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Old 03-02-2018, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

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There has been some members in the same situation as you with addisons . Heinzle had a very good thread on the subject and how they manged it . Use the search to look that up and or type addisons into the search for other members that dealt with it

read read read and educate yourself there are examples . Diabetes can be managed with steroids . You can find dogs with allergies that needed steroids for quality of life and made it work . Maybe type steroids into the search

Get a glucose meter role up your sleeves and go to work solving your dogs unique situation . Dont get locked into what may work for someone else in a similar situation will work for your dog . the disease is very individualistic and thats why most of the management is done at home

the good thing its doable and you may not need to upset the balance you already have with the addisons as far as dosing of the steroids. Its very possible you will have to use allot more insulin than normal but its not a contest on how little you give its how good the regulation is .

another thing to think about is timing of giving steroids to spread its affect over a 24 hour period as even as possible . if not you may have to give differing amounts of insulin in the 2,12 hour periods
Jesse-26 lbs - 15.5 years old - 10 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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