In this video, Dr.Parks and Finn demonstrate how to check your cat’s blood glucose with a glucometer at home. Always call your veterinarian or local ER clinic if you have concerns that your diabetic cat is not acting well, not eating, lethargic, or develops any new symptoms.
Diabetes is a common condition in cats that with careful attention and treatment can be well controlled. A supportive veterinary professional team is important to guide you through the management of this disease. However, with proper guidance, you may be able to ease the stress on you and your cat of multiple clinic visits by getting familiar with at-home glucose checks. This not only can help get diabetes under control initially, but also can be a life saving skill if there is ever concern that your cat may have developed low blood glucose (hypoglycemia).