Message Number: YG4125 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-30 13:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: something besides insulinoma??

I agree with Dr. Karen. They do adapt! Beasley has had glucose
readings in the 20's on numerous occasions and other than lethargy,
he presents with NO symptoms whatsoever. His first low reading was
over three years ago, so he's definitely had time to adapt. I don't
know if yours has been so low for that long.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Karen Purcell, DVM" <drkaren@w...>
> Erika,
> You wrote:
> > I am looking for opinions on the following:
> > Approx 4yr old non marshall spayed female presenting with some
> > classic signs of insulinoma: glazed eyes, weakness in hind end,
> > glucose of 23 after 6hr fast. ( Wouldn't that low a glucose be
> > comatose? She was alert and active at the time of testing.)
> Not if it gradually decreased, they adapt. (Amazing, aren't
> I've seen this several times.