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k9diabetes 01-11-2018 04:43 PM

How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)
 
Long overdue for a new poll to celebrate milestones in our dogs' life with diabetes.

Please respond even if your dog has passed on, as our Chris has, with the number of years they lived with it.

The poll also allows more than one entry per person for those of you blessed with more than one sugar dog! :)

Natalie

k9diabetes 01-11-2018 04:45 PM

Re: How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)
 
Chris missed 5 years by just a month.

dontknowwhattodo 02-01-2018 08:25 PM

Re: How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)
 
Mine passed away within 2 weeks of getting diagnosed. It wasn't the diabetes that took him but all the complications that came with it (DKA, pancreatitis, infections...etc). I feel guilty because if he was diagnosed earlier, he might have been saved but we waited until we saw absolute symptoms which probably meant he was nearing the end by the time we noticed it.

I already have another dog who is as health as it gets, but I'll definitely get her checked to see if she has anything. I don't want to wait for the obvious symptoms to show up and it be too late. Besides that, I don't plan on getting another dog for a long, long time, if ever since I proved that I don't deserve the unconditional love and loyalty of a dog.

k9diabetes 08-20-2018 10:20 PM

Re: How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)
 
Since so few had a chance to respond to this when it was originally posted in January, I'm just bringing it forward.

If you haven't already responded, please do, and for those of us who have lost our sweet diabetic pups, please choose how long they had it.

Natalie

Lolo 01-06-2019 10:31 AM

Re: How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)
 
Its been just an under a year for us. Lucy was diagnosed January 30, 2018. I feel like every time I get into a good groove something happens (a limp, ear infection, tooth removal and infection etc...) so Im reluctant to tempt fate here... but currently were in a good groove. :D

k9diabetes 02-01-2019 04:06 PM

Re: How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)
 
Aw... I know what you mean. But it can help, I think, to realize that you're working with an incredibly sensitive, complicated body system that has connections to just about everything else. It's kind of amazing that a couple of shots of insulin and a diet work as well as they do.

I often wished blood sugar / insulin / food was like a thermostat and you could just set it and forget it. But man, it is soooo not! You can kind of get used to change being normal.

Natalie

jesse girl 03-17-2020 02:13 PM

Re: How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)
 
Jesse has now entered her 10th year . She was a young dog at 5.5 years when she contracted the disease . This was a learning experience and what i heard from the professionals in the beginning was substandard at that time . the forum got me and jesse on track to take on the challenge and glad we stepped up . It was not easy and very scary . You settle into a new normal dogs life and its as enjoyable as any dogs life .


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