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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-09-2022, 04:03 PM
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Re: New diabetic ,first at home curve. I need help understanding.

Is it definitely just an infection? No damage to cornea? Or inflammation in the eyes?

Those kinds of problems contribute to the rubbing and the rubbing can damage the eyes.

Is he wearing a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
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Re: Just Diagnosed Wednesday - totally stressed!

Always best to wait the 12 hours. You want to try to get on a regular schedule.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-02-2022, 12:25 AM
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Re: My Pebbles just diagnosed so scared

So to answer some of your questions,

Most dogs don't mind the injections at all. Main exceptions being Min Pins, who are notorious for being uncooperative, and dachsunds! LOL

The last three...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-02-2022, 12:15 AM
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Re: Just Diagnosed Wednesday - totally stressed!

Waiting to inject until after eating is one way to go but not the only way. I would say that most people inject immediately after eating. Depends, once a routine is established, on the food and type...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2022, 09:28 PM
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Re: My Pebbles just diagnosed so scared

Hi Carla!

You will be okay! Take a look at the main website for general information.

Blindness is common but not guaranteed. It depends in part on how long heís had diabetes before being...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2022, 09:19 PM
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Re: Just Diagnosed Wednesday - totally stressed!

Blood sugar thatís too high is less risky than blood sugar thatís too low as long he doesnít already have ketones. So to feel calmer, you could reduce the insulin a little, maybe half a unit, and see...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-31-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,275
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Re: New member Earl

Cataracts can cause inflammation and some drops include steroids, that also increase blood sugar. There's a tendency among vets to believe that steroids in eye drops don't raise blood sugar, but we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-31-2021, 07:55 PM
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Views: 14,206
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Re: Griffin Buckley October 6th 2008 To December 29 2021

Emma... I'm so very sorry to hear about Griffin. It seems something else was terribly wrong with him, leaving you no choice, just as it was with us and our diabetic dog, Chris. We discovered he had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-11-2021, 02:41 AM
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Views: 465
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Re: New diabetic ,first at home curve. I need help understanding.

This first part is the hard part. Probably doesn't seem like it now, but you can get to a place where the diabetes is no big deal.

Please let us know what you find out at the vet... thinking of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-04-2021, 11:29 PM
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Re: New diabetic ,first at home curve. I need help understanding.

Overall, the levels aren't bad. A small increase in the insulin could bring them down into the 100s to 200s.

I suspect the low of 85 was due to his playing with your son's dog. Exercise and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 03:52 PM
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Re: Her name is Angel Sadie... passed Nov 23, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about Sadie's passing... I always felt like our dog's diabetes set us up in a life rhythm and losing that made his loss even worse.

Sending Sadie a kiss skyward,

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,404
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Re: New member looking for advice

Dogs typically can have between 1/4 and 1/2 of their regular insulin dose without food. Best to start low and see if 1/4 is enough, raise it if necessary.

Chris could have half a dose with no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
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Re: I'm New and need guidance

Have you done some curves to get a detailed, hour by hour view of his BG?

"Mountain" curves are fairly common. And there are ways to flatten them out by varying the diet and the timing of the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
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Re: Fitting a Freestyle Libre monitor ?

I know vets are really into the continuous monitoring but I really don't think it's necessary. And sometimes creates too much data. I feel like you can do just as much with curves. Continuous...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,485
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

There are many good anti-anxiety medications for dogs - seems like that might be something to pursue - if only to see if it's anxiety or dementia or hunger.

The dog we have now is not diabetic but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,520
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Re: My Max, one year since diagnosis

There are a few possibilities but low blood sugar is definitely one of them because he threw up and so had no food to go with his insulin.

In response to seriously low blood sugar, the liver...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
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Re: One touch ultra

We used a OneTouch Ultra exclusively for Chris' diabetes management. It has a very good reputation for testing canine blood sugar.

We loved it!

I did have an AlphaTrak and ran some checks of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New Member: Curve Advice

Could you post the readings you have with times and insulin amounts?

I'd be interested to see what shape the curve is now and whether the insulin seems to be lasting a full 12 hours.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 12:56 AM
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Views: 4,577
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Re: Newbie needing help

Hi Donna,

We have found that some diabetic dogs really need some carbs in their diet to balance out the insulin action. Some so much so that they needed something highly digestible like oatmeal or...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-04-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,577
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie needing help

It helps to get used to unpredictability as normal!

Blood sugar levels aren't like a thermostat you can set and forget. They are affected by just about everything - food, adequacy of digestion,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-17-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
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Re: Latest numbers - need opinion

He gets a long drop in blood sugar in the morning. Might try giving him something carby and readily digestible either added to his breakfast or, if possible, given as a snack a couple of hours after...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 08-19-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 33,092
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Natalie's Chris

You're so kind Bonnie to always note Chris' anniversaries.

Our Jack is now the same age as Chris when he passed... wish they didn't age so quickly!

Sending kisses skyward to all in your pack,
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-19-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: So overwhelmed

Just checking to see how things are going... hoping for good news.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-19-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: hind leg weakness

Dogs usually have to have sustained high blood sugar for a while to suffer from neuropathy. BUT, if they are having issues with nerve transmission across the spine already, moderately high blood...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-19-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,485
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Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

I'm sorry your boy is having a hard time adjusting to two meals a day - and pugs do tend to make a fuss when they're unhappy! ;)

Two meals a day is best - how long since he was diagnosed?

How...
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