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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-12-2018, 10:00 AM
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Posted By CraigM
Re: Struggling with high fastings and short duration of effect of insulin

Just want to confirm you are using U-100 syringes with the Novolin-N?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-20-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By CraigM
Re: Excessive Urinating

Welcome to the forum.

Tell us a little more about your girl. Weight? Type of insulin? Current dosage? Feeding and injecting at the same time, 12 hours apart?

Frequent / uncontrolled...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-17-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By CraigM
Re: Newly Diagnosed diabetes

I believe the data sheet that comes packed with the insulin recommend replacing at around 30 days. I took it it 6 weeks, starting a new bottle on the 1st and 15th of each month. I didn’t see any...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By CraigM
Re: Champ - just diagnosed and so worried!

Just a reminder that many think a starting insulin dosage is 0.2 units per pound. So, a 80 pound pup might be started at around 16 units. A few have required less, but I think most end up with a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-07-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By CraigM
Re: Sasha's puzzling curve

Welcome to the forum.

What meter did you get?

Iíd think bad insulin is unlikely, unless it was sitting in hot storage. Just making sure you are well mixing the Vetsulin? I donít recall the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-07-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By CraigM
Re: Weight Loss

Keep in mind testing stuff is usually less expensive online, sometimes MUCH less expensive. I realize you probably want to get started, but you might find out what your vet wants to sell you, and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By CraigM
Re: NPH prescription

There are two major suppliers of NPH: Novolin-N and Humulin-N. I've used both and didn't see a difference between them. Most on the forum use Novolin-N from Walmart because it's $25 for 1000 units...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

you would need to experiment. Maybe a small Milkbone that would feed her body, without causing her to release stored glucose. This might increase her BG, but hopefully not as much of a spike? ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

Are you giving any medications during the day? I recall some of Annieís eye drops caused a BG jump.

The snack I mentioned in the previous post probably wouldnít prevent such a large spike, but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

Canít be sure, but Iím thinking there could be two reasons for the BG increase at around the 9 hour point:

1). As the vet thinks, the insulin duration isnít long enough. Not sure if straight ďNĒ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-02-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By CraigM
Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Welcome to the forum. I donít have any knowledge of Addisonís disease, but Iím sure someone will be along later today.

Some general notes about diabetes:
Feed and inject 12 hours apart. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-26-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,013
Posted By CraigM
Re: Mollie's Story

I always used 30 unit max capacity syringes from Walmart. I think they are 100 for $12.

Craig
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-26-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,013
Posted By CraigM
Re: Mollie's Story

It sometimes depends on the type of U-100 syringe. There are basically three physical size U-100 syringe: 100 unit, 50 unit and 30 unit maximum capacity. Most use the 30 unit max capacity because...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-22-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By CraigM
Re: AlphaTrak meters available

Personally, I probably used control solution 3-5 times over 10 years. Iím sure some use it whenever they start a new box of test strips, but the range of acceptable results is so wide I didnít find...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-19-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

As an experiment, Iíd try what you make or a Milkbone type of treat, or maybe 2-4 tablespoons of the normal meal. My thought is just to add a little carbohydrate so the body doesnít release stored...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-19-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

Keep in mind the .2 units per pound recommendation is for a starting dosage. Many / most will require more, sometimes much more than the starting dosage.

Craig
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

Just guessing, throwing out ideas.

Iím thinking big increases late in the insulin and food cycle might be because the body is needing glucose (food) to fuel the body. For example, if the body is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

OK, guess Iím reading posts incorrectly.

Look at the charts Mike provided. If the charts are correct (every dog is different), it indicates ďNĒ has a longer duration than the ď70/30Ē.

Craig
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-18-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

Sounds like your vet thought you were asking about Novolin-70/30, and not Novolin-N.

Craig
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-17-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

A theory Iíve heard, and think may be true, is that over tens of thousands of years many animals (humans and dogs) have what is called dawn phenomenon. The thought is that animals get a jolt of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

Another thing to keep in mind is that these meters are the most accurate down around 100. I think if you look at the data sheet that came with the meter it would suggest there could be as much as a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-12-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,676
Posted By CraigM
Re: Hershey

The AlphaTrak Lolo mentioned is excellent, but is expensive to use. As mentioned, the test strips are about $1 each. I tested my Annie 2-3 times a day, and the occasional ďcurveĒ that took 6 test...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-12-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,676
Posted By CraigM
Re: Hershey

I think the Easy Touch is a newer meter (hadnít heard of it before). From what I saw on Amazon, it looks like an OK choice. Iíd get the kit because it comes with everything you would need to get...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-11-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

Remember I mentioned exercise USUALLY lowers blood glucose? Iím a type-2 diabetic, not exactly the same as our dogs who are more like human type-1, no injected insulin for me, yet. Hereís an...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,983
Posted By CraigM
Re: Dog diagnosed 1/30... Need advice/help!

NOPE! All the sharp cheddar is for me ONLY ;). Annie also liked a fine cheese.
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