that is his only diagnosis. They say cats can't get it but apparently they are wrong..His front legs tremble and he gets better with 24 hrs on clavamox. It was during a 3 month period on clavamox that he develped the diabetes.In that time he also lost close to 7 lbs . so.. We increased Bobcats dose of Insulin till he was getting 5 units 2x a day.


I bought a glucometer and was just starting to test him.The first day His readins were Hi all day. He could barely move. Iwas then instucted to put him on Lantus. We started at 2 units a day and went up to fast. We were up to 4 units 2x aday and he was a mess. one night he was 150 and within 2 hous was 507.

It has taken me a while to figure out but I think we were dealing with the somogyi effect. Most of the time his sugar is between 400 and 500 or more. we are now trying 1 and 1/2 units but It may be to much. I have done curves and although the vets say they look O.K. I have been watching my vibrant hunter become a withdrawn neuropathic helpless looking kitty.

He is getting a diabetic neuropathy vitamin, a glucose support vitamin and he is getting D-mannose for bladder infections. He is getting cooked meat with a taurine supplement,and weysongs Call of the wild vitamin supplement.And I have started to feed him fancy feast. I am also giving him a supplement I recieve from petmedicinechest. com that has probiotics and vitamins. I have to be careful when I give it to him because it does mess with his sugar but it has made the biggest difference in him. even with his sugar at 400 he has started to walk better and now his need for insulin seems to be decreasing. He also gets "oil of oregano" 3drops in a capsule 1x a day for his Lymes disease and his gums which are not great.

April 26 Began Levemir
10:15 395 food and 1U Levemir
2:30 419 +4
6:30 388+8
10:00 394 +11+1/2
11:30 401 food and 1uLEVEMIR/
April 27
7:30 438 +8
11:00 385 food and 1ULevemir
3;00 411 +4
9:00 374 +10
!1:00 349 food and 1ULevemir
May29
amps301 1 U(didn't eat much)
+4.5 169
+6 114
+7 111
+9 100
pmps 129 3/4U(didn't eat much)
May30
+3.5 336
Amps 316 1U+food
+4 221 went outside ate grass and?????
+7 212
+10 238 Checked for Ketones...None
pmps 270skinny1U+food
May 31
amps 169 1u went outside ate????(ate inside first)
+4 395
+6.5 352
pmps 327 Skinny1u+ food
June 1
amps 274 1u+fod
+4 306
+7 250 (threw up grass at +11)
pmps 228 Skinny1U+food
June2
+5.5 405
amps 3641+1/4u+food
+5 411was outside awhile
+9 401
pmps 376 Skinny1u+food
June3
amps 2381+1/4+food
+5 453
+8.5 398
pmps 330Skinny1U +food
June4
amps 279 1+1/4+food
+2+1/2 386
+6 358
+9 321
pmps 265Skinny1U +food
June5
amps 330 1+1/3u+food
+4 180
+7 87
+8 95 Why is it going up now?
Pmps 199 Skinny1u+food
June6
+6 377
amps 402 1+1/3+food
+3 397
+6 415 What happened here???
pmps 296 Skinny1u +food
June7
Amps 273 1+1/3 +food
+5 430
+7.5 402 Yuck
pmps 295 Skinny1U+ food
June8
amps 397 food +1+1/2U
+2 422
+4 373
+7 286
Pmps 181 food +1U
June9
Amps 175 food +1+1/2 U
+5 377
+7.5 301
Pmps 148 Food + 1U
June 10
Amps 105 food and !+1/2 Unit
+2.5 199
+4 195
+6.5 163
+9 109
+11 55 food
+13 176 skinny 1Unit
June 11
amps 121 +food and1+1/3 unit
+3.5 72 food
+4.5 50 food
+5 80

We had a bad week previous to this one. I was feeding alot of chicken livers and that raises his numbers.Decided to try TID ..I am home all day so it is easy to test him at all times.Want to see if I can get more consistant numbers, or get him off insulin??????
August5
9amps 371 1u +food
+4.5 356
+7.5 314(is he going down?)
+9.5 388(waited to long!) 3/4u

+1.5 food
+3.5 376
+4.5 348 (Its 11 pm)
August 6
+8.5 385 3/4u +food
+7 324
+8 323 food and 1u (should haven't increased but was impatient)

+3 130 oops gave him some food,a can of FF
+4 95
+5 73
+6 49 more food
+7 70
+9 168 3/4u

+1.5 217 food
August7
+8 208 food and 3/4u
+4 187
+7 91
+8 food and fat.5u

+1 125
+4 182
+6 180
+8 194 food and Fat .5u
August 8
+8 296 food and 3/4 u

+5.5 105
+8 50 food
+9 93 fat.5u

+4.5 351 What happened???
+7.5 393 did I miss? food and 3/4 u
August 9
+8 251food and 3/4u

+5 230
+8 97 food and 3/4u

+4 195
+8 229food and3/4u (He is liking this eating 3xa day)
August 10
+10 105 Couldn't wake up on time. 3/4u +food

+3 178
+8 77 Fat.5u + food

+5.5 259
+6.5 280, it's not holding him down. 3/4u +food
August11
+10 202 Overslept again 3/4u + food

+5 235
+8 218 food and 3/4u ... sometimes a drop of insulin this way or that way seems to make all the difference in the world.

+4 295
+8 297 food and 3/4u
August12
+9 224 food and 3/4u

+6 60 he was starving gave 1 and 1/2 cans food.....
+7 125 will he go back down?????
+8.5 212 (Nope!) gave 3/4 u

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