Originally Posted by kombatgrrrl
Interesting thread...I switched my cat to Wellness canned after he was diagnosed with diabetes. He really only likes the Turkey & chicken flavors.
His blood sugar levels dropped after the food change. (i'm not completely convince that the diagnosis was correct tho)...
If switchiing to a low-carb food like Wellness helped, that would make sense, if the cat was diabetic. My Mom's type 2, My Sister and Brother are type 1, my sister had a type 2 cat and me and my Dad are both insulin resistant -- so as a whole my family has a lot of experience with diabetes
Low carb diets definitely help diabetes greatly!!
Why do you feel the diagnosis was off? I recenlty was reading about diabetes in pets becuase my dog was urinating and drinking a lot (was not diabetes though -- lucklily and I used my own glucose monitor to monitor him and find out, rather than paying the vet a small fortune!!) and I found it interesting to read that a dog's normal sugars should be 80 - 110, similar to a human where 80 - 140 would be acceptable, while a cat can go well over 400
just from stress! So if you had just one high sugar reading, you are right -- it may have been another problem. I would imagine, if cats bodies do that, it must be a lot harder to diagnose diabetes in a cat than it is in a human or a dog.