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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-04-2019, 05:17 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Unfortunately this update will not be as good as the last.

The vet advised us to keep the dose at 6 after his curve on 2/19 despite the low numbers so we continued at 6 with 5.5 ounces of food....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-19-2019, 02:02 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

It's been awhile, so I wanted to stop in and give an update on Rocky. I'll post his last four curves first...

1/29
Fasted- 248
5:30- 4 oz of food and 6u
6:30- 215
8:30- 118
10:30- 111
12:30-...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-24-2019, 09:04 AM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

That's what I thought too, that's why I did the karo followed up by food. I was actually kind of mad when my husband was relaying the conversation to me. I was like oh, wait until he's in danger to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2019, 05:18 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

I was definitely planning on dropping again, but our vet called and she said to stay at 6 and test at 3 hours after dinner and breakfast since thatís his lowest point. She said skip the karo, just do...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2019, 02:21 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

I was glad we caught it too and didn't just assume the dose was good after last week's curve. I suspected he was going to be running low after his "good" curve last week where he was dipping below...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2019, 10:49 AM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Another check at 10:30. 98 this time. Much better, but we will still keep checking every hour. Hopefully it doesn't go down again before dinner.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2019, 09:40 AM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Just did another check, it's been an hour. It read 61 this time. Gave him some more karo and a little more food. Will check again in another hour.

jesse girl, that's definitely the hard part. I'm...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2019, 08:55 AM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Today we are doing another curve and at his 8:30 check just now we got a reading of 58. I'd definitely been suspecting low numbers, but not this low. I gave him some corn syrup and food, about half...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2019, 03:06 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

I'm not going to be much help, but just wanted to add that our dogs have similar health conditions with the cushing's and allergies and we just got a good curve result today with 8u of vetsulin. He's...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2019, 02:48 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

We did his curve today for the 8 units. Great results!

Fasted- 267
5:30- Breakfast and 8u
6:30- 290
8:30- 96
10:30- 101
12:30- 111
2:30- 197
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2019, 05:01 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

The husband just reported in. Nothing on the ultrasound! Yay!

The internist said we did the right thing with cutting back on his food and increasing his insulin and to continue with what we've...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2019, 03:50 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Do you give your dog probiotics?

We're still unregulated so I don't know about the diabetes part, but Rocky had been having intermittent diarrhea so we started using Proviable probiotic as well as slippery elm. The combination...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2019, 03:19 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Sorry for the delay in posting the curves.

12/18 - 8 units (This was after the jump from 6 to 8)
Fasted- 424
5:30- Breakfast and 8u
6:30- 474
8:30- 431
10:30- 412
12:30- 442
2:30- 559
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-06-2019, 09:34 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Weíve done a few curves in the time since I last posted but Iím on my iPad right now so Iíll post those probably tomorrow when Iím on my computer, just wanted to pose a question thatís really bugging...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-20-2018, 08:32 AM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

I should clarify our timeline a bit since I donít think itís very clear from my wordy posts.

Diagnosis, 1 week at 4 units, curve at hospital.
1 week at 5 units, curve at hospital.
1 week at 6...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-19-2018, 06:09 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Well our vet thought the same thing, that the dose may be too high. She consulted with a different vet from the hospital who suggested increasing another unit and if the numbers keep going up to do...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-18-2018, 07:53 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Completed his first at home curve today and his numbers are even higher than before. I'll post today's as well as last week's since I didn't post it yet.

12/11 (Done at the veterinary hospital...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-17-2018, 09:35 AM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Weíve been doing a dose for a week at a time up until the quick change from 7 to 8 due to the hospital not getting the lab results until the day after his curve. Their instructions were to do 7 if...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-15-2018, 01:13 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Yes, every 12 hours, 5:30 am/pm. We have our little routine down:

Around 5:00-5:15 my husband and I eat our meal so he can have the last bite. Then my husband feeds the dogs while I get their...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-14-2018, 02:45 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Itís been a rough week here!

Tuesday he had his curve at the hospital. They tested using our alphatrak2 as well. Their numbers were consistently about 120 points lower than ours. They sent the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2018, 01:59 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Just a bit of an update. Heís been acting pretty good the last few days. Heís gone on a couple short walks, his water consumption has gone down overall except for about a two hour window after he...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-04-2018, 07:29 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Reading here always gives me a bit of my sanity back. Especially realizing 2 weeks in is not very long.

I guess what makes me feel like itís a race is his weight loss. Seeing him look like a dog...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-04-2018, 04:09 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Oh lordy.

So this afternoon he's been sleeping quite a bit and not drinking as much as he has been. The less drinking I figured was good, but the more sleeping was not. I was actually worried he...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-04-2018, 11:08 AM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

I always read labels with him, I've gotten so used to it over the years. I decided to go with the pumpkin and oatmeal because I thought he'd eat those better. He's definitely not a veggie dog. It...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-03-2018, 05:49 PM
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Posted By rocksmom
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

I know, I definitely am not changing for the fun of it. If he wasn't having reflux and what looks like allergy symptoms I would wait. I'm going to try to keep the amount the same as far as total...
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