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Old 07-28-2014, 06:48 PM
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I was reading other threads tonight and am a little confussed. What I got from reading one is that you can see high numbers if too much insulin is used?? Can that happen? Miley is still running higher then normal and her curve deffinitly change where she runs low in her 10-12 th hour. I wanted to give it a few days before I did a curve or started to get too concerned becsuse I raised her dose to 5 from 41/2 and switched her food. I caught her licking the greese under the BBQ today so even though her numbers were high and she is back on the hills I figured that hamburger greese was the culprit. Now we did have that one low reading the other day, but otherwise since I switched things up she has been high, maybe her body needs time to adjust? So can too much make her run high? No right?
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:11 PM
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Here is a link that explains it pretty well:

http://diabetesindogs.wikia.com/wiki/Somogyi_rebound

If you did a curve before increasing that would help rule it out.

Sometimes if a dog is getting a bit too much things level out more if the dose is lowered. That would be more of a case of "panicky liver", as described in the link. Then the body doesn't like the speed at which the bgs fall and it shoots out stored glucose to protect itself from the perceived danger even if the bgs aren't,t dangerously low. this can be something for dogs to overcome when the body has gotten used to running at higher levels.

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:30 PM
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Here is a link that explains it pretty well:

http://diabetesindogs.wikia.com/wiki/Somogyi_rebound

If you did a curve before increasing that would help rule it out.

Sometimes if a dog is getting a bit too much things level out more if the dose is lowered. That would be more of a case of "panicky liver", as described in the link. Then the body doesn't like the speed at which the bgs fall and it shoots out stored glucose to protect itself from the perceived danger even if the bgs aren't,t dangerously low. this can be something for dogs to overcome when the body has gotten used to running at higher levels.

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Thanks Tara,
I did a lot of testing today, and no huge drop numbers stayed pretty flate just high. I am using the Reli On Prime i will write numbers as they were read, this was not ment to be a curve I just tested a lot I caught her licking the grease between 2-4 hr post shot.

Fasting 339
2hrs 283
4hrs. 307
51/2 hrs 240
9hrs. 161
11hrs. 124

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I wanted to give it a few days before I did a curve or started to get too concerned becsuse I raised her dose to 5 from 41/2 and switched her food. I caught her licking the greese under the BBQ today so even though her numbers were high and she is back on the hills I figured that hamburger greese was the culprit.
I don't see any reaction from the grease unless I am reading this wrong. Twenty points here or there is really hard to attribute to anything, may just be the way the blood was mixed.

I didn't see a curve before the increase and food switch, but it will be hard to interpret the effect of the food change versus the increase as they both happened together.

I would let things settle as you said before doing a curve. But it might be good to do a few tests into the evening to see if her body doesn't like the late drop.

Then when you do a curve you can see how to address the drop if it is still happening. I wouldn't try anything now unless she goes low of course, but she may be a dog that does well with a snack midway through her curve.

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Thanks, I will keep things the same for a few days and then do a curve.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:59 PM
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Default Very funny story!

Talk about there is no textbook life lol
I tested miley at her fasting meter reads 134 great 2 hrs post 99 I am so happy things look great 4hrs later 224 what is going on!
I will tell you. Miley always loves to walk in my backyard behind my trees and spend some time there, sniffing eating grass. I always find her there as I did today. Ok so?
Well, as I was cutting the grass I was in the back by "the trees" that are ALL FRUIT TREES and I notice a lot of my apples are falling I pick them up throw them in the woods for the deer and keep going. I stop to take a picture of my one apple tree that is growing so nice ( the one Miley is always under) and as I am snapping pictures it dawns on me "MILEY"!!!
I can't believe I never put it together till now.
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the mystery is solved. maybe

we wont have control over everything unless we lock them up in a bubble and thats not going to happen

in time you become more accepting this is sometimes the best we can do and dont worry about it to much anymore .
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Sometimes we just have to let them be dogs. It sounds like Miley has a great life.
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Miley is a smart girl! 224 isn't bad. I'm in the let dogs be dogs camp. little stinkers
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