Binky's Page

Binky, May 24 1987 - March 14 2003
This picture was taken in Nov 2002, shortly before his final illness.
Binky died not from diabetes but due to general failure of all systems.  His obituary can be found here.  Au revoir, sweet boy.
Binky was my adorable, plush, extremely loving, beige tabby cat, who was diagnosed with diabetes in January 2000.  Several years ago, with major input from the wonderful and supportive community at the Feline Diabetes Message Board (FDMB), as well as many others who have sent me information on cat foods, I compiled several useful documents, which are listed below.

 
July, 2005:  Eli Lilly has announced  that they are discontinuing Humulin Lente and Humulin Ultralente, two very popular and effective insulins for cats.  If you are using one of these insulins, you will need to stockpile and/or switch to another type of insulin. Possible substitutes are: Vetsulin/Caninsulin; PZI; Lantus; Levemir.

 
FDMB-RELATED DOCUMENTS

Feline Diabetes Message Board Frequently Asked Questions List

Frugal Feline Diabetes
(How to care for your diabetic cat on a slim budget)

Five Steps to Regulating Your Diabetic Cat
(brought to you by special guest authors Susan & Shadow)


 
DIET-RELATED DOCUMENTS

Canned Cat Foods Table -- US

Dry Cat Foods Table -- US

Non-US foods, canned and dry


   
FDMB-RELATED ITEMS ELSEWHERE
How to Treat Hypoglycemia
by Melissa & Popcorn (GA)

(This should be posted on your refrigerator at all times)
FDMB Glossary
by Melissa & Popcorn (GA)

(A guide to what all these arcane terms mean)
GORBZILLA!
by Lisa & Gorb

(If you haven't found
what you need here,
you'll probably find it
at Gorb's site)
 
Feline Diabetes Library
by Anne & French Fry

(Lots of informational goodies)

Boo's Valley SugarCats
by Deanie & Boo

(Lots more informational goodies)

KittyPic Links Page

by Jon & Patches

(All the essential
links in one place)




MY FAVORITE LINKS FOR INFORMATION ON FELINE DIABETES

FelineDiabetes.com
PetDiabetes.org
Gorbzilla.com
Boo's Valley SugarCats

MY FAVORITE LINKS FOR INFORMATION ON FELINE NUTRITION

MaxsHouse.com
CatInfo.org

Pat et al's 10 reasons not to change that diet just yet!
Noreen's canned and dry food lists with phosphorus info
 
If this information has been useful to you, please make a donation to the Diabetic Pets Fund at IMOM, an all-volunteer non-profit organization which exists to improve the lives of our animal companions.


Many thanks to the following people for making this page possible:

Michael, Nancy, Pouncer, Arly(GA) and Abigail (GA) of Sugarcats for hosting this page for so many years.

Dr. Rebecca Price of FelineDiabetes.com for creating the Feline Diabetes Message Board, which was once a safe space where people could exchange information and coach each other.

Albert S. Gore, who, while in Congress, played a major role in funding what eventually became the Internet, and so made it possible for many people from many countries to share their knowledge and experience.

And, of course,  the wonderful members of the Feline Diabetes Message Board who so generously contributed their time to the mission of helping diabetic cats and supporting their humans.


Page created by Janet, inspired and supervised by Binky (resident muse -- or is that "mews"?).  I can be contacted at binky.cat@sbcglobal.net.  Senders of spam will be thrice-cursed in accordance with the laws of karma. 
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