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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 10:50 AM
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Posted By DebEsco
Re: Problems with glucose meter

What human meter do you use?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 08:17 AM
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Posted By DebEsco
Problems with glucose meter

Iíve been using the AlphaTrak 2 but their strips are sooo expensive that I have been using Pet Sure strips which were half the price. This week Iíve been upset to be getting high readings over 500,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

The brand is Whole Life, made and sourced in US. I also checked the all turkey jerky, also made in US.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-06-2019, 07:26 PM
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Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Thanks I will check.
Deb
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-06-2019, 06:01 AM
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Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Just an update on Romeo. I found a vet internist I really love. She is working with me to fune tune insulin. Since he is still losing weight (though it has slowed down significantly since your...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-28-2019, 05:55 AM
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Views: 3,123
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Having trouble drawing enough blood w/o hurting her; how do I curb her hunger?

I highly recommend the Genteel lancing system. Costs about $100 on Amazon, and there are videos of dog owners using it. You shave a tiny area on each side of base of tail (see their videos). Heat the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-28-2019, 05:38 AM
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Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Thanks so much. We will continue to tweek. Iím experimenting with putting the plunger between the half mark and 2. Your comment that it took two years was helpful. Patience!
Deb
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-25-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

I was a bit hasty in celebrating. His numbers looked great all morning. 256, 175, 227 two hours apart. At 2:00 went up to 417, 4pm 447 , 6:45 426 fasting. Insulin at 7. Heís down to 353 at 8:45 and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-25-2019, 07:23 AM
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Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

I am ecstatic! With your advice of putting him back on his regular kibble (which I have now done 100% instead of half high protein), and the resolution of his UTI with the antibiotics plus the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-24-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Vetsulin bubbles?

Ok thanks. Iíll try that.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-23-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for little Piper?

My vet told me to give Romeo low carb food too. I had all kinds of ups and downs and several hypoglycemic episodes. Advice here convinced me to go back to his regular food. He feels much better, his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-23-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By DebEsco
Vetsulin bubbles?

Does anyone else use Vetsulin? Instructions from manufacturer say to shake it to activate the crystals, then wait til foam disappears. I do, but get tons of fizzy little bubbles in it which I am sure...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-20-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

So, though he seems more playful and has stopped losing weight, he is still having many issues. Peeing and drinking like crazy. Blood curve yesterday, after a week of antibiotics for UTI, was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-19-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Vestibular Disease

My non diabetic dog Daisy had vestibular problem when she was 15, head tilted to one side and could not stand. We thought it was a stroke but vet said no and put her on an antibiotic and something...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-19-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for little Piper?

I will be very interested to hear replies to this. Iíve been experiencing pretty much the same scenario since my toy poodle Romeo was diagnosed in Feb. we had some scary hypoglycemia occurring about...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 115,790
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

PS when he was first diagnosed vet put Freestyle Libre sensor on him. It was not accurate, 50 or more points higher than blood test. And it irritated him so much he kept wiggling on his back til he...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 115,790
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

I test Romeo on his butt, rotating sides. I shave the area, use sock with beans heated to warm the area, and use Genteel lancing device which uses a slight vacuum to get the drop. On days I do the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Supersweet Ruby - 7 years with Diabetes

So sorry for your loss. 7 years is quite an achievement.
Deb
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

So Romeo appears to feel better, more playful. His sugar is about 350 on waking, a bit higher at night but nothing close to the 500s he was getting. Waiting til Sunday to do a full blood curve....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-14-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Hi, Found our yesterday Romeo has a bladder infection. Vet thinks that could explain the 500s. Itís a vicious cycle. High sugar causes infection, infection causes higher sugar. Sheís culturing it to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-13-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

I thought I had posted last night but evidently did not save it. Iím giving him half his old L.I.D. dog food (sweet potato and bison) and half high protein food to ease him back into the old food. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Thanks for the clue about the food. I had a problem with finding a good diabetic friendly food for him. Doc wanted him on Hills w/d. I quickly found out that just about all the diabetic formulas had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By DebEsco
Help for Romeo

Romeo, my toy poodle, was diagnosed diabetic on Feb 1. We have been through a lot. In the beginning, he was put on Humulin N which did not control his diabetes well. He would reach nadir about 2 or 3...
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