Last night Hugo joined me once again in the office.
If you are interested here is a little on diabetes in cats....If not, move on to the next blog or you'll fall off your chair from boredom.
Diabetes is a pretty simple illness to understand. But it's important to really understand it, because the key is the balance between sugar and hormone insulin. That's the "sugar dance", as we call it.the in and out of sugar and insulin in the cells, the replacing of insulin that the body can't make for whatever reason, and finding the correct amount of insulin to give so that there is enough sugar in the blood, but not too much and not too little. And, much to our dismay, it can vary from day to day, and even time to time within a day, depending on food, stress, happiness, and - let's face it, they're cats; they do their own thing.
So it's a daily struggle to keep his insulin levels right. We have to check his blood twice a day by poking his ear (s) and getting a drop of blood to measure his sugar levels. Normal would be between 3 & 8 and Hugo's readings are mostly around 12 or 13. When it is under 8 we are very happy. So we just keep going and he is the best little patient ever. He just eats his grub while we poke for blood and he never flinches. This morning it was 13 :(
Happy Sunday everyone.