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Old 08-24-2012, 12:24 PM
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Dog's name, breed: Twinkie, 12-year-old female fawn pug
Dog's weight: 21lbs
Diet: Raw with veggies. No treats.
Insulin: Novolin NPH
Number of units per injection and injections per day: 6 units twice per day
Brand of BG meter if home testing: OneTouch

Twinkie was diagnosed in March 2012. She seems to be doing well most of the time but has random panting spells. Her vision has also taken a turn for the worse the past couple of weeks.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:47 PM
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Welcome to you and Twinkie - what a great name!

I'm sorry to hear that her vision is declining. Does she seem to be adjusting okay?

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Old 08-27-2012, 12:20 AM
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Welcome Twinkie! Sounds like you are doing well! This forum has so much info and helpful people . It really helped me still is! Just wanted to say hi
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Hello and welcome to Twinkie and yourself.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:20 AM
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Hello and welcome to you and Twinkie.

Do you have a sense that she is regulated? Some folks complain of the panting with higher numbers. Do you have a recent curve that you would like to share?
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:51 AM
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Just wanted to say hi and welcome to you!
Would love to hear more about Twinkie, her diet, etc.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Pug Twinkie diagnosed in March

Thanks for the welcome!

I don't have a recent curve to share. We noted a few weeks ago that her reading was always a bit on the high side and increased her dose from 5 units to 6 (twice daily). She isn't panting as much but it hasn't stopped completely.

She is adjusting pretty well to her vision issues. We also have a 9 year old male pug (adopted in 2008) and a female mutt (age assumed to be 7, adopted last year) and Twinkie joins us for walks in a red wagon. Her mobility started declining last year so we bought it as a way letting her walk with us. I look ridiculous pulling it but she loves it!

Prior to diabetes, Twinkie was fed a raw food diet with varying proteins - salmon, rabbit, duck, lamb, turkey, chicken. We switched her to kibble (Now! and then Taste of the Wild) as soon as she was diagnosed but she was always hungry and wanting to eat mid-day. When she eats raw she only wants two meals a day.

It's definitely been a learning experience. I am fortunate in that she takes insulin like a champ. She never resists the needle.

Anyway, I am looking forward to learning from all of you!
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:18 PM
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I too just want to say welcome!!! You'll learn so much here that everything will just become second nature!!

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Welcome to you and Twinkie
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:59 AM
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welcome! I love the visual of you pulling Twinkie in a wagon. some people have made a raw diet work with the insulin. So glad the shots are not an issue for Miss Twinkie! Judi
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