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Old 03-02-2018, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Originally Posted by mrgregj View Post
Hello, my dog Charlie (9yrs 12lbs) was just diagnosed with diabetes yesterday. This is a new and scary situation for us and I am hoping this community can provide some support for us as we start this new life.

An additional complication with Charlie is that he has Addison's Disease and takes .625mg of prednisone to manage that disease. He had been on 1.25mg of pred for the past 2.5 years, and the Vet indicated that long term use of pred can cause Diabetes so we cut that dose down to .625 so the diabetes can be managed.

I gave him his first Vetsulin injection this morning of 2IU.

Any beginner advice would be greatly appreciated!
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.
Select a lower fat food.
Monitor blood glucose at home

Gotta run. Wife says we are late for an appointment😉

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 9Ĺ years.
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