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Old 08-22-2017, 01:21 PM
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So how is your baby doing??? She was last..still at ER.
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:27 PM
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I was in your shoes - my original vet had my 11 lb dog on 9 units. I just went along with what they were telling me since they were the vets, right? No. They kept upping it without doing all day curves and I had no reason to doubt them. Then, Maggie had a hypoglycemic episode and started seizing one morning early. If my other dog hadn't awakened me, I would have slept through it. Once I finally got her "revived " with grape jelly all over her gums(all I had), I tested her with the meter a friend had just given me the night before. I don't know how I got blood because I was in a panic and shaking, but she was 25. I left that vet quickly.

Once we got her settled at her new vet, and we worked together to get herneating properly and regulated, she only needed 2.5 units. Imagine what could have happened to her. You can learn all about diabetes and we can help you with testing or any questions. Taking charge and home testing changed Maggie's life. You can do this! Please keep us posted on her.
So, can you provide the lab values? For the DVM to decrease the insulin, I take it that there were many lows? Eventually, I would hope Suzie's BG to be WNL equal or <125...with wishful thinking that she could be the rare case of Type 2 DM. Either way, Suzie is at 4 u NPH..How does one decrease dose with 2-300 BG? If it stays as is, I guess I'll bup up .5u or ook for another longer lasting insulin.
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:34 PM
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After I started testing her after that horrible morning, I reduced her dose dramatically myself (I knew her values were super low and she obviously was on too much insulin). On the high dose, she would experience highs because I think her liver was dumping glucose in her system to "save" her. It is the only explanation that makes sense. She could be as high as 500 but she could fall quickly to the 30-40 range. But, the body can't save them - eventually the overdosing can take a toll.

I know you want her to be a type 2 diabetic but that is just not realistic. I think at first, it is so overwhelming and there is a lot to learn. But, you will see that eventually you will get to a new normal that is not so bad. I always say that Maggie's diabetes made me a much better person and if she had never gotten diabetes, I never would have developed such a strong relationship with her and I never would have become a patient and structured person. I also learned to appreciate being uncomfortable in a situation- surviving is easy if you are always in your comfort zone. Maggie put me way outside my comfort zone.

Things will get better. You will see.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:10 AM
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Thank everyone so much for your replies and concerns. Moo is doing much better. Her pancreas responded better to the insulin than we could have expected or predicted. Her vet has moved her back to 1 unit twice daily and we are following this for 2 weeks (on week 2 now) to give her body time to adjust and we will do a curve test in a week. She is full of energy and gaining weight like crazy which is wonderful, being as she had lost a lot of weight at the start of all this. Moo is up to 7.7 pounds and has a wonderful appetite and energy levels. I will let you guys know what happens at the curve next week. We did buy the AlphaTrak 2 so we can test at home, so far so good. Her pad on her back paw works best for us as her ear was not getting a good blood sample. Hopefully we are on the uphill side of this battle. I can say without a doubt, she is feeling better than she has in a LONG time. Her energy levels are just amazing now!

Again, thanks to everyone for your concern and compassion. I appreciate all the willingness to help. This is a scary disease and a very scary roller-coaster ride to be on.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:22 PM
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thanks for the update glad things are improving
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Great news, thanks for the update.
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Hi Krista Hoping all is well with MOO
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Otis Farrell and Sonny Farrell were lucky to live such a wonderful life with their Dad!!!
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thank everyone so much for your replies and concerns. Moo is doing much better. Her pancreas responded better to the insulin than we could have expected or predicted. Her vet has moved her back to 1 unit twice daily and we are following this for 2 weeks (on week 2 now) to give her body time to adjust and we will do a curve test in a week. She is full of energy and gaining weight like crazy which is wonderful, being as she had lost a lot of weight at the start of all this. Moo is up to 7.7 pounds and has a wonderful appetite and energy levels. I will let you guys know what happens at the curve next week. We did buy the alphatrak 2 so we can test at home, so far so good. Her pad on her back paw works best for us as her ear was not getting a good blood sample. Hopefully we are on the uphill side of this battle. I can say without a doubt, she is feeling better than she has in a long time. Her energy levels are just amazing now!

Again, thanks to everyone for your concern and compassion. I appreciate all the willingness to help. This is a scary disease and a very scary roller-coaster ride to be on.
wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Such good news!! Slow and steady wins this race! Good luck to you and Moo!
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