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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-29-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Isabelle
Re: Safe Joint Supplements

Isabelle, who has been diabetic for 2 years, has taken Glycoflex III since she had her cruciate ligament repaired 7 years ago.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-20-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Thank you for your words of encouragement.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-17-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

An update on Isabelle- she turned 10 two days ago. She was diagnosed almost 2 years ago, took 10 months to regulate, has had numerous UTI's, has a partial cataract in one eye and had a piece of a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-26-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Amoxicillin raise BG??

Izzy has been on antibiotics frequently in the past year for recurring UTI's and then again for a esophagus problem. The infections increased her blood sugar levels but once the antibiotics started...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-08-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,229
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Giving treats and testing their effect

Izzy gets U.S made dried chicken that I get at our local boutique dog store. She also loves red pepper and pea pods but only gets a bit. She used to get carrot but it made her sugar go through the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-14-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

No crystals; not sure about the Ph . I will ask the vet
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-13-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

AAGH - yet another urinary tract infection! It seems like Izzy has a UTI every three months. This time is has been only 2 months since she finished her last course of antibiotics. Tomorrow I pick...
Forum: Everything Else 08-26-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Dog Chew Warning

Izzy's esophagus has healed much better than expected but now the vets are trying to get her blood glucose stabilized on long lasting insulin. The hospital staff has been regularly checking her...
Forum: Everything Else 08-21-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Dog Chew Warning

Thank you for the encouragement. I went to see her in the hospital. She wagged her tail and was thrilled to see us. Her esophagus was badly damaged and time will tell if it will heal. She will be...
Forum: Everything Else 08-20-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Isabelle
Dog Chew Warning

My Isabelle, an aggressive chewer, is in the hospital after getting a piece of a cow trachea lodged in her esophagus. After a day of looking for something related to her diabetes to explain her...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-12-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

I just wanted to post an update on Isabelle - she is great! She was initially diagnosed in June, 2016 and a year ago this weekend, I was trying to stay calm as she would not eat and was extremely ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-22-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 208,484
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used

Diet: 6 am - Royal Canin Gastrotestinal kibble (1 cup) with a teaspoon of Royal Canin Gastrointestinal canned, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin, herb mixture for elevated liver enzymes and 1 squirt of salmon...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-06-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,109
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Winston's Thread

This is an interesting thread for me and Izzy. Her sky high triglycerides were diagnosed four years ago. She had the thyroid test and tested normal. Her diet was changed and salmon oil added - and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Chew "bones' for dogs with diabetes

Thanks for all of the suggestions. We tried cow trachea but we will give a ranger rib a try. She turns up her nose at Nylabones and antlers.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Scared/Overwhelmed

I was a wreck for the first month. I was completely overwhelmed and would start crying at the drop of a hat. This forum was such a help - both for information as well as for emotional support. It...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Isabelle
Re: High sugar from eating what she shouldnt have!

I agree with all of the other posts. After a few rainy days and therefore, less walks, I decided to let Izzy chew on a raw marrow bone (with the marrow scooped out). Well, she loved it but for her,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By Isabelle
Chew "bones' for dogs with diabetes

I used to give Izzy a hollowed out marrow bone to chew on - she loved it and it kept her teeth clean. However, they make her blood sugar rise. I give her other cow parts and they do not have the...
Forum: Everything Else 05-15-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,666
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Milk Thistle and SAMe

I use milk thistle for Izzy's liver enzymes (which are elevated, a common problem with Scotties) and Sam E for her elevated triglycerides.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-13-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

We just kept slowly increasing her insulin dose - the shape of her curves were always good, but the numbers were always high. They slowly decreased and it took 10 months to achieve the great numbers!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-07-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

After 10 months of slowly increasing units of insulin, too many bladder infections - Isabelle finally had a great curve with levels ranging from a low of 80 to a high of 180 with a good shape. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-26-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

I will talk to the vet about the pumpkin. Thanks for the advice
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-25-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Izzy is 25 pounds and is at 15 units; she was diagnosed 7 months ago. I was fortunate to have started pet insurance when we adopted her almost 6 years ago so I am reimbursed for 90% for all of the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-25-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

We have never seen numbers in the 100's or 200's since she was diagnosed. The vet thinks either a higher dose or a new type of insulin. Thanks for your insight
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-25-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

The vet did a curve last Friday and we are perplexed. 350 at 8:00 (breakfast and 15cc of humulin N were given at 6:00am). Her levels steadily rose until 2:30 when the level was 465 and rose to 480...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-23-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,264
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

We are 6 months since Izzy's diabetes diagnosis. She is still not regulated, with levels in the 300's/400's, but it is an improvement from the 500/600 levels when she was initially diagnosed. We...
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