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So Lucy is Diabetic. She had lost a lot of weight in a short period of time. So I brought her in to see what was wrong. Feline Diabetes. So the vet demonstrated to me how to properly handle the needle and draw the insulin from the vial. Getting the air bubbles out is the most annoying part. Then came the injecting part. Saline was used for practice as Lucy had her dose for the day already.
It was quite easy. It's intramuscular which makes it way easier than intravenous. You just pull up the fur at the top part of the neck and stick the needle into the skin real quick. The vet was quite impressed at my lack of hesitation. She said normally people are really nervous and take forever. Had me considering becoming a veterinarian. I don't think I could stomach the surgical procedures and handle losing patients though. Not to mention biology was never my forte.
In cases of feline diabetes it's possible for the cat to return to normal and become independent from insulin injections. Hopefully Lucy can be such a statistic.