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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-14-2020, 08:16 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Jesse appreciates her friends from across the pond that support her and she supports them

Thanks
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-12-2020, 06:12 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Thanks everyone for the well wishes . Jesse really appreciates it . Yes mo it seems like a long time ago when this started and then at times it feels like yesterday . Its nice to here form you Eileen...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-10-2020, 07:04 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Update on jesse girl

It is her 16th birthday and has been diabetic for 10.5 years . I reduced her dose by 1.5 units down to 6.5 units as she was running a bit low . Her sugar is running from 100...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-01-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

The infection may have played a part in the higher numbers

Glad it was figured out . Anytime jesse has an upset belly I fast her for 24 hours and then return food in smaller portions until stools...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-30-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,752
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Scruff the Schnauzer, Rest in Peace 10/31/15

Glad to see everything is going good . Jesse will have her 16 birthday in october and we take it one day at a time . Wow a coyote . Jesse once went straight up on a hill to where a coyote was and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-23-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

Maybe things are beginning to settle . I was the same way and did whatever I could do to get her numbers down . I also wanted to preserve her sight and she has not developed cataracts . Not sure why...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-22-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

What I have seen with a new vial of insulin it has to settle for a bit . Like just about everything it can take a week or 2 . It was always frustrating to see a new bottle degrading regulation . I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-16-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Not sure what to do.....

Great update . Yes most say the dosing stays about the same as far as units given . Of course the amount is different . Glad things are going well and keep us posted .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-18-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,241
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

Either way is possible . Your best bet is to find a way to be consistent so your not constantly have to adjust and modify . I understand that maybe difficult with the challenges Yuki is under but i...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-18-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,241
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

Consistency is usually your friend . You really want to stay away from dosing more than an hour or 2 after meal as you may see overlap with the next dose

What i have learned is the more...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-18-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,241
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

Not unusual. I have seen jesse drop after meals . I think we look at dogs being like humans and digest food similarly but they dont . My thought dogs dont produce much immediate blood sugar from food...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

Yes you work with what you got . A dog is happy as long as we are happy and joyful around them .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2020, 08:02 AM
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Views: 28,241
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

As I suggested You could switch to one meal a day . Jesse has done that for her almost entire diabetic life . Its funny she would gladly eat twice a day or more but its the only way I could get her...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

Its nice to see the process on figuring out K9 diabetes and like you and Pippi some of it is luck that drops into your lap . In general it appears the blue buffalo high protein diets are not that...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Diabetes Now Hypoglycemia-Help

I guess you could say your dog is not producing sugar to work with the amount of injected insulin you are giving . An upset belly points to something going on with digestion and that can affect sugar...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-02-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

You could also try to reduce the dose to see if you can reduce that big drop early in the curve as an easy thing to try before trying new insulin . Its also possible it may take a bit more time to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 102,460
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Happy birthday Lily . Mike you two have done amazing job with such a long happy dogs life with this disease and other challenges to go along with diabetes . Its always a balancing act . You and Lily...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,172
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Phoebe's insolent is over 600 out of nowhere

Keep us apprised . Hopefully just an odd ball event but you definitely want to monitor
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,172
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Phoebe's insolent is over 600 out of nowhere

It could be bad reading . Low battery on the meter . Check to make sure the meter is working well and give it a few days to see if its just a blimp on the radar . If you continue to see a change in...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-23-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,754
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

what you are looking to do is a curve which is a test every 2 hours for 12 hours. Now since you have this self testing device every hour maybe better some people do a 24 hour curve

once you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,754
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

The diet looks healthy . Maybe lacking some carbs but if blood sugar and stools are good then you should be ok . Jesse started on a raw diet that wasn't balanced and her stools displayed that . We...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-19-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,754
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

You may need to put a bit more pressure with the lance device against the inner lip and holding that pressure for a second after activating the device and the then remove the device . Now you can...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-18-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,754
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

I actually use a thin lancet on jesse who is a beagle that have a long snout like your dog which means there is plenty of inner lip to test. Maybe the lance device setting may need to be a bit deeper...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-17-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,754
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

Agreed very nice . Might need a thicker lancet . Usually I have no problem getting blood from the inner lip . Are you pricking above the canine tooth ?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Sounds like a plan
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