8091Re: Precious diagnosed with Diabetes
- Nov 1, 2002Christy,
I can offer lots of hope! One of my cats, Lucky, had two rounds of
diabetes, along with other problems that included HCM. I was very
shocked and scared, but we were able to manage it with twice-daily
shots, Ketodiastix (strips to test for sugar and ketones in the
urine), and lots of Internet research. The biggest thing to watch out
for is hypoglycemia--giving too much insulin.
Check out www.felinediabetes.com. There's an excellent message board
and lots of useful information.
As far as the HCM, cats can live for years. Kassy, 18, is hitting the
5-year mark since diagnosis, with no progression at all. Lucky died
this past summer from cancer, but her HCM never caused her any
problems in the 4.5 years she had it.
Let me know if you have more questions.
Laura, Angel Lucky, Kassy, and Angel Annie
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