Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I have calmed down a bit since first writing. I couldn't even sleep Friday night without dreaming about insulin. I have been reading everything I can find about this disease. I was aware that it could take some time to regulate, but I figured I didn't have to like it.
I was just a little confused and mystified as to why it "shot" backup to it's original levels. He has had some glucose curves and will go again this week for another. I hate putting him through this. It breaks my heart. We have gradually increased his units with each visit. The vet said after this week, we may have to look at reasons why he could be insulin resistant. Since the higher levels last week, he has started on w/d food - a step she was going to put off if she could. He has been overweight most of his life - well, that's what some would say - I just say he's big boned - of course, I use that excuse for myself with about as much success.
He was 17lbs in July, but was only 14 at the time of the first blood test. He seems so little now. She still refers to him being overweight, however, I can't imagine him much smaller. He is a very large cat.
As far as stress, Punkin has never gotten too stressed over much of anything, thankfully. She didn't seem to think that was a factor.
However, I think he has figured out what's going to be happening when he gets dropped off now.
We are using Humulin U right now - 7 units 2x day. I did read that a NTIP (I think that's what it was called, I have it written down at work) is sometimes used for insulin resistance. He also has thyroid problems. This can be a cause of insulin resistance, but those levels have been under control. If fact, the last check they were low/normal.
Thank you so much for all your encouraging words. I do love him very deeply. There have been times over the past 4-5 years that I look at him and begin to cry thinking about the possibility of him not being around. He has been and is such a joy. My husband says that he would have to leave before Punkin, Jacob, or Rue(my dog) would...he's got that right. Your thoughtfulness means a great deal to me.
You're an angel