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My cat is diabetic but what are the glucose readings I

My cat is diabetic...

My cat is diabetic but what are the glucose readings I should be looking for

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Tippy 10 years

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

Tippy

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He was on 6 insulin at 2 today he was 3.3, at 5:30 he was 6.4 and at 8:00 PM after he ate he was 20.6. I have been told not to give any more insulin until Friday AM and it is Wed. night now. Is this right? What are the levels that he can reach?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I meant to say he is given 6 insulin 2 times a day.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Tippy, please?

To answer you directly, we like to see such a patient's blood glucose between 8 and 13.8 throughout a 24 hour period. The values you posted suggested the Somogyi effect - overdosing of insulin causing the blood glucose to plunge and then rebound too highly. In general, the dose is halved in these cats rather than stopped. Which insulin is being given, please, and how much does Tippy weight?

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