How long does it take to regulate blood sugar in cats?
At first, return visits are required every 5 – 7 days to monitor progress. It may take a month or more to achieve good regulation. The financial commitment may be significant if complications arise. We will work with you to achieve consistent regulation, but some cats are difficult to keep regulated.
What should a cats glucose level be?
The Glucose Curve. The glucose curve is a great tool to differentiate between an insufficient insulin dose and the Somogyi effect. It helps to determine insulin effectiveness and the maximum and minimum levels of glycemia, which ideally should be between 120–300 mg/dL (5.6–16.7mmol/L) for cats for most of the day.
Why is my cat’s blood sugar so high?
Cat Diabetes and Glucose Fluctuations. But even if that is not the cause of your cat’s high readings, sometimes giving too much insulin can cause these spikes as well. What happens in this case is that your cat’s glucose actually gets too low, and it causes rebound effect, creating a skyrocketing blood glucose level later in the day.
Can a diabetic cat have a low glucose level?
If the cat has high glucose, also known as hyperglycemia, the pet may easily develop diabetes. A low glucose level, or hypoglycemia, can be indicative of blood loss or a low body temperature, but may also be a result of an insulin overdose in diabetic cats.
What does hypoglycemia do to a cat?
Hypoglycemia is when the cat has the glucose levels below 80 mg per dL. The levels of glucose in the cat’s blood may drop due to blood loss, malnutrition or low body temperature, which will lead to the consumption of the glucose in the blood.
How often should I check my cat’s blood sugar?
Blood glucose curves are the ideal way to monitor blood sugar regulation during treatment. During a blood glucose curve, the cat’s blood sugar will be checked right before receiving an insulin injection, and then every 1-4 hours throughout the day.