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Old 04-22-2018, 11:08 AM
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Name/breed: Lucy, mystery mix, 58 lbs

Diet: feeding Wellness Core Reduced Fat now but her BG really spikes after eating so I may have to look for another alternative. I tried home cooking after she had a bout of diarrhea but it just wasnít working for us. Too much protein and the diarrhea got worse and I just couldnít figure out the right mix and a combo she would eat. I finally transitioned her back to a dry but the spike after eating is HUGE. It has potatoes and Iím guessing thatís the problem. Unfortunately low glycemic carbs like lentils and chickpeas give her reflux.

Insulin: just started levemir after trying Novolin N and Novolin 70/30 over past two months. Dosage ranges from 2-3u 2x/day. The vet gave me a variable dosage chart and her dose is based on her fasting BG at that moment. I know thatís not the norm but I think itís because levemir is long acting so thereís potential for overlap. Weíve only been using a few days and dosage will def need lots more tweaks.

Meter: alphatrak2, but I also have a one touch mini and Iím hoping it will be accurate enough to use once sheís somewhat regulated since there are strips that are MUCH cheaper for it
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:10 PM
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Iím cooking for my dog and is there a protein to carb ratio that is sort of standard
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:30 PM
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Hello. Our dog was just diagnosed with diabetes last week and we have started him on insulin. I am at a complete loss as to what to feed him though. He used to be on raw food (Answers - patties) but I was told it's not good for him and to find something else. Any and all input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:06 PM
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Dog's name, breed: Henry, Lab/Border Collie. Probably 11 years old.

Dog's weight: 68lbs

Diet: Natural Balance Grain Free Lamb Formula twice a day. We make homemade deer jerky treats for him. He has some food allergies and chicken is a big one, turns him red and his hair falls out.

Insulin: Vetsulin but doesnít seem to be helping much. Glucose readings still 400 to 500. Our vet is concerned to increase insulin any higher for now.

Number of units per injection and injections per day: 14 units twice daily.

Brand of BG meter if home testing: Advocate PetTest meter and strips. I have a One Touch as backup.

Henry was just diagnosed with diabetes about a month ago. Out vet believes it was from long term steroids for allergies. He was started on Vetsulin 10 units 2x a day and increased from there to 14 units. He has shown improvement as we were getting HI on the meter at first. I'm not sure at times if he will get through this.
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:25 PM
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Dog Name : Cloud , Sib Husky 11 years old

Dogs weight : 80lbs

Diet : Vet gave me Hills canned 2 and 1/2 cans per day
okay with it first day at home but starting to not eat it

Insulin : Vetsulin 7 units twice a day, his last readings at hospital were
4/26 BG 445, 4/27 BG 488, 4/28 BG at hospital still high and not reported, 4/29 BG pre insuline 225 after insuline 1am is 148, 4am 159. this is when i picked him up.

BG meter : currently i dont have a meter and im conflicted on which one to purchase atm because financially the hospital visit drained me and i dont want to constantly bring him to the vet to get blood work because it will stress him out.
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Old 07-15-2020, 02:37 AM
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We are Dutch and living in North-Holland

Dogs Name: Bart, Small Munsterlander, born july 2011

Dogs weight: 42lbs (21 kg)

Diet: Started with Prins diabetic dry food, Than Royal Canin Diabetic Dry food, now changed to Raw meat, comes in sausages dutch brand Raw for Dogs includes 10 % vegetables and no carbohydrates, with little vegetable oil and some linseed one theaspoon each meal to prevent obstipation
He eats three times a day. 8.30 - 12.00 - 19.30

At the 12.00 meal he gets 10 gr Prins dry food to gets the nadir. The sam 10 gr Prins he gets at 22.30 to gets the nadir at night.

Insulin : Vetsulin morning 6.5 evening 6

BG meter: Freestyle Reader, also used with Freestyle sensors, used in the beginning 5 sensors to get him sorted out.

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Diagnosed with diabetics : 1 oktober 2019

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Old 07-30-2020, 10:26 PM
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Hi all! I am Amy and my dog is "Titus." He is 10 years old and 77 lbs. We live in Iowa in the US. We are on Novolin N and using the Premier Relion meter from Walmart. He was diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am going this alone and doing his curve at home, and I am a little overwhelmed and scared of a hypo, but by my calculations, he should be okay. I am trying to regulate him now. No readings yet under 450.
My vet is of no real help. I hope I can find answers here! Thank you.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:36 PM
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welcome Amy and Titus
we can help just need more info on Titus
can you post a recent curve
also how much insulin and what brand
what food and how much

i regulated my dog on my own with the help of the forum people. take a breath it gets better
Riliey . aka Ralphy, Alice, Big Boy
20 lb male. 5 1/2 nph insulin. 1/2 cup fromms. black cockapoo, dx Apr 2012 . 5 1\2 yrs diabetic. 2000 to 2017
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