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10-30-2009, 07:44 PM
I am a member of the K9Cushings Forum and was referred here for some guidance. Does anyone have a cat with diabetes or know where I can get some additional questions answered. My 12 year old DSH cat (Tigger) was diagnosed last night and they want to start insulin tomorrow, but I canceled the appt. until I get more information. I'm waiting on a phone call from the vet. I plan on calling in the a.m. though. Is there another site for feline diabetes? Any help would be great.
Sarah and Tigger

We Hope
10-30-2009, 07:56 PM
Welcome Sarah and Tigger!

There is a board for feline diabetes called the Feline Diabetes Message Board. It's been around for quite a while and these are a lot of active members; there are plenty of people there day and night. Another good thing about it is they're very gracious in welcoming new people and answering questions. :)

You need to register there, just as you did for K9cushings and here--this is the page to do that at:


After that's done, you want to read and post here--in the Health section:


Feline diabetes has a home page with some good articles for just getting started on it--you'll see those links when you go to:


I know the folks at FDMB will answer any and all the questions you have and that Tigger will be getting his diabetes under control soon!



10-30-2009, 08:27 PM
Thanks for the info. I was actually just on that site looking around then came back here to check on my thread. Anyway, I just posted and hopefully I will hear something shortly.
Thanks again,
Sarah & Tigger

10-30-2009, 08:38 PM
Hi Sarah,

Sorry to hear your cat has diabetes. The good news, though, is that unlike dogs it is sometimes possible for a cat's diabetes to go into remission.

I don't know if you ran across our home testing page, but there is a link there to a really incredible video a guy made... he might be a member of the FDMB... testing his incredibly mellow cat. It's very detailed with closeups - a great teaching tool:

www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html (http://www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html)

His specific video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zE12-4fVn8


10-31-2009, 06:52 AM
Thanks for the link