Video Explaining How To Check Your Cat’s Blood Sugar Levels At Home

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Video explaining how to test your cat's blood suagr levels at home

Video explaining how to test your cats blood sugar levels at home

Here is another video explaining how to check your cat’s blood sugar levels at home. Together with a change in diet and insulin to initially manage the diabetes, home testing is vital to ensure that the correct amount of insulin is given. If too little then obviously the sugar levels remain high and if too much insulin is given then the cat could die.

Some Vets for some reason think that people are incapable of home testing and advise a trip to the Vets every few days to get blood sugar tested and the insulin dose recalibrated. That is not the right way, in my opinion. You need to check blood sugar levels on a daily basis. If you Vet is against home testing then I would advise that you change to a Vet who believes in home testing.

If you decide to go the the vets for regular testing then there are two issues. Firstly every few days is not enough because the wrong dose may be being administered in the period between tests. Secondly, Vets surgeries are stressful places for cats and increased sttress causes the blood sugar levels to rise. So the reading is unlikely to be an accurate reading.

A daily reading taken in a relaxed environment is the best way.

Video Explaining How To Check Your Cat’s Blood Sugar Levels At Home

Blood sugar testing at home together with giving insulin injections are daunting at first to every cat owner whose cat has been newly diagnosed with cat diabetes. But after a while it really does become second nature. Looking after your cat with diet change and proper doses of insulin can lead to remission in many cases. If you are still apprehensive then here is a link to another video explaining how to check your cat’s blood sugar levels at home.

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  1. September 17, 2012

    […] If you have read a few of our previous posts you would have come up with the same comments made above.  So the cat has increased urine but  seems fine. So it could be early stages of cat diabetes or CRF or something else. The most important thing initially is to get the cat off dry food and on to a high protein diet and test blood sugars at home. […]

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