Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Jonathon is diabetic again?
I just got off the phone with the vet. She thinks that Jonathon is becoming diabetic again. *Sigh* Last night, his blood sugar was 314. That was the highest it has been since last Monday, when his blood sugar unexpectedly shot up. Tomorrow, I am going to take him to have a Fructosamine test. This is a blood test that is used to measure the average level of glucose control over the past few weeks.
"Feline diabetes is not the natural fate of hundreds of thousands of pet cats world-wide. It is, rather, a human-created disease that is reaching epidemic proportions because of the highly artificial foods that we have been feeding our feline companions for the past few decades. Without the constant feeding of highly processed, high carbohydrate dry foods, better suited to cattle than cats, adult-onset feline diabetes would be a rare disease, if it occured at all."
Elizabeth Hodgkins DVM, JD