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Old 10-10-2018, 01:47 PM
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Moral of the story: nothing is as far fetched as we think, sometimes the dice roll in our favor, and hug your kid(s) because you never know
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:24 AM
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Looks like were going back to hypoglycemia again. So disappointing. No symptoms yet, but this morning was 44, so I guess well dust off the prednisone bottle.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:21 AM
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I think what you are dealing with maybe more difficult than typical diabetes

I know jesses breed is subject to having low blood sugar being on a hunt i forget the term for it

You may want to research that and see what there approach was and if steroids is the only option
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:53 AM
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There are a handful of options, but the other common drug has side effects that make me prefer the prednisone (loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and drooling). I think the rest are all chemotherapy drugs, or maybe one other drug that has to be administered at the vet with fluids to avoid really bad side effects. Im really missing high BG at this point!
The hunting/bird dogs are prone to Exertional Hypoglycemia.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:20 AM
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....and weve gone from 45 back to the 400s again. Weaning off prednisone and taking our prescription to Walmart today.
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:09 AM
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As you know removing the steroid from the equation will likely see a change in the dose and most likely it would need to go lower . That was surprising to see low blood sugar on the steroid . The higher numbers could be rebound . Removing the steroid will throw the body out of whack for awhile until the body gets use to not having it
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:55 PM
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Oh, no, given her diagnosis she shouldn't have ever been at diabetic BG levels at all, much less twice! Her tumor (insulinoma) is it's own out of control tiny insulin factory. She should be producing enough insulin for all the dogs on this board. The only thing we can guess now, since the tumor is still growing, is that possibly parts of it are going inactive on insulin production, and I assume that the good non-cancerous pancreatic beta cells were worked to exhaustion a while ago. The steroids in her case were supposed to keep the tiny amount of BG she had from being shunted into her muscles, so it could circulate to her brain and avoid seizures. Even with the steroids, dogs with insulinoma rarely bring their BG levels much above the 40's and 50's. Now we'll wean off the steroids and go back on insulin (thank you Walmart!), and go from 4 meals back to 2. I'm getting good at this...
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:15 PM
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I see . Jesse has been given insulin injections for over 8 years and me and her dont mind .

good luck on regulation if you need any advice just holler
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