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  • Aug 23, 2005, 11:31 AM
    Animal Farm
    Diabetic Cat Help
    I have a 12 year old, diabetic, spayed, feline. She has been insulin dependent for approx 5 years. Occasionally, she may go a week or more and require NO insulin. She's been on Humulin-Ultra the entire time. Has anyone ever had a bad bottle? This bottle is less than two weeks old, but her #'s are over 300 when normally she is just under 200? :confused:
  • Mar 21, 2007, 10:56 AM
    ludy_23
    Did you accidentally leave it out of the fridge? It can go bad pretty quickly when not chilled. Also, our vet recommended a switch from Humulin to PZI, which is formulated especially for animals. Both of my diabetic cats receive insulin daily - I've never heard of being able to go a "week or more" without.
  • Mar 22, 2007, 11:20 AM
    mrscoltweaver
    When was the last time a glucose curve was done by your vet? The insulin dose may need to be changed. Also, I have never heard of any other way of regulating diabetes in cats or dogs where you did not give insulin daily.

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