Diabetes in cats type 1

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your poor kitty sounds like he has alot going on and still he's very active. STEROIDS are NOT good for cats. they can lead to many long term problems, even 1 dose can lead to DIABETES in cats. Is the Vet prescribing this for some sort of pain control, for inflammation? There MUST be a a very good reason for wanting a kitty to take this medication. I will send you a link to a website for more info on side effects. keep in touch. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/prednisone.
Wysolone is a cousin to Prednisolone and helps to reduce your liver inflamation [swelling]. It's also used to treat animal [dogs and cats] problems. The bad thing is it's classified as steroid. The more you take, the higher it will raise your glucose levels. The longer you take it, the higher the risk of constant elevated glucose. Depending on how well your post OP recovery goes, you probably will be weaned off of Prednisolone.
He knows that he has a lot of good things in his life, family who loves him to pieces, horses, dogs, cats, and a load of support for what he is going through, he is only 10, and seems to let the diabetes over shaddow the happy things he does have. I feel so bad for him, he cries at school all of the time now, and boy, that is a target for the kids at school, so he now is also dealing with names like baby and cry baby.
Since when do cats find these things in nature? To my understanding, cats have not evolved or mutated in order to be able to stay unharmed by these tings. FYI: The feline body is made to accept protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals, not carbs. Carbs are not used but stored, causing obesity and all sorts of problems. Heck excess carbs is not even good for us!!! I'm a strong believer of high protein low carb diets for us as well...oh and fiber....good ol' fiber.
Don’t have muscle weakness, but feet cramp often, and I get stabby feelings in them sometimes. Dr. Ramsetty on the Type II Diabetes board says it is unlikely I have diabetic neuropathy, but to ask for a glucose tolerance test anyway and maybe referral to a neurologist. Great. Am I going to get bad news in a couple of weeks? Does this sound like MS (or worse) to you? Thanks.
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They don t give me any therapy and leave me in my bed days in and days out.....They put me in a closed ward for dangerous people who have Alzheimers because they do not understand my symptoms as a Stroke victim. I suffer tremendous pain which they don t really manage and sometimes I wish I died from my stroke because of it.I will never loose hope of getting better.I found a therapist now and am doing physio once a week..I m making progress ..
Then you use saline spray as maintenance if you nose gets dry. Use 1/2 teaspoon plain salt in 8 oz. water to make saline solution yourself. You should have enough to use. Post your feed back so we can see how it works.
I have read that anything above 1 CM is abnormal. I have no pain in the nodes themselves but have developed pain in the neck which seems like a stiff neck, and pain exists with any pressure from straining or lifting, also movement related pain in neck, chest and spine in the same region. No signs of infection at all, but do have extreme fatigue, back pain, some weight loss, among other varied symptoms.
Drinking is good for your cat, as long as your cat is taking in enough water it helps to flush out toxins..I sit a bowl in the dining room, one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom, since cats are random drinkers . My cat's kidney values haven't changed for the worse much in the past 6 months and it was over a year ago that her levels became slightly abnormal.
It's the clay, non-clumping litter that I've decided to go with because the clumping litter costs more and yes, we tried the clumping litter for multiple cats that's got the baking soda in it and whatnot--and found it covers the odor no better or worse than the cheaper clay litter.
There is ongoing research to see if there is a potential connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's but it hasn't been confirmed yet. It would depend on the cause of the dementia as to whether its a condition that can be inherited or not.
About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
First I had the condition for about 3 months and have managed to miminize it to a point where it’s much less of a problem then it was when it started. Of course it could come back. 1. Facts – I’m 61 no high blood pressure, no diabetes, not overweight and never any serious sinus problems. 2. Clues: - I would get an attack at almost the same time every day. Mid afternoon at work and watching TV in the evening.
You can use sick time if its at least half a day. I got approved for 1 year of FMLA and have to have it redetermined in a year. But mine is for multiple health issues, as I am also diabetic. When I went thru treatment 13 years ago., I do not remember missing a day of work. Just for dr appointments that I had to keep. I would wait and see how you feel.. remember it effects us all differently. You may have a mild one. I wish you the best of luck and hope you reach SVR.
yes please do check out that very informative site....this Dr. Pierson gives really indepth info also instructions on how to do home blood glucose monitoring...anyone with a diabetic cat needs this as their bible:)) Pip....I just re-read Dr. Piersons site...and she has it written right there that a low carb diet has reduced or eliminated the need for insulin...I will copy some of the studies she has quotes...great job papa cat!!!
and super strong throbbing sensation. I walk slowly or stop till it fades away in about 1-3 minutes. Taken my blood pressure during and its okay. I keep thinking is it an aneurism, clogged arteries, tumor, WHAT? You guys are a relief to find. Thanks! I think...
