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Old 08-07-2016, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Checking only once a day is not really effective to base changes upon. Although you get a feel for the shape of the curve, it is early on and that shape can change some. Also, insulin may decide to kick in at a particularly active time and boom - down it goes. Also, if a dog is initially showing some resistance, it can just one day have a breakthrough. We have seen it - like the insulin is conditioning the body and after enough, the body finally says okay, I get it. I don't want to pressure you into testing but as you get closer to the proper dose, curves are really necessary - I would hate for you to pass the needed dose. Remember, even if dogs don't show anxiety outwardly, your dog might be stressed at the vet and in a home setting, the numbers may be much lower. Everything affects blood sugar in one way or another.
Maggie - 15 1/2 y/o JRT diagnosed 9/2007, Angel status on 6/20/16. Her mantra was never give up but her body couldn't keep up with her spirit. Someday, baby.......
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