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Old 05-15-2019, 02:32 PM
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Default Blood sugar level before bed

What is your dogs blood sugar level before bed and when he wakes up?

I recently changed Monty's food and need to get his numbers regulated again.
He is currently showing really low at night(down to 47 before bed last night), so I gave 1 treat, then he's back up to 200's this morning.
Since changing his food, I have been bringing his insulin down slowly over the last week. From 6.5 to 6 to 5.5 to 5 units this morning (hopefully get to that perfect number soon). I'm thinking with the change to 5 units he won't get so low before bed. Even tho he was in 200's this morning, he seemed to be functioning much better today.
What is the best number before bed and in the morning?
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Blood sugar level before bed

There is no best number in general . sometimes i think my jesse feels her best in that low 200s and seems to be more sluggish in the lower 100s and below

You would like to stay away from 80 and below as not much wiggle room to go lower during an unexpected drop in sugar
Jesse-26 lbs - 14 years old - 9 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 6 and 8 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Blood sugar level before bed

It kinda depends on the blood sugar pattern (curve) during the night. Sometimes it's different than the day curve pattern.

My dog seems to have more of a straight line decrease during the night, whereas during he day he has a bowl type, and climbs a bit after nadir period.

I haven't done an overnight curve, but I'm assuming this because his morning fastings can be as low as 4.0 or 5.0 (72 - 90), so I assume he wasn't lower than that as a nadir, or he probably would have rebounded, which he does once in a while.

His pre-dinner fasting can be anywhere from 6 - 10 (106 - 180).

Better safe than sorry overnight, so give yourself some wiggle room.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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