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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By lyonellen
Re: ReliOn insulin

I just went to Walmart to purchase insulin for Violet Sept 3rd 2012) and they said it now cost $70 I was paying $24 since 2010 they said that Lily was providing it any more. Does anyone know what...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-20-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,379
Posted By lyonellen
Re: Old lurker, new poster -- my buddy's going blind

Violet is quickly losing her sight. I have noticed that ear ears are up almost all the time now and she is smelling more. Does anyone have advice for a Blind dog living with 2 other seeing dogs?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,361
Posted By lyonellen
Re: Madigan Doesn't Read the Book

After 4 months of playing ring around the couch when it was time for Violet to get her insulin she is getting way better at just letting me pick her up and I turn her away from me and give it to her...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,006
Posted By lyonellen
Re: Min Pin dx with diabetes - Seeking Advice

I must say though although Violet is so mellow getting a curve on her turned out to be impossible! She would twist and turn and and never allow me to get her settled enough to prick AND get the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Hello yes I love Min Pins I have three and they just have so much character. Violet spoiled me right away by being such a loving and mellow dog, got two more, second one (Sweet Pea) lets you know if...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Took Violet to the Vet yesterday for her vaccinations and more blood work and to have the vet check her. 4 Months ago when she was diagnosed she weighed 21lbs now she is 16 and a half pounds. She...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-28-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Ok thank you just concerned.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Violet hurt her leg again yesterday, couldn't put any weight on her right front until late last night, I have no idea how she did it I was home with her all day. Is this something that could be...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-24-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,709
Posted By lyonellen
Re: Does anyone have trouble giving their dog shots?

Hi been awhile since I have posted. I also have a Min Pin, she is 7 diagnosed late Nov, 2010 so it has only been a few months. She is the worlds most mellow Min Pin taking her blood sugar by myself...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Vet just called, her BG was 350 and she said she didn't find anything wrong with her spine, she is favoring her left back leg but doesn't seem in pain, her knew pops out easily though. She is going...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

I tried to get a BG but couldn't. Pricked her three times but she was getting to upset.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

neuropathy? Violet's back legs wouldn't hold her this morning I got her fed and gave her the insulin and she started walking but I could see her legs were still a problem. I called the vet and took...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 37,322
Posted By lyonellen
Re: Diabetic Veterinary Diets: Which Do/Have You Used?

My Violet would spit it out also, but I took a can of the WD and sliced it up and cut it up into cookies sizes, then baked it in the oven at 350 until dry. All my dogs love it this way, makes a good...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-20-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By lyonellen
Re: Diagnosed Two Days Ago

Welcome, I am very new to this as well. I have three Min Pins, ages 7, 6 and 4 1/2. My oldest Violet has been on insulin since just before Christmas 2010. It is very over whelming at first but it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-20-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 55,683
Posted By lyonellen
Re: Sparky just diagnosed (sister Chloe has Cushings) and I am petrified!

I am so sorry, one is hard enough it changes your whole life. I just met with my vet Tues regarding my Min Pin Violet who was diagnosed in Dec with Diabetes. I took in a list of 30 questions that I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

I thought it might be low blood sugar. I did give Violet the syrup first before I gave her food. Good thing Maple syrup tastes so good! I know how lucky I am that Violet is such a mellow sweet Min...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-11-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

I also was able to calibrate my AlphaTRAK with my vet, they order the control solution and I went in with my test strips and monitor and she used theirs. I feel more comfortable now with using my...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-11-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Violet put a scare into me this morning. I was able to give her insulin last night, but when I got up this morning and was getting ready to go to work, I notice she didn't seem to feel good. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-04-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Going back to work after having two weeks off has gotten both Violet and I off our schedule. I was up at 5:30am trying to get her to eat so I could give her the insulin and still make it out the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Thank you every one for your support!! I really mean it. Violet and I had a wonderful day along with my other girls, Sweet Pea and Heather. I spent just a lot of time giving them all lots of love...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-31-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

I was able to Abbott Lab who make the AlphaTRAK and they suggested testing with the control solution to be sure the meter is calibrated right, my vet will talk to them on Monday about it. Hopefully...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-29-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Thank you for responding, well least now I have a back up meter if I need it. Good to know that the results can be different between meters and the lab.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-29-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Thank you I will continue to use the AlphaTRAK hopefully I can get a hold of them and maybe get a replacement. I am going to attempt a 24 hr BG Thurs by myself, the Vet says I need to get one or she...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-29-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

Got the BG results from the lab today. It was 365, the vet's AlphaTRAK read 360, mine AlphaTRAK read 306. Big difference, I will try to contact AlphaTRAK to find out what to do. In the mean while...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-28-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,520
Posted By lyonellen
Re: New Min Pin member

I will try the warm cloth, I have my alarm set for midnight so I don't miss. I HAVE to learn to do this for Violet so I can give her the care that she deserves. It is just so hard because she...
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