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How do you give a cat a glucose curve at home?

How do you give a cat a glucose curve at home?

Step 1 Blood Sampling

  1. Just prior to giving insulin, sample the blood. Record blood glucose concentration and time.
  2. Feed and inject your cat with Vetsulin®.
  3. Sample the blood in at least 60 to 120 minute intervals over a period of 12 to 24 hours.
  4. Feed and inject your cat with second dose of Vetsulin.

What is the proper blood glucose range for a cat?

Normal Blood Glucose Range. According to The Cat Practice in Birmingham, Michigan, the normal blood glucose range for a cat is between 75 and 159 mg/dL, though the number may climb higher if the cat is stressed or frightened.

What causes high glucose levels in cats?

Increased Glucose Causes and Symptoms. A cat that has increased glucose levels in the blood may have diabetes, or may have just consumed a meal. Some cats may have an increased level of glucose due to stress or excitement. Diabetes can be caused by an increased production of glucose and an insufficiency of insulin to assimilate the glucose.

What are the symptoms of high blood sugar in cats?

Clinical signs of high blood sugar. Cats with hyperglycemia secondary to diabetes generally have a history of obesity, lack of appetite (anorexia), vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, weakness, increased thirst and increased urination. The classic signs are drinking more and urinating more.

Can a cat with diabetes be treated with food and diet?

A: Diet is certainly a component. It’s felt that a low-carbohydrate diet is probably best for cats with diabetes. Treatment is insulin therapy . There are some oral medications, but they have more side effects and are mainly used when insulin can’t be used for some reason.

Normal Blood Glucose Range. According to The Cat Practice in Birmingham, Michigan, the normal blood glucose range for a cat is between 75 and 159 mg/dL, though the number may climb higher if the cat is stressed or frightened.

Increased Glucose Causes and Symptoms. A cat that has increased glucose levels in the blood may have diabetes, or may have just consumed a meal. Some cats may have an increased level of glucose due to stress or excitement. Diabetes can be caused by an increased production of glucose and an insufficiency of insulin to assimilate the glucose.

Clinical signs of high blood sugar. Cats with hyperglycemia secondary to diabetes generally have a history of obesity, lack of appetite (anorexia), vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, weakness, increased thirst and increased urination. The classic signs are drinking more and urinating more.

A: Diet is certainly a component. It’s felt that a low-carbohydrate diet is probably best for cats with diabetes. Treatment is insulin therapy . There are some oral medications, but they have more side effects and are mainly used when insulin can’t be used for some reason.