Date: 2005-01-09 12:08:47 UTC
Subject: RE: Boo-Boo
When he goes back to get another blood sugar to see if true values, then the vet can check the mouth well.
I had a girl in renal failure without mouth sores, so that is just something to look out for but doesn't really diagnose anything specific. The one value that helps with this is the creatinine level,
the BUN alone doesn't since it can be high with dehydration as well as kidney problems.
I have also had a diabetic ferret. One other test that may be helpful is a urine test. Glucose in the urine,plus or minus ketones would help with confirming diabetes or not. And the specific gravity would help in determining kidney function. But even before that, just a repeat glucose ( can even be a quick one from hand held glucose meter), but eventually lab to repeat any of the abnormal values already seen. If truely diabetes, insulin would need to be started and so this should be looked into as soon as possible.
It sounds like a lot is going on, and some of it may just need retesting to see for sure. Ask the vet about sub Q fluids, and if this would be helpful as well.
Just take it one step at a time and let your vet interpret the tests and discuss next step in treatment.
-- autumn_whispers2me <email@example.com> wrote:
Does CRF raise the blood sugar? His was sent to a lab, taken the night before and
sent to the lab the following day, and his values were 346.