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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2018, 12:07 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Meters & Strips

You can use your own meter but some human meters give better results with dogs than others. The best so far we have found are OneTouch meters. Their chemical analysis seems to come closer to actual...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Insulin Duration of Action

Wonderful news! I'm happy to see that Levemir is working well.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Cairn diagnosed Feb 1 2018 -problems so far

So happy to hear she's feeling better!

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: ZOE with Her Odd Curve

The insulin is working - she just has a “mountain” curve instead of a valley. I actually really like mountain curves because lowest blood sugar occurs at mealtime and you don’t have to worry about...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 22,323
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My M.J. Has Diabete - Just Found Out Today

Bringing this grand old thread forward!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Desperate Husky mom from South Africa

As others have noted, her being unsprayed is a big part of the problem. Rarely, unsprayed female dogs are diabetic only when they are in heat and the blood sugar goes back to normal between cycles.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-21-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Desperate Husky mom from South Africa

Welcome to you and Tequila!

We actually have had a few members from South Africa over the years.

So at 21kg, she's about 46 pounds so a dose of 12 units of Isophane (NPH) is not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie

My apologies for the delay in approving your membership!

If he has tended to have pancreatitis at a particular time of year, I wonder if he could have a season allergy that irritates his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-12-2018, 01:31 PM
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Views: 48,647
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Monster Vinny

That's great news! Rubber bottom booties also work well.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-04-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diagnosed and struggling

I changed your user name for you! :) So now is Vegas' Mom.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,276
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: OMG..Has anyone seen BG 73-74 Before and After meals???

People share what they feel comfortable sharing. I don't want anyone to ever feel pressured to share more information than they want to, including photos, their names, their dogs' names. And,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My dog diagnosed beginning of Fed 2018

I was horrified to see that your vet put a 19 pound dog on 10 units of insulin per injection. That borders on malpractice and could have killed her.

What you witnessed was most likely very low...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,709
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Hershey

Usually doses of Vetsulin and NPH are fairly similar so I suspect that 8 units is just too low of a starting point and I wouldn't want to wait two weeks to raise the dose when it's half of what the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Latest food & product recalls

It's been scary lately! Lots of recalls recently.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,276
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: ? Thoughts "Focusing On Nadir" to Decrease Fasting BG??

In some cases, giving food to prevent a strong drop in blood sugar can "flatten" the curve because you are giving the body sugar when there's a lot of insulin kicking around looking for some.

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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: GSD diagnosed at 12 weeks, glucose still high

Are you doing curves or just spot checks?

At 139, the insulin dose can't go any higher.

Levemir wouldn't be my first choice for regulating a puppy because you can't finetune the dose...
Forum: Everything Else 04-13-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: when do you decide to get another dog?

We surprised ourselves and got one just two months later... I just hated being without a dog. Didn't know who I was without a dog to take care of after all those years of daily management with Chris....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,365
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Glucose test poke success

There are a few breeds of dogs that are infamous for being uncooperative with home blood testing (and just about any other kind of testing - and even the insulin injections) so you're definitely not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,365
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

I don't think so. EPI refers to the digestive enzymes not being produced rather than insulin. We have had a few dogs here with both diabetes and EPI so both is definitely a possibility.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,673
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Opportunity for giving... Bug passed away April 8, 2018

Bug wound up losing both of his eyes that year but once that was dealt with he got started on treatment for Cushing's disease and he returned to being the funny playful happy dog he had been before...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-08-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,673
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Opportunity for giving...

I am so sad to report that this beautiful pup, Bug (a Boston Pug mix), passed away this evening in his mum's loving arms after suddenly becoming very ill last night.

Those of you who so kindly...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-02-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,310
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Let's Start (March 17, 2008)

Hi Bonnie! Terri from the old CDMB is still struggling with cancer but is apparently hanging in there, in part perhaps because of her pups. Quincy recently passed away. Her Facebook account is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-31-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,658
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lucky Lacey Mini Schnauzer new diagnosis

Oh no... I'm so sorry to hear about Lacey. And she was so young. That's just not fair.

Looking back at your first post, you were so frightened for her when she was diagnosed with diabetes. That...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-31-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,986
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My angel Bandit... Mar 30, 2018

Aw... I'm so sorry. I was just looking at his adorable photo in your profile...

That sounds like possibly a brain tumor, which could have been the source of the seizures as well.

You two...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-30-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,310
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Let's Start-

This was March 17, 2008. Chris was still with us and the older forum on canine diabetes was falling apart so I started one to fill the gap that forum was going to leave.

Happy 10th anniversary...
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