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Old 05-03-2015, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Quincy, the doberman

with exercise and spontaneous play blood sugar can drop with injected insulin and it can be quite dramatic

many dogs that lead active lives the caretaker tends to leave blood sugar a bit higher to compensate

your testing will help to see whats possible some seem to do fine with quite a bit and some just cant do it at a high levels my jesse is somewhere in the middle but for her the exercise must be structured and amounts and timing is important

always carry liquid sugar and snacks like a milk bones while out romping around just be aware of symptoms of low blood sugar maybe carry the meter with you . it can be difficult running into a problem with a large dog . not to say anything will happen but you want to be prepared .
Jesse-26 lbs - 15 years old - 9.5 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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