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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-09-2018, 01:26 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diabetic Dog Going Blind

Cataracts beyond a certain stage cannot be reversed as the structure of the lens actually deteriorates.

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However, most...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
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Re: Newly diabetic and insulin doesn't seem to be helping

The U.S. version of Caninsulin (Vetsulin) eventually dropped the emphasis on starting with one injection per day, wisely, and I really wish the Canadian and British guidelines would do the same.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2018, 11:18 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic and insulin doesn't seem to be helping

The weak and lethargic behavior worries me that ketones might be present.

To show you the difference between one shot of Caninsulin / Vetsulin a day and two, take a look at this thread:

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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,877
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Introducing Luna

Seems to me it's an indicator of a problem definitely but hard to know what it is. Things that come to mind as possibilities:

- Something neurological and these are perhaps more like a type of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,178
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Hershey

RE Hershey:

Haven't been on in a while but really stressed now. Been on the NPH since april and good curve but not good numbers. But noticed the other day she was doing a lot of squatting...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Meters & Strips

You can use your own meter but some human meters give better results with dogs than others. The best so far we have found are OneTouch meters. Their chemical analysis seems to come closer to actual...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Insulin Duration of Action

Wonderful news! I'm happy to see that Levemir is working well.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Cairn diagnosed Feb 1 2018 -problems so far

So happy to hear she's feeling better!

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: ZOE with Her Odd Curve

The insulin is working - she just has a “mountain” curve instead of a valley. I actually really like mountain curves because lowest blood sugar occurs at mealtime and you don’t have to worry about...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 22,924
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My M.J. Has Diabete - Just Found Out Today

Bringing this grand old thread forward!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Desperate Husky mom from South Africa

As others have noted, her being unsprayed is a big part of the problem. Rarely, unsprayed female dogs are diabetic only when they are in heat and the blood sugar goes back to normal between cycles.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-21-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Desperate Husky mom from South Africa

Welcome to you and Tequila!

We actually have had a few members from South Africa over the years.

So at 21kg, she's about 46 pounds so a dose of 12 units of Isophane (NPH) is not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie

My apologies for the delay in approving your membership!

If he has tended to have pancreatitis at a particular time of year, I wonder if he could have a season allergy that irritates his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-12-2018, 01:31 PM
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Views: 49,334
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Monster Vinny

That's great news! Rubber bottom booties also work well.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-04-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diagnosed and struggling

I changed your user name for you! :) So now is Vegas' Mom.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,041
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: OMG..Has anyone seen BG 73-74 Before and After meals???

People share what they feel comfortable sharing. I don't want anyone to ever feel pressured to share more information than they want to, including photos, their names, their dogs' names. And,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My dog diagnosed beginning of Fed 2018

I was horrified to see that your vet put a 19 pound dog on 10 units of insulin per injection. That borders on malpractice and could have killed her.

What you witnessed was most likely very low...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,178
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Hershey

Usually doses of Vetsulin and NPH are fairly similar so I suspect that 8 units is just too low of a starting point and I wouldn't want to wait two weeks to raise the dose when it's half of what the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Latest food & product recalls

It's been scary lately! Lots of recalls recently.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,041
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: ? Thoughts "Focusing On Nadir" to Decrease Fasting BG??

In some cases, giving food to prevent a strong drop in blood sugar can "flatten" the curve because you are giving the body sugar when there's a lot of insulin kicking around looking for some.

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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: GSD diagnosed at 12 weeks, glucose still high

Are you doing curves or just spot checks?

At 139, the insulin dose can't go any higher.

Levemir wouldn't be my first choice for regulating a puppy because you can't finetune the dose...
Forum: Everything Else 04-13-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: when do you decide to get another dog?

We surprised ourselves and got one just two months later... I just hated being without a dog. Didn't know who I was without a dog to take care of after all those years of daily management with Chris....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,620
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Glucose test poke success

There are a few breeds of dogs that are infamous for being uncooperative with home blood testing (and just about any other kind of testing - and even the insulin injections) so you're definitely not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,620
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

I don't think so. EPI refers to the digestive enzymes not being produced rather than insulin. We have had a few dogs here with both diabetes and EPI so both is definitely a possibility.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,784
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Opportunity for giving... Bug passed away April 8, 2018

Bug wound up losing both of his eyes that year but once that was dealt with he got started on treatment for Cushing's disease and he returned to being the funny playful happy dog he had been before...
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