To the vet with Missy this afternoon. It was time to see how well her blood sugar level was being controlled. It turns out she's doing very well indeed. Her weight is 9.1 lbs., up a bit from last visit when it was up to 8.9 lbs., and a good, healthy weight for a cat her size. Her blood glucose was 68.7 — tested twice because Dr. B. couldn't believe it. That puts her blood glucose at a "low-normal" level, way down from the last visit when it was 387. The fructosamine test will be back tomorrow (Wednesday) and will be a better indicator of just how well she is doing — glucose can rise and fall rapidly depending upon a number of factors. She was cringing, yowling, and growling during the exam and blood taking and was, as usual, ever so happy to get back into her carrier. In the waiting room after the exam she got feline treats which she ate enthusiastically — a trick she repeated at the food bowl when she got home. Good ol' cat.
UPDATE: The fructosamine result was 483 (normal is 172-370) which indicates, on average, that Missy's blood sugar level is running high. Her insulin regimen will likely need some tweaking and, I'm guessing, it will involve twice-a-day injections to smooth out the ebb and flow of blood glucose. We're to speak with Dr. B. next week.
Wonderful report! Really glad to hear Missy is doing so well! ~S