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43148Re: [FH] sunshine,,,.need advice

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  • LeeAnnC
    Aug 31, 2011
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      She is extremely heavy...lol..i don't know if this is why he mentioned the metformin or not..i will find out more tomorrow after he does her blood work again.
      Right now she is sitting and cleaning herself and looks soooooo happy.
      You have all been such a help to me...thank you again!

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "lorkatz2004" <cbower@...> wrote:
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      > Metformin is mostly for insulin resistance.........as in a Type 2 diabetic. Your cat is not heavy ( I assume) so I do not think this will work as well as insulin. Insulin would be your best bet as to not cause any problems for the heart and it is a natural occurring hormone that your body produces.
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      > My vet also mentioned low carb food for cats that have diabetes.
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      > Cathy
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      > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "Westgold" <westgold@> wrote:
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      > > hi -- I didn't see your post on felinediabetes. Steroid-caused diabetes is usually temporary, as long as the steroids are stopped. Sunshine might be able to just go on the pills, but most diabetic cats need insulin shots. Please post again on felinediabetes -- I don't have any experience in this exact area, but others sure do. They're happy to advise you!
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      > > From: LeeAnnC
      > > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:00 PM
      > > Subject: [FH] sunshine,,,.need advice
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      > > Sunshine seems to be doing very well except from the steroids she seems to have become diabetic..not sure if this will be temporary or not.
      > > The vet mentioned metfomin..i know my mom being a heart patient that is not good for the heart.
      > > What medication would be safe for her to take now for her sugar?
      > > It was around 300 on friday and the vet humored me and let it go till this new blood test on thursday...he really wanted her on meds last week for this and i just wasn't up to more stress that day.
      > > Any ideas on this and when she stop the prednisone will this possibly reverse?
      > > No one ever answered me on the diabetic group and at this point i need to know what's safe for her heart!
      > > thanks,
      > > Lee Ann
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