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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-12-2019, 10:43 AM
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Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Sugarversary

Very nice:) Not seeing any diabetic symptoms is a big deal!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-12-2019, 06:01 AM
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Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Help.. Please:Dental Friday For Suzie

The last time Lily was anesthetised was during cataract surgery.

I didn’t feed her the morning of surgery, but gave her 1/4 dose of insulin. They monitored her BG during the procedure and had a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-06-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,747
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Weird BG curve

Lilyís on a mixture of 13 units of Novolin N and 3 units of Novolin R. She gets the R to flatten out her food spike. In her case, it has the added benefit of prolonging the life of her insulin to 12...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-02-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,923
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

Sounds like a good plan.

I wouldnít bother with a fructosomine test, which shows the average BG over the past 2 - 3 weeks. A BG curve is more accurate in that it shows real time BG levels and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-27-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Has anyine switched from VETSULIN to NOVOLIN 70/30??

Hi Fran. I agree with jesse girl, Novolin 70/30 might not be the right mix. Youíd have more flexibility with an adjustable N/R mix. It would be important to start with just N and see what her curves...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-27-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Newly diagnosed Flea

Nice work with the home testing!

Stress can certainly cause fluctuations in BG numbers, but I don’t think you are seeing rebound here.

Along with eliminating diabetic symptoms, our goal is to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-24-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

If heís low, you really need to intervene and give him Karo Syrup, even if heís not showing symptoms. That will get his BG up a lot faster than food. You never want to risk the possibility of a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2019, 05:21 PM
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Views: 26,580
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Procedure Used by Vet's to Regulate Dog Diabetes

So sorry to read about Tee passing. With your help, he lived a long and loving life. Cherish the memories. RIP Tee.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-14-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,923
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

Yes. You can certainly go to the .5cc (mL) syringes. They have a 20 unit capacity and some like this brand have half unit markings......
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-12-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Athena. Newly DX: Diabetes

Thatís kinda crazy. Dogs are type 1 diabetics, meaning their pancreas no longer produces insulin. They are completely dependent on injected insulin. Their lives depend on it.

Some diabetic dogs...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-12-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 72,591
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Lily - My English Setter

jesse girl, Bonnie, Daisydog, Isabelle, Judi, Bill... Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-11-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Athena. Newly DX: Diabetes

As far as treats go, this is what I give to Lily. They donít mess with her blood glucose levels at all.

https://i.postimg.cc/rwPtJMKs/6-A228-C66-4-E09-49-DC-92-A6-FF1507-C09-AAE.jpg...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-11-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 72,591
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Lily - My English Setter

I haven’t posted anything about Lily for a few months. It’s been a tough time for me and my family, as my beautiful wife of 49 years, Pat, passed away on December 1. Times like this really make you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Athena. Newly DX: Diabetes

You are doing fine. It is normal to see higher numbers on the first curve. Like jesse girl said, 14 units is a very conservative starting dose for a 114 lb dog. The normal starting dose for a 114lb...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-09-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Athena. Newly DX: Diabetes

Hi and welcome to the forum to you and Athena.

To answer you question about the frequency of doing a 12 hour curve, it normally takes a week for a dogís body to adjust to insulin increases. The...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-19-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Higher numbers usually imply that the dose is too high (Rebound). The jump from 6 to 8 units was probably too much.

His BG numbers on 6 units are not that bad. If it were me, I’d drop back to 6.5...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-18-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,027
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Help! I accidentally gave my dog too much insulin!

Happy Birthday to Snickers! Well done:)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-15-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Hi. Happy to see that the vet is recommending that you do his curves at home. Far less stress that way. Itís also very good that his thirst level has gone down. His weight should recover once his BG...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Bad fastings for 2 weeks, why?

Very nice. Good work:)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-29-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,923
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

At 11 units, I think you have plenty of room for increases, especially considering his Cushings.

I like Natalieís suggestion of maybe introducing a fast acting insulin like Novolin R to get his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-16-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Bad fastings for 2 weeks, why?

I see in your signature that you vary the add ons to his food. Maybe sticking with one of the add ons, like pumpkin, for several days in a row might give more consistent fasting numbers.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-07-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,923
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

Can you post the results of the curve on 8 units of Vetsulin? Donít get discouraged. Even at 8 units, you are only 2 units above the normal starting dose for a dog of Yukonís weight. Glad you are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Bad fastings for 2 weeks, why?

I know he has had better, but those fasting numbers donít look too bad. Are his non fasting numbers also higher than normal?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-03-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: New Member Rudy

Nice! Good going:)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-02-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: New Member Rudy

Hi and welcome to you and Rudy.

If you haven’t already done so, please read about managing your dog’s diabetes at http://www.k9diabetes.com/.

As jesse girl mentioned, Levemir is a very powerful...
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