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Hi Dr Wilson, my 8/9 yr old kitty was recently diagnosed with diabetes - she was isolating more than usual, and not eating, but drinking more water. However, after doing some research on the internet I learned that one can use a regular meter, for humans, and that the reading needs to be between 50 -130 mg/Dl for a non-diabetic cat.  My cat's blood sample read 78, so why did my vet diagnose her as having diabetes? -Attia-

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February 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM



Dear Attia,

I would suggest that you have your veterinarian check the blood again. Stress can raise the glucose levels.

You might want to bring your meter with you and ask your veterinarian about the calibration.

Please let us know what happens.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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