In the wake of good news about Adah’s health and Rebecca’s capture, I can report a bit more.
The blood-glucose numbers of my diabetes boys have stabilised. Their doctors are pleased with where their ‘curves’ show them to be. Tucker’s insulin dosage remains at two units twice a day, down from the five that he once had been given. Parker just received permission to be given a reduction in his amount: after being on four units twice a day for several weeks, he is now at three and a half. His latest curve dipped down very low and, while not dangerous, it need not reach that point for his health. Consequently, his insulin dosage has been decreased, to give him a margin of safety. This will undoubtedly make his daily ‘curve’ a less drastic one, and better for him. The loss of weight in each cat has had an effect on their blood-sugar numbers and their treatment.
I am fortunate to have such co-operative subjects for what seems to be a continuously experimental situation. They bear their monthly ‘curves’ with fortitude, and stay cheerful through all their injections. Parker even reminds me when it’s time for his evening shot - though this may have to do with the fact that the furry gourmand is given a little bit of soft food as a reward.