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MikeMurphy 04-01-2018 08:47 AM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
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Originally Posted by jesse girl (Post 164581)
Many of the items that i discovered managing jesses diabetes is reflected in these guidelines showing a well thought out protocols on managing the disease

The most difficult time in regulation is the beginning and starting insulin therapy especially for a dog with other medical challenges as you have seen with your dog lily mike . Jesse had multiple complications and her history of epilepsy which made jesse quite challenging but not impossible

I might even project a complete curve be done before insulin therapy begins . The reason is the staring dose and what to begin with . If numbers are lower maybe 300s or lower across the board you may want to start with a lower starting dose . Jesse was one of those dogs that needed a dose lower than the normal stating dose which was an obstacle to her regulation .

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Originally Posted by MikeMurphy (Post 164575)
I think Raysaint mentioned this earlier, but the AAHA has released their 2018 Veterinary Diabetes Management Guidlines for Dogs and Cats...

https://www.aaha.org/guidelines/diab...s/default.aspx

They even include algorithms (flow charts) for getting dogs regulated:)...

https://www.aaha.org/public_document...nitoringv3.pdf

Good points jesse girl.

Lily’s undiagnosed hypothyroidism really threw a monkey wrench into her regulation. We lost several months and she almost lost her life because of it.

bichons9 04-14-2018 01:52 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
Thanks for the AAHA links..I long to read everything I can!!!!!!

bichons9 04-18-2018 01:36 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
OMG..It's a good thing she has you!!!!!

bichons9 04-18-2018 01:57 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
We were watching TV while reading your posts and saw THIS VERY LARGE DOG out the window..thought of Lilly!!!! We found her home!!!
[IMG]http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...dog%20mike.jpg[/IMG]

Lolo 04-28-2018 02:06 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
MikeMurphy - I did a search for Nulo cod and lentils and you came up. I know you switched back to Merrick because you were seeing higher fasting numbers , but can you tell me if you saw a food spike with the Nulo? Bigger or smaller as compared to what you saw with other foods?

MikeMurphy 04-28-2018 04:13 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lolo (Post 164980)
MikeMurphy - I did a search for Nulo cod and lentils and you came up. I know you switched back to Merrick because you were seeing higher fasting numbers , but can you tell me if you saw a food spike with the Nulo? Bigger or smaller as compared to what you saw with other foods?

She was getting 3 units of R and 13 units of N while eating Nulo. She definitely was having a food spike with Nulo, but the R compensated for it. See her curve below.

I really liked the ingredients and the protein and fat %. Seems like it should work well for a diabetic dog. It does have a moderate fishy smell.

https://s6.postimg.cc/9u07xi7ht/42_F...94454_A929.png

Lolo 04-28-2018 05:45 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
Mine doesn’t get R anymore on the levemir so I was looking for something with less of a spike than her current Wellness Core that has potatoes.

bichons9 04-28-2018 07:06 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lolo (Post 164982)
Mine doesn’t get R anymore on the levemir so I was looking for something with less of a spike than her current Wellness Core that has potatoes.

LOLA..Can you give an update on how the Levemir is doing??? I have about had it with Vetsulin!!!

Lolo 04-28-2018 08:20 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
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Originally Posted by bichons9 (Post 164984)
LOLA..Can you give an update on how the Levemir is doing??? I have about had it with Vetsulin!!!

I posted an update in Lucy’s thread here. It’s def not perfect, but I think it’s an improvement... except for a killer food spike.
http://k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7540

MikeMurphy 05-05-2018 04:56 PM

Re: Lily - My English Setter
 
Just checking in with an update. Lily is doing well, but slowing down now that the warmer weather has finally arrived. Our walks are shorter and less frequent.

I had to increase her insulin a bit. She’s now getting 13.5 units of Novolin N and 3.5 units of R.

https://s6.postimg.cc/w7e2ifbfl/3_FA..._EB34_C7_E.jpg


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