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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2009, 06:02 PM
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Posted By grace.device
Re: Update on Patty's Ali

Ali seems a lot like Rolo - incredibly sensitive to tiny dose changes and no predictability to the NPH.

Rolo had no luck on the Lantus (as you know) but the Levemir is much better. Alone, it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Patty, we are doing pretty well! She is getting 1U of NovoRapid, plus her regular dinner (but no rice) at 5:30 - that is keeping her about even over the 2hrs. Her morning fastings have not been as...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-16-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,079
Posted By grace.device
Re: insulin cost comparison

Natalie, I will respectfully disagree about the inaccuracy of my post. All insulin (save Levemir) can begin to lose potency 28 days after first puncture, whether refrigerated or not. I am a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-15-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Thanks Anne, I'm pretty proud of us too! This is insulin 4 (and 5 if you count the NovoRapid) - we've tried Caninsulin, NPH, Lantus with no success, so I'm glad this worked out - we were all out of...
Forum: Insulin 06-15-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,530
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

I know it will be a bit of a battle getting the NR to cover the gap - it needs to cover her food, and stop a 200 point rise. I will start conservatively tonight with 1/4U NR with dinner at 5:45pm...
Forum: Insulin 06-14-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,530
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Good news and bad news from our curve yesterday. I tried thought the green beans had no effect based on the urine test but I was wrong. I left out the evening snack all together yesterday and today...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-14-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Good news and bad news from our curve yesterday. I tried thought the green beans had no effect based on the urine test but I was wrong. I left out the evening snack all together yesterday and today...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-12-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Good news. I didn't do any BGs today or yesterday (Rolo needed a break) but I did urine test.

Yesterday she was between negative & trace urine glucose @ 5:15; got chicken, but no green beans,...
Forum: Blood Glucose Testing, Meters, and Urine Testing 06-11-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,786
Posted By grace.device
Freestyle Strips in AlphaTrak Meter

Jan, I have not seen any difference between the AlphaTrak strips and the Freestyle Lite strips except in price! At higher levels (>350) there is some discrepancy (<50pts) but even two back to back...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

I'd appreciate anything you can find! I've found some things saying the duration is 6-24hrs depending on dose. None of my nursing or pharmacology texts even mention detemir (I didn't think I was...
Forum: Blood Glucose Testing, Meters, and Urine Testing 06-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,786
Posted By grace.device
Freestyle Strips Used in AlphaTrak Meter

And I don't want to barge in on another conversation, but I use the Freestyle Lite strips in my AlphaTrak with super results. I have done many, many, many back to back tests with the Alphatrak...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Thanks for those links. I hate to think the chicken is doing it (she loves her chicken) but I know it's a possibility. It's weird she doesn't get that spike at lunch but maybe it's a combination of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Kathy, most of my reading about Lantus vs. Levemir came from human boards since it just wasn't common in animals. Levemir actually seemed to be preferred because of a flatter action and more...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Natalie, I have no idea what happened with our bolus. When she was on the Lanuts, 0.5U NovoRapid was perfect, and kept her steady over 4hrs. Once I switched to the Levemir, she's needed so much...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Just thought I would update everyone on Rolo. She is doing well with no change in insulin. I'm giving her 35g rice with every meal, which leaves me with a tiny rise 2hrs after eating (about 20-30...
Forum: Insulin 06-11-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,530
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Just thought I would update everyone on Rolo. She is doing well with no change in insulin. I'm giving her 35g rice with every meal, which leaves me with a tiny rise 2hrs after eating (about 20-30...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

I did try it with the Levemir this morning, and got the same size drop. I am thinking that as long as it is the same droplet size, it doesn't matter if it's insulin or water, it should be the same...
Forum: Insulin 06-09-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,530
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

I did try it with the Levemir this morning, and got the same size drop. I am thinking that as long as it is the same droplet size, it doesn't matter if it's insulin or water, it should be the same...
Forum: Insulin 06-09-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,530
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Alright, after practicing for a looooong time last night with an old syringe and a bowl of water, I think I've mastered the microdoses. I successfully found a droplet size that is about 1/20th of a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Alright, after practicing for a looooong time last night with an old syringe and a bowl of water, I think I've mastered the microdoses. I successfully found a droplet size that is about 1/20th of a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Kathy, I saw those pages a while ago and just spent 45 minutes looking for them again this morning with no luck. Thank you so much for posting them!!

Grace
Forum: Insulin 06-08-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,530
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Sorry for the delay in updates, Rolo and I have been busy with insulin! She's switched over the Levemir now, and seems to be doing very well on it! Her bolus needs have dropped dramatically (from...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Sorry for the delay in updates, Rolo and I have been busy with insulin! She's switched over the Levemir now, and seems to be doing very well on it! Her bolus needs have dropped dramatically (from...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Natalie, my problem with the NPH was that it was never consistent in Rolo, even on the same food. If I had any predictable results, I could at least try to match up the correct food, but that never...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By grace.device
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Patty, thanks for that message from your mom, I missed seeing it last time.

I think I am about ready to call my Lantus trial a bust and move on. This morning I got a semi-wonderful 224 fasting....
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