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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-16-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By mrgregj
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

I'm not sure where you're trying to do the blood tests, but if you're not having any luck with the lip and ear try the "carpal paw pad." Its the one highest up on their front legs. I have had a lot...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-08-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Once a Week Insulin for Dogs and Humans

Has anyone heard any updates on this 1 week insulin?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-25-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Ocu-Glo Rx Pills

I started to give my dog the Ocu-Glo daily when I first started to notice cataracts and vision problems in Aug 2018. He hasnt had any problems or complications with it and he still has some...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-01-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By mrgregj
Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Today is our 1 year anniversary since Charlie was diagnosed with Diabetes! While it is sad thinking back to those early days of struggling with this new change in our lives, it is definitely better!...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-21-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Surplus insulin and supplies

I am so sorry to hear that :(

That is great you are offering it here, and I am sure it will be put to good use.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-27-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Flea control

I use Nexgard which is a chewable and I haven't noticed any issues with my dogs diabetes.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By mrgregj
New Therapy Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes In Humans And Dogs...

I found this article interesting and promising that there is potentially a way to reverse Type 1 diabetes in not only our dogs but humans...
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-06-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,816
Posted By mrgregj
Re: New here

Thats great youre keeping track of everything!

have you tried pricking the carpal pad? I have had a lot of luck with that since I couldnt get any blood from the ear. Its the pad thats higher up...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Mini schnauzer just diagnosed with diabetes and severe pancreatitis

I have been feeding my dog Natural Balance Fat Dogs. Its higher in fiber and lower in fat compared to other store bought foods. My dog suffered from a couple episodes of pancreatitis and wouldn't...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-22-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,816
Posted By mrgregj
Re: New here

bring something like honey or syrup incase the blood sugar drops drastically low and you need to bring it up.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-08-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,532
Posted By mrgregj
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,989
Posted By mrgregj
Re: My dog diagnosed beginning of Fed 2018

10IU of vetsulin seems quite high for a 19lb dog. I wonder if the vet was referring to 10IU in a U100 syringe for some reason? That would make it 4IU of a U40 syringe which would seem more on par...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,585
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Glucose test poke success

have you tried the carpal pad on the front paws? Its the pad that sits a little higher and doesnt touch the ground when they walk. I struggled quite a bit with blood tests with my dog as well, I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Recommended food?

Thank you for the tips everyone! I have reached out to my vet as well and they recommended Hills Metabolic dry and wet, and also Royal Canin Gastrointentinal Fiber Response. I will give those a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-02-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By mrgregj
Recommended food?

What are some of you feeding your diabetic pups? My dog Charlie seems to get bored of a food after a couple weeks so id like to have a few different options to rotate through. He absolutely doesn't...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-14-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By mrgregj
Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

I'm having a hard time coping with Charlie's diabetes. The time commitment and injections are overwhelming. I've never been a fan of needles myself so having to poke him all the time is really...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-13-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 68,464
Posted By mrgregj
Re: Sammie Addisons/Diabetes

Hi Toofer, my dog Charlie who had been diagnosed with Addison's about 2.5 years ago, just got diagnosed with diabetes about 2 weeks ago. I am wondering if the dose of prednisone he was on is what...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-10-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,249
Posted By mrgregj
Re: New Automatic Injection Device

Thank you! This looks like such a great solution for those having trouble with injections. I feel like it should be more widely known.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,249
Posted By mrgregj
Re: New Automatic Injection Device

Hi thanks for the quick reply. Sorry I was referring to the Autoject 2 device that Pat3332 was using on his dog Bailey. It looks like I can just use the u40 syringes I have with this device.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-09-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,249
Posted By mrgregj
Re: New Automatic Injection Device

Hello, my dog Charlie was just diagnosed with diabetes last week and we are starting to struggle with his insulin injections. I have larger hands and trying to use the tiny syringes that came with...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-02-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By mrgregj
My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Hello, my dog Charlie (9yrs 12lbs) was just diagnosed with diabetes yesterday. This is a new and scary situation for us and I am hoping this community can provide some support for us as we start...
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