Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 28, 2003
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Cottonwood, Minnesota, USA:
My cat was tested for diabetes, and she appeared to not have it. However, her blood sugar was 73 mg/dl [4.0 mmol/L], and I would like to know if that is good or bad.
Looks like it is the same as us. See Diabetes mellitus in cats at The Animal Clinic website.
[Editor’s comment: From that website:
The normal level of glucose in the blood is 80-120 mg/dl [3.9-6.1 mmol/L]. It may rise to 250-300 mg/dl [13.8-16.5 mmol/L] following a meal or when the cat is very excited. However, diabetes is the only common disease that will cause the blood glucose level to rise above 400 mg/dl [22 mmol/L]. Some diabetic cats will have a glucose level as high as 800 mg/dl [44 mmol/L], although most will be in the range of 400-600 mg/dl [22-33 mmol/L].