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Old 01-11-2020, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: Who took their dog to a specialist? Advice?

i have not done a curve in over 8 years since she acquired her type of regulation . i just test her before her shot of insulin but lately i have had to skip some of that do to an injury i have . i am not so concerned because her routine is stable . i dont worry about her going to low .

so what your looking at is not a big deal . most healthy dogs get 2 meals a day so your adding a shot of insulin to those 2 meals . you can do a curve every 2 weeks if you like and adjust the dose as needed

its really not that big a deal and you have family that needs to step up . i had no medical knowledge and i am the foremost expert on jesses diabetes . i would say no vet could do better just because i know her tendencies

there was another forum member who was trying to help there family with a diabetic dog but like you if the family doesnt step up you are limited in what you can do .

i have used a human meter for almost 10 years at 10 cents a strip so if the pet meter is not affordable then this is an option and lots of people use a human meter

i go homemade for jesse but that probably wont work for your situation . just get a good quality dog food with some grains . you maybe able to keep the food you have and add rice maybe sweet potato or oatmeal but you could probably find a food with these foods in it

just calm yourself down it doesnt have to be perfect . get your family involved because they are the ones going to be taking care of the pup
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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