It is great that you are interested in getting your cat to lose weight. Obesity can lead to diabetes, joint problems and more in cats. There are a number of ways to do this but I have found the following reliable if you are patient. First you must establish a routine of feeding both cats 3 meals per day instead of leaving it down all the time. Do this very slowly.
It has a positive inotropic action on cardiac tissue, and has been shown in some studies to lower blood pressure. In part, the cardiac effects of taurine are probably due to its ability to protect the heart from the adverse effects of either excessive or inadequate calcium ion (Ca2+) levels. The consequence of Ca2+ excess is the accumulation of intracellular calcium, ultimately leading to cellular death.
[137] Some authors have suggested that intact females may be at greater risk of diabetes due to the antagonistic effects of ovarian hormones on insulin, and spaying is an important part of regulating diabetes in female dogs.
Oh, I had a nightmare of a time about 1 1/2 yrs ago! I went to the ER 5 or 6 times in 1 month because I was very short of breath. I mean...BAD. I couldn't walk across the room w/out huffing and puffing and I was getting no sleep. I was too scared to sleep because I didn't think I would wake up. That's how bad it was. Anyway, all the docs did for me was take x-rays and said no pneumonia and sent me on my merry way. They told me it was stress and tried to give me atavan or valiums.
As I am sure you have heard, there have been numerous alerts, recalls and reports of food-borne illness reported in the last couple of years, associated with uncooked or undercooked meats served to human consumers in restaurants or sold to them in stores. The under-appreciated truth of our meat production industry, indeed of any nation's meat production, is that absolute certainty of freedom from sickness-causing bacteria in meat cannot be assured.
I'm told by the vet that a healthy weight for him would be 14-15 lbs. 4 to 5 years ago he weighed 18 lbs. At that time he would get a 1/2 can of moist in the morning and 1/2 at night and would have an unlimited bowl of dry available. The vet suggested putting him on a diet. I started him on strickly dry food (Iams weight control). He gets a 1/3 cup in the morning and 1/3 cup in the evening. He does not get any treats. As you can see from his present weight, he has continued to gain.
one without any soy, salt or sugar....pierce capsule and squirt into kitties mouth 1 every second day. don't put in the food, b/c cats HATE the taste. and NO more steroids. these only mask the problem, they may stop the itches for awhile but the are NO cure....and will lead to many other health issues for kitty such as diabetes. more articles to read. however if at all possible when you try a new food find one that is canned but carbohydrate free...
can I ask what you are feeding your kitty? what type of food, is it a dry food? often this type of reaction is a food allergy...or allergy to some chemical in the household...but most often its food related. its best to find out the cause rather than treat the symptoms.....the boils keep returning because you haven't found the cause. I will send you a site to do some more reading. please post again and I will try and help with some suggestions. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?
(chronic wetters should be given extra large litter boxes) Are you in a studio apartment and if not, is this being done in a specific room? What type of litter?
usually steroids will temporarily clear the affected area but until the actual cause is found it will return, and steroids cannot be used on a permanent basis, they will only treat the condition not the cause, and can lead to diabetes in cats or other serious health issues... I will send you some info on this skin disease. but please find a good Vet and take this poor kitty in...:) it can be due to many diseases or yes even cancer bottom line being this kitty needs some help NOW...
I am sorry about your cat! Many dermal mast cell tumors in cats are benign and surgical excision may even be curative. Surgical excision can often be performed with a local anesthetic if the mass is not too large, with or without a mild sedation. This type of surgery is fast, not overly invasive and, is not very costly. If a splenic mast cell tumor is suspected, X-Rays and then an abdominal ultrasound should be performed. Surgical removal of a splenic mass would be an invasive surgery.
I have to post in regards to the furry friend thing. My son and my sister are both type 1's. My sister does not live with me, but lives nearby. She had a low episode where her cat got on top of her and gave a little tiny bite to her face to I get her attention. She has had other low episodes where her cat would get on her chest and not get off even once when someone was trying to help my sister, her cat was still on her chest!
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