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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crash course in diabetes

Now that I am taking care of Jonathon, I have been reading a lot about diabetes.  This is a very complex disease.  He also has FIV but I don't think that has much to do with the diabetes.  His blood sugar is down in the low 100's so I called the vet and asked what I should do.  I am now giving him 2 units of insulin instead of 3.

I feel anxious treating him sometimes because I realize the seriousness of this disease.  I am trying to find the answer to this question: How and why does the blood glucose change?  Why is it 300 then lowers to 200?  How does it increase or decrease?  What influences it?  Just food?  I have looked online and I cannot find this answer.  I would like to see some kind of animation or picture showing me how it changes.  I feel that if I learn all about this, I can help him better.

If you know of some sites that will help me with this answer specifically or if you take care of a diabetic cat yourself, please let me know.  I would really appreciate it!

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