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Old 07-08-2017, 04:12 PM
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Default Re: Mollie's Story

I'm also confused why the vet suggested the insulin reduction. She seemed good on 4 units, and is higher on 3 units. Also, I don't believe you can determine Somogyi overswing from a fructosamine test. I personally, would return to 4 units. You are home testing and haven't seen any readings below 100ish?

About her weight. You are feeding w/d which is a high fiber diet. This would be a great diet to loose weight, but not gain weight. If you want to stay with w/d, and gain weight, you'll probably have to increase the portion size. Of course a larger portion size might need slightly more insulin. Another way would be to swap out some the the w/d with a more normal (less fiber) food.

Cataracts vary from dog to dog. You might want to see a specialist. My Annie battled eye problems for years (eye drops, surgeries and more eye drops) before going totally blind. Actually, blindness isn't so bad for Annie.

If you feel like testing when switching to Novolin-N, go ahead. More than likely the numbers won't be that different than with Humulin-N.

Annie was an 18 pound Lhasa Apso that crossed the rainbow bridge on 10-5-17. She was nearly 17 years old and diabetic for 9 years.
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