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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 08:41 AM
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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: 1,082
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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
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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: 1,082
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: 593
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: 2,064
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: 103
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: 593
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: 8
Views: 208
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: 590
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: 593
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: 593
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: 185
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: 1,082
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, youíre safe to increase.

Vets here in Canada start the dose at 0.5 units per kilogram...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,064
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

I think most believe that home testing is so important. It lets you have more control over the management. And it saves you trips and money.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 37,245
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help! Need diet advice!

https://dogfood.guide/allergies/

https://petlifetoday.com/best-dog-food-for-allergies/

Here's some reading you can look thru and check the ingredients and fat level on the manufacturers sites....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

A 14 lb dog probably should be on more than one unit of insulin. A starting dose would be 3 - 4 units. If her insulin is not enough, then her sugar will be very high, and that will cause her to lose...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,064
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

Are you not home testing? Doubling her food will surely affect her sugars. You could be testing and adjusting the dose once a week as needed.

Does the vet want her to stay on 2 cans a day? Her...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-28-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,138
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Insulin

if his biggest spike is just after meals, that can be normal for some; dogs and people. Then if sugar comes down, as it should, thatís also normal.

From his latest curve, where does sugar get...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-27-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,138
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Insulin

Going from 678 to the 400ís is good. The big spike after eating could just be his metabolism. Have you ever had his thyroid checked. To ensure there isnít a metabolism issue affecting how food and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-27-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

Lethargy is common when blood sugar is high. Still not sure why the vet said to give insulin 30 minutes after meals. Sugar usually starts to rise soon after eating, so you need to get the insulin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

There are links in the main forum to start a basic understanding and education.

While it sounds very complicated, diabetes comes down to feeding the right food, and that doesn't have to be a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,138
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Insulin

Refresh my memory, was he on NPH insulin before? And did you increase the dose enough, and over enough time, to get improving numbers?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,559
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help! I accidentally gave my dog too much insulin!

While this is always a sad time, it should also be a time to remember how blessed you were to have her with you for such a long time. A very full life for your dog. You were both very fortunate.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-19-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs

It doesnít appear to be long term study, more a bunch of observations with some similarities. Not conclusive enough yet to make me change a diet that is working.
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