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Old 04-21-2016, 04:31 PM
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We're still new to this, but I've been checking on my cockapoo's paw pad...the one that's not really on the paw, but up higher. She freaked when I tried on the inner ear, and there's no way she'd let me do it on her lip.

BUT, after only a week, she comes to the kitchen when she hears the lancet click, and sits right down. She doesn't like it, but she knows she gets lots of love when it's done!

I test in the am before breakfast, before I leave the house, when I get home, dinnertime and bedtime. OCD rears it's ugly head!
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:27 AM
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On my newly diagnosed mini-schnauzer, who is still being regulated:

Where you test on your dog: Tail, on the top side, which she doesn't react to. If I use the sides of the tail, she reacts. I started with the inner lip, as advised by the vet tech, but that quickly went downhill after several pokes that didn't result in blood.

Lances used (brand, gauge): The kind that comes with the Alphatrack2 monitor.

Whether you use a lancing device: No - it came with the Alphatrak2 kit but I never tried it - a light poke works fine.

Meter you use: Alphatrak2.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:50 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:59 PM
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Maggie's mom!
Just diagnosed a few days ago. Very scary because my girl dropped quite a bit of weight.
Trying to learn as much as I can as quick as I can. Your info is a lifesaver to me. I am
Using alpha trak 2 but am having trouble getting enough blood for test and wasting
Strips. I just ordered the advocate meter but I bought from Amazon so may have paid
To much. Is there a conversion chart for dogs from humans so you can use the cheaper
Strips ? Am looking to find out good recipes to make Maggie to keep sugar lower as well. Thanks again for all your help and info. Linda
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:03 PM
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Where do you test on your dog: On the lower lumbar region (Vet inserted a sensor) and on the inside of his ears, towards the tips.

Lances used (brand, gauge): The kind that comes with the Freestyle Lite monitor. Plus the one that is inserted - Freestyle Libre.

Whether you use a lancing device: Yes - with the Freestyle Lite.

Meter you use: The Freestyle Libre (which is a constant blood glucose monitoring device) and the Freestyle Lite

The Libre only got inserted yesterday at the vets and was calibrated. However finding quite a large difference between the Lite readings and the Libre sensor. For example this morning's reading: Libre 370+ (20.9AUS) and the Lite 235+ (13.1AUS).

Have emailed my vet to see what to do about that.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:25 AM
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Started DJs first glucose curve today using alphatrak. Took sample from ear, it was surprisingly simple. Fasting bg was 546; fed him and gave 9u novolin. One hour bg reading is 346. Will keep posting and hoping for lower readings!
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:55 PM
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I put a warm washcloth on Daisy's ear and use the Relion 26 gauge lancets with the Alphatrak2. I ordered the Advocate Pet monitor but we're so new at this I'm afraid to use it yet.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:45 PM
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I test on the ear using a warm wash cloth and then a dab of Neosporin Ointment. The Neosporin helps to keep the blood from flattening out. With the AlphaTrac2 only a smidgen of blood is necessary.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:43 PM
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Where: the tip of her tail...at the end of it...anywhere else and she gets too mad at me...lol

Meter with lances: One Touch Verio Flex....it has Bluetooth to connect to my devices with graphs so I can show my vet when We have our appointments.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:41 PM
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Lily, Bichon. We use Alpha Track and I use the end of her tail. Works every time
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