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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Yesterday, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Raysaint
Re: Please help me regular her sugar??

High protein is not ideal in most cases. Moderate protein and moderate carbs, with low fat is the standard protocol.

Carbs last longer in the body and help balance the insulin, to stay more in a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
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Re: Alphatrak test strips? where do you buy them?

I also test every morning, to see where the day starts at, so that I can make slight adjustments if needed to food, treats, walks, etc.
Also, checking every day lets you see any trends that might be...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2019, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diabetes and Blindness! Did your dog go blind?!

My maltipoo was diagnosed Feb. 2017, and so far so good. Has a small cataract in one eye that is stable.

I add foods that are high in betacarotene and other good eye nutrients. Sweet potato, wild...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 50
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Alphatrak test strips? where do you buy them?

From what I know, that's a pretty good price. Here in Canada, my vet charges $120.00 for 50, I refused to pay it so they reduced it to $80.00.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-25-2019, 08:28 AM
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Views: 48,400
Posted By Raysaint
Re: When should I increase his insulin?

Jesse makes good points, we can't control the process like we want. Diabetes is full of ups and downs. It's knowing when the ups/highs are more than a slight hiccup.
Consistent forever regulation is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-18-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,257
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Introducing Luna

OMG, I never expected something so quick. God's message was clear I guess.
Know that Luna enjoyed every day with you all, and that's the best we can do. Make them happy and they make us happy.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-15-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

With some dogs, and humans, fastings may not be consistent. I check my dog's fasting every morning and record it.

I asterisk any fasting I deem "high", more than I like. Anything over 250. He'll...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-14-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,257
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Introducing Luna

Check out this supplement. My vet recommended it when our chihuahua had a high enzyme. Turns out the high enzyme was partially caused by gum disease.

High enzymes I think don't necessarily always...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-10-2019, 10:44 AM
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Views: 15,509
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Questions about Yuki

Yes, it's only the syringe part that's different, the needle is still 30 or 31 gauge.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-04-2019, 06:26 AM
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Views: 48,400
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Questions about my boy Mochi

Things like this could cost a lot of money to examine and there still be no cure.
Arthritis is only manageable, not curable. Who knows if it is not bad enough to make him not want to put weight on...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-03-2019, 08:42 AM
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Views: 48,400
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Questions about my boy Mochi

Post what his 6:00 p.m. sugar is. If it's lower than 175, that might just be his sugar pattern, having his lower numbers early or late in the day.

As for his leg, did he have an x-ray? Anything...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-02-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,257
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Introducing Luna

Did your vet do a physical exam of the spine and legs, to see if any spot produced pain?

My dog just slightly injured himself, where he couldn't jump up on the couch or go up stairs easily. My vet...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-25-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help! Sugars will not go down (newly diagnosed)

Alpha Traks are preset in how they measure, did you buy it from the U.S.?

Jessegirl is right, complete curves will give you an idea of the sugar pattern over 12 hours. Trying to guess when peak...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-24-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help! Sugars will not go down (newly diagnosed)

Like I said, it takes time. His sugars may not move hardly at all for weeks, especially if you are changing things.
Going from 23 to 36 units right away is a bit drastic. Looking for quick results...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-23-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Help! Sugars will not go down (newly diagnosed)

Take a deep breath. First thing to know is that this takes time, lots of time.
Changes in blood sugars will be slow and gradual, took me 2 years to reach regulation. Might take you 6 months, every...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-16-2019, 06:36 AM
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Views: 46,141
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Jesse girl

Definitely an inspiration for everyone, proving that determination, creativity and courage makes it all work. Feel proud for what you accomplish.
Healthy dogs are a happy life, wishing her many more.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-15-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 48,400
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Blood sugar a little off

No exercise can certainly affect sugar. What time did you usually walk him?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-14-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,084
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

I would go to a 12 hour schedule. The insulin generally lasts 12 hours, give or take, so overnight the insulin probably runs out and morning sugars will be quite high. So you'll always be fighting a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-03-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,084
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

I agree, sounds like sugar is still running high, which causes the peeing and the constant hunger, plus the weight loss, as the body isn't absorbing the food properly.
What is her weight? Maybe 4...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-02-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 15,509
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Questions about Yuki

Did the vet do any other kidney tests or exams?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-29-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Here we go again!!!!!!!!

Just be aware that treats like chicken or meat, etc have no real carb content, so the insulin could cause sugar to go lower than you like. When she doesn't eat give her carb treats, dog biscuits are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-25-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 15,509
Posted By Raysaint
Re: BUN/Creatinine

Any abnormal peeing behaviours?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-24-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

Sorry for my confusion, you're adding kibble just to give her more to eat (she's still hungry?) or you were worried her fastings were too low.

As for treats, I use Purebites dehydrated chicken...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-24-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

Adding 3 gr kibble to kibble, not sure I understand, might be interpretting it wrong.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-23-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

Adjustments take time to settle in, so don't get anxious if numbers don't improve right away. And know that a different food will change numbers again, so you'll be going thru the regulating process...
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