The vet called me yesterday with the results of Claire’s blood & urine tests from the weekend, and they weren’t great. She’s gained a bit of weight (1.3 pounds since she was diagnosed) and while her blood sugar has come down a little it’s still too high, as well as being way to low at times throughout the day. Plus, she still has a lot of sugar in her pee. idk she’s a fuzzy mess, basically. Because of the points of low blood sugar the vet didn’t want to increase her insulin dosage, so instead we’re switching her to a different kind of insulin. People insulin.
On the left we have Caninsulin, for dogs and cats. It’s made from pigs, and costs $10. On the right is Lantus Insulin, for people (and also cats). It costs $70. ARGH. Plus $40 for all new syringes, great just great. The upside is that not only is the new insulin is clearly way bigger, but I also give her less of it at a time, so maybe it’ll even out? And since I’m now getting her meds from the drugstore I don’t have to pay the $15 fee for the sharps box. So it’s all good, right? Right.