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Old 05-17-2012, 08:46 PM
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My Buddy would drop every vet visit. He could drop 5-6 (100) or more. I always made sure he got an extra treat/food after a visit.

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:02 PM
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Well that is bizarre I must say. Having not home tested I cannot say either way. I will really try to get a good home curve.

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:29 AM
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Hello, well, after shaving Bailey's tail area I managed to get some successful readings. Unfortunately all the readings were high. At the vet at 15:15 his reading was 4.5 on the 26 April. I did it both yesterday and today at 14:30 and the readings were 12.4 Sat and 15 today (Sun)

Also at 12:35 today it was 18.2 so really not sure what is going on and am worried he is too high all the time. I will phone the vet tomorrow to book him in but with such a variance between vet and home in the space of 3-4 weeks is weird (to me)

Anyhow, will keep you posted! Thanks,
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:27 AM
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The best way to figure out what is happening is to do a curve, which you can now do at home.

To curve you test prior to food and injection, then every two hours after that until the evening meal.

Oh yay, more testing.

Good perseverance Geoff!
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:33 AM
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Quick update. The only thing I can think would be different is he has been on Noroclav 250mg
Each 250 mg tablet contains 200 mg amoxycillin and 50
mg clavulanic acid.

Other than that his insulin is running down to 1/4 of the vial but we keep it in the fridge and only turn it up/down to mix it gently so not sure if that is causing issues. I am going to get some more tomorrow just in case. He has cataracts and I am so afraid the capsule will burst if his diabetes is not under control, apart from other problems of course. The whole thing is stressful, emotional and nerve wracking for me, I sadly am a worry wort by nature which doesn't seem to help!!

Anyhow, time for bed here, thanks.

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Quick update. The only thing I can think would be different is he has been on Noroclav 250mg
Each 250 mg tablet contains 200 mg amoxycillin and 50
mg clavulanic acid.
This could be some of the problem. Infections can cause BG to run higher than normal.

By the way, the 12.4mmol (223mg/dL) isn't really a bad number. Just remember, we really care what the lowest number is, so without a full curve you don't know if this 12.4mmol was the lowest, highest or somewhere in between.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:57 PM
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He is on the tail end of his pills (only 1 more tonight) but he keeps getting infections poor thing. Yes you are right I should of kept going with the tests to produce a curve I think I panicked and gave up! Good advice to keep going. I have booked him into the vet in any case on Thursday.
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He is on the tail end of his pills (only 1 more tonight) but he keeps getting infections poor thing. Yes you are right I should of kept going with the tests to produce a curve I think I panicked and gave up! Good advice to keep going. I have booked him into the vet in any case on Thursday.
what type of infections does he keep getting?

Some dog's will have higher BGs in relation to the antibiotics, even after the infection starts to clear.

When Ruby was on oral antibiotics she seemed to have erratic BGs, but on the injectable antibiotics she had consistently higher numbers. Infection antibiotics...sometimes hard to tell.
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He keeps getting urinary tract infections, although after a urine test last time they could not detect an infection yet he was licking and licking that area a lot, including at various AM times. Usually he does not do this. He has stopped again now.
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HMM...I think there may be some supplements that you might be able to add that may help. It seems I have heard of other using some to help with UTIs.

Just trouble shooting here, but I see he is so nicely coiffed in his picture. Any chance the licking started after grooming?
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