Posted by: Martica and Fred (IP Logged) Date: November 5, 2005 01:18AM
MARTICA, owner of FREDERICK in NYC Fred is 15 and a blue Burmese. Peak weight 17 lbs, last 5 years 15 (coinciding with canned food.) Dx diabetes on 5 Oct 05 (bg at vet 398, fructosamine 747); weight at vet 13.9lbs.
15 Oct 05: Started insulin: Lantus Glargine 1 unit, twice a day; and high pro/low carb diet (Merrick, Wellness, chicken, etc.). Using Freestyle glucometer.
1.) When was your cat diagnosed with FD? 5 Oct 2005 (as of May 2005 at vet he did not high high bg)
2.) When did you start using Lantus and how long till regulation? 15 October 2005. It's been 3 weeks on 1 unit bid and no regulation, his 200-300s numbers seem to be going up to 300-400s, in fact.
3.) Are you feeding your cat a low-carbohydrate diet? Yes, switched to total canned (Merrick, Nature's Variety Prarie, Wellness, Wysong stew, Abrady's meat, boiled chicken.)
4.) Has your cat gone off of insulin? No.
5.) Are you considering changing to or from Lantus? No.