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Old 06-13-2018, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: ZOE with Her Odd Curve

Originally Posted by Nan's Pups View Post

No. Still can't figure it out.

From the curves, of course, it looks like 5U is not enough, however Zoe wasn't at all 300s just the previous day.

Between curves, I spot tested her usually at 1pm or 3pm, where I think the Nadir could appear.

177 - 06/01 3pm 5U
220 - 06/04 3pm 5U
220 - 06/07 1pm (orange curve next day, 06/08, see how high they are) 5U
Increase to 6U
287 - 06/10 1pm 6U
345 - 06/12 3pm 6U

This is the 2nd round of the trend, as if insulin increases, BG increases. But, I said "as if", I really don't know. We started her on 4U, seemed on track for a couple of days, then BGs keep rising, got upside down curve. I increased insulin, again, seemed on track for a few days, then everything started to get high. Can't figure it out, unless I have to do curves everyday.

One thing I notice, she seems doing better at night than in the morning, I mean the night 12 hrs than the day 12 hrs, purely from my observation.
I agree with the other responses that you are on the right track with physical symptoms improving and it appears that it takes longer for her body to adjust to changes in insulin.

Because she adjusts slowly to insulin changes, it might be a good idea to let the dose settle in and do a curve every 2 weeks instead of every week. In the meantime you can test at fasting and after 6 or 7 hours. Based on what her curves look like, you can adjust insulin up or down in .5 unit increments.
Lily is a 62 lb English Setter, born 07-27-2007.
Diabetes: Aug 2013 - Hypothyroid: 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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Old 06-13-2018, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: NansPups - Zoe with her odd curve

I am just "spoiled" in a managing BG way. When MJ first diagnosed, I had a few bumps along the way, after all I was new, but that boy had a weak stomach and monster appetite, it's hard to increase BG on him, eventually, a couple of month later, his numbers set pretty good.

When Oliver was diagnosed, the vet started him on 2.5U, I didn't like the vet, didn't go back to him ever since, but I made my own decision, after 2 weeks I had gotten Oliver on 4U and was doing very well. I got him settled at 5U 4 weeks later and he's perfect.

Zoe, one month after being diagnosed, not as simple as the boys. She weights about same. 22lbs. Did not loose too much weight. I just feel sorry for the girl. She used to be such a trouble maker, now she's become this nice dog. I am guessing from being in the 300s and feeling horrible.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: NansPups - Zoe with her odd curve

well you had 2 that were pretty easy thats a very good batting average

Just may take longer and it may not be as good as your other 2 . Just shows how individualistic this disease can be
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