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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-11-2019, 06:10 AM
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Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

With the new insulin, you might want to spot check around nadir time, to be sure she's not dropping lower than before.

I've used the scruff almost entirely and haven't had a problem. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-10-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

Just bear in mind that once you have stable readings, changing insulin will at first probably change some of her numbers and nadir time also. Novolin has a different pattern of onset and peak. If...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-07-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

From my experience with many meters for my own diabetes, they are usually accurate out of the box. Start using it and the next time you visit your vet, take it and compare with their meter.

I've...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2019, 07:56 AM
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Views: 250
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

Most changes/improvements with diabetes takes time. UA may take days to start improving, as blood sugar starts to consistently improve.

As sugar improves, most dogs gain weight back.

Starting...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-03-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Here we go again!!!!!!!!

Having experience should make it a lot easier on the nerves, you know some of what to expect in the regulation process.

Activity is low on here right now, but I see that as positive, meaning most...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-24-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,165
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help Very High Glucose

A change in food can be a significant factor. Totally different carb ratios, etc. It may just be a case of needing to take the time to re-regulate on this new food.
Some curves and insulin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-25-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help for little Piper?

And remember Vetsulin is not all long acting, so it won't necessarily have the same strength pattern/duration as NPH.

My dog, on NPH, always rises 3-4 points (Canadian) after his nadir period...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-07-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Taste of the Wild linked to heart disease & Alphatrak issues

I've had experience with market research in my job, and the process. My understanding of this whole FDA thing, the lack of grain in a food is not the problem. They decided to hypothesize that diet...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 43,581
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Mochi has damaged his eye...worried

Being that the meds are temporary, you might want to just stay the course for insulin and food. The meds can affect blood sugar differently every day, so trying to adjust and correct might be crazy....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-29-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,330
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Something I heard from vets and read on vet sites, asparagus is very hard to chew so dogs may swallow it whole and it can be a choking hazard.
Some people lightly blanch it to aid in chew and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-29-2019, 10:38 AM
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Views: 15,249
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Roxy the Boxer

Doesn't seem the research is conclusive yet. And just like many human pre-packaged foods, studies show they could cause/be linked to whatever. But most of us keep eating them because we know the risk...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Problems with glucose meter

The Alpha will give a warning on the display if the battery is low. My first battery lasted about 2 years.

I always believe there is a risk in using different strips for a meter. Others on here I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

With insulin, remember it doesn't work that fast, so having high sugar 20 minutes after insulin is not abnormal, especially if fasting sugar was high. Giving a second dose is going to alter the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-06-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Raysaint
Small Animal Nutrition download

I read that this textbook is one of the leading authorities on nutrition. I figured it would cost to see it, but looks like a lot of it's no charge to read or download.

It's pretty in-depth but a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-28-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

Another place to get blood is on either side of the base of the tail, on the haunches. You may have to freehand lance it, or buy larger size lancets. And you can buy just a better lancet device. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help for Romeo

His insulin may be lasting, and it does weaken as the day goes on, but it may just be that the dose is just not enough. If there's room to increase and keep sugars in a safe range for the first 6...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-24-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,847
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

My dog is 25 lbs. and he eats 1.5 cans divided into 2 meals, and it maintains his weight perfectly.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-23-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Vetsulin bubbles?

The instructions for Caninsulin, the Canadian version, says to turn the vial upside down and back a few times. This gets the bottom crystals mixed into the solution.
Accomplishes the same thing as...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-20-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help for Romeo

The shape of the curve isn't too bad, looks like you just need a dose increase. Then another curve and repeat.

Don't worry too much about when nadir is, every dog is different. My dog has had 3...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help for little Piper?

My first thought is the dose is too high. 6.0 units for a 9 lb. dog is way above the normal starting dose, which is 0.5 units per kilogram (2.2 lbs. here in Canada.)
That would be 2 units.

And...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-16-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Blood sugar level before bed

It kinda depends on the blood sugar pattern (curve) during the night. Sometimes it's different than the day curve pattern.

My dog seems to have more of a straight line decrease during the night,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-14-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help for Romeo

I believe once sugar gets better regulated, the risk of UTI should decrease. As you said, high sugar can increase risk, that's common.
From what I've read, high sugar allows more bacteria to form...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help for Romeo

I agree, the food may be part of the problem. More carbohydrate content may help. Low carb is usually not best for diabetics, human or dog. Without carbs, the insulin uses all the blood sugar up...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Recent diagnoses...completely overwhelmed!

Take a deep breath. There are links on here to give you a basic education about managing dog diabetes. That's a good start.

Know that regulation takes time, sometimes lots of time, but that's OK....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-03-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

By general sugar levels, I meant the range between highs and low. If the whole 12 hours is on the high side, you’re safe to increase.

Vets here in Canada start the dose at 0.5 units per kilogram...
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