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Old 04-01-2018, 08:47 AM
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Default Re: Lily - My English Setter

Originally Posted by jesse girl View Post
Many of the items that i discovered managing jesses diabetes is reflected in these guidelines showing a well thought out protocols on managing the disease

The most difficult time in regulation is the beginning and starting insulin therapy especially for a dog with other medical challenges as you have seen with your dog lily mike . Jesse had multiple complications and her history of epilepsy which made jesse quite challenging but not impossible

I might even project a complete curve be done before insulin therapy begins . The reason is the staring dose and what to begin with . If numbers are lower maybe 300s or lower across the board you may want to start with a lower starting dose . Jesse was one of those dogs that needed a dose lower than the normal stating dose which was an obstacle to her regulation .
Originally Posted by MikeMurphy View Post
I think Raysaint mentioned this earlier, but the AAHA has released their 2018 Veterinary Diabetes Management Guidlines for Dogs and Cats...

They even include algorithms (flow charts) for getting dogs regulated...
Good points jesse girl.

Lily’s undiagnosed hypothyroidism really threw a monkey wrench into her regulation. We lost several months and she almost lost her life because of it.
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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