Bailey is 8 years old. When he was rescued by his owners several years ago, he somewhat landed on his feet.
In March this year, Bailey came in for some dental work, which also included having a routine blood test. The blood test revealed that he had high glucose levels, and a further test was performed confirming Bailey is diabetic.
He was started on twice-daily insulin injections and his owners were taught how to give these injections under the skin. This can be a daunting prospect for many owners but is often easier than expected.
Bailey was regularly monitored and had frequent trips to us to stay for the day to check his glucose levels. The monitoring and frequency reduced once the patient becomes more stable.
Most of our diabetic cats and dogs will require insulin for the rest of their lives. In June, Bailey’s monitoring indicated his glucose readings were on the low side of normal. This continued, even after his insulin dose was reduced. He had even lost some weight! In rare cases, diabetes can resolve itself, so we therefore decided to stop the insulin altogether. Bailey will be monitored for change every few months. It is such great news that Bailey can continue to live his life normally.