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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-23-2013, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Aliteri
Question Re: New here and overwhelmed

Ok, I have a question: does anyone feed their diabetic dog with Blue Buffalo dog food? I was previously feeding Royal Canin Diabetic when a Blue Buffalo representative at the pet store told me that...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-19-2013, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

Ok, last reading of the day was 198 with an average of 216 for 7 days. 😊
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-19-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

Ugh, up to 285 now! It's been 81/2 hours since his meal and injection. :confused:
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-19-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

Latest number is 218. When I was at the vet last week I told him I was checking his blood glucose at home, that day the number was 203 and he said that was too high, that's why I was worried when it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-19-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

This is the first one I am doing. It just seemed odd because when I have done random testing his numbers are 130, 160, 166. I will continue. Going to do another in about 20 minutes. So we will see...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-19-2013, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Aliteri
Question Re: New here and overwhelmed

I am doing a curve today and so far the results are not what I expected:6am 200, 8am 201, 10am 255 it seems like its going the wrong way. Anyone else experience this?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-13-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

Hi, he has just been diagnosed with diabetes as of September 1st. He was also diagnosed with a bladder infection and is on antibiotics. We are waiting to do the curve when he has finished his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-12-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

Hi, Sashi is a male, he weighs 7 lbs. he is still on 1.7 units twice a day (except when he doesn't eat, then it's half a dose for that meal) I feed him Royal Canin Diabetic which he seemed to really...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-12-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Unhappy Re: New here and overwhelmed

Oh my this has been a little bit of a roller coaster ride for me! When Sashi eats and he is perky I feel fine, when he doesn't I get so stressed out! Yesterday I was a happy camper, he ate his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-06-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Question Re: New here and overwhelmed

What do you do if your dog does not eat a meal? We are still trying to get on a schedule and at first it seemed like it was working. Now, my dog seems to not want to eat at the scheduled time. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

Everyone here has been so helpful! I really appreciate all the feedback! My Sashi is feeling better, he has the spring in his step back :) I have not yet tried to monitor his blood glucose, hopefully...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Re: New here and overwhelmed

Is there a beveled side on the needle? My needles are so small i'd need a super magnifier to see if it was beveled. Seriously they are the size of a fine hair. I guess it's been ok because he doesn't...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Exclamation Re: New here and overwhelmed

Oh, nobody told me about the beveled side? I really got no instructions from my vet. The only thing he told me over the phone was that it was easy, and my printed instructions just said to give the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-04-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Question Re: New here and overwhelmed

I have another question. Is it ok to pre fill syringes for when I have a pet sitter? I want to make it as easy as possible for him to administer the shot and I am terrified that they will get the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Red face Re: New here and overwhelmed

Thank you to all who posted! I think I am going to be ok pretty soon, it's just that when you first get the news it feels like you are being turned inside out. I seriously had lost my appetite and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-03-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,874
Posted By Aliteri
Question New here and overwhelmed

Hi there,
My 10 year old Maltese was just diagnosed with diabetes. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to manage all of this and I'm feeling very overwhelmed. I spent the first 2 days crying and...
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