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Old 10-04-2018, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

Originally Posted by YukiesMom View Post
We were told that we needed to get Ketone Strips and a Glucose Meter. Can anyone recommend what brands to use on both?

The vet gave me a brochure for the Alpha Trak 2.

I’ve never used ketone strips, but the most popular Glucose meters are:

OneTouch Ultra2
OneTouch Ultra Mini

I’ve been using Walmart’s ReliOn Prime for 5 years and so far so good.

In general, the human meters test BG a bit lower than the pet meters. However, the test strips cost way less than the $1 per strip that you would pay for a genuine AlphaTrak2 strip.
Lily is a 62 lb English Setter, born 07-27-2007.
Diabetes: Aug 2013 - Hypothyroidism: Dec 2013 - Cataract Surgery: Feb 2014
Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meter: ReliOn Prime
Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine
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