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many do have the opinion that rebounding is quite rare if it is actually happening at all

my opinion its quite common and may not follow the true definition of the theory and there maybe other reasons for it to occur

there was an old time forum member carol who said something that rebounding can be mild and not be so dramatic. at the time i thought it had to spike to huge numbers . at that point it was a light bulb going off in my head moment

as a dog is on insulin for awhile the spikes may not be as large but still there . if i see numbers in the high 200s at fasting i suspect it jesse in her early days would spike into the 400s and 500s

jesse dose has been slowly reduce over the years .there are times i only give her 1.5 units at one time . of course her routine is quite unusual

if you look at it over jesses diabetic life. technically she may have been overdosed for most of it and i believe most dogs receive a dose that is to much but the body in its infinite wisdom is able to keep it safe .your only evidence might be that higher fasting and it may not be that high as we become excepting of numbers say on the higher side of 200 and for most consider middle 200s as perfectly acceptable in dogs
jesse-26 lbs - 12 years old - 7 years diabetic - one meal a day partially raw and homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of novolin a day sometimes novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar . total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 6 and 8 units of nph insulin depending on her fasting number
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my opinion its quite common and may not follow the true definition of the theory and there maybe other reasons for it to occur
I've noticed that with Daisy. I was looking back at her log book and her initial dose on NPH was 3, then 4, 5, 6 then all the way back down to 4.9. Now this may seem crazy, but when I upped her food 1/4c., I raised her insulin to 5.1 and I couldn't get her back down at fasting. Then with her UTI I upped her insulin a little and couldn't get those numbers back down. I'm seeing a pattern like you said. My first instinct was to raise the dose and not by a lot, it was only by .2u, and you see what happened just doing that.
Daisy- 8 yo Mini Schnauzer; 21.8 lb; dx 1/20/17; 5 units Novolin N every 12 hours; 1 1/4 cup Ruby's Stewbie and a couple small pieces of chicken every 12 hours; 20mcg chromium picolinate, 1/16 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cranberry/d-mannose sprinkled over each meal.
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