Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hi! I'm Pearl the Diabetic Cat

This is where I test Pearl. It's a handy spot in the kitchen, with the counter of the halfwall between the kitchen and the rest of the apartment handy with Kleenex for staunching a poke and to hold the meter and lancet device. It's a good set up as I can just reach right over Pearl. As you can see, she likes to just lounge there too sometimes.

This is Pearl. She is a black domestic short hair cat. She was diagnosed with diabetes after being on prednisone for what appears to be asthma for a short time. Once diagnosed, we got her off pred and onto flovent, which works wonderfully. Though many cats go into remission, it isn't looking like this will happen for Pearl. We recently (April 30) switched from Lantus to PZI as Lantus had stopped working well for Pearl. So now we are in our second month of PZI and numbers are looking much better again. I decided it might be a good time to start blogging for Pearl.

You can see our numbers since we got on PZI at a glance here. As we go on, I will try to post numbers here too.


Terri said...

Welcome to the blogosphere. I hope Lucy doesn't see the cat tree Pearl has for her test spot! We're not quite so luxurious here.

KIC said...

It's been a real life saver for taking tests and giving flovent puffs. Just the right heighth.