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Old 11-23-2019, 02:01 PM
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Default When should I increase his insulin?

Mochi's blood sugar hasn't been stable this month. His highs are always around 460 and his lowest would be around 170.
But he's been on the higher side this month..
I remember my vet telling me that if his numbers do drop in the day back to the norm then just leave it as it is but I feel like he's had more high numbers than normal range numbers..
I know I've been taking him in and out of the specialists to get rehabilitation done and we've been rewarding him with chicken breast but tiny pieces. I don't think that's what's causing his highs because he just started rehab last week..

I've taken one number today so far at 12:30 and it's at 440..

Should I increase his insulin slightly to see if it'll make a change?
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: When should I increase his insulin?

Normally you should do a curve to determine dose adjustments but i do adjust jesses dose depending on fasting but not by much .
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Default Re: When should I increase his insulin?

Would you increase the dose of insulin even if it goes back to a normal range number by the end of the day?
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:04 PM
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What I do if she is above 250 at fasting I will give her a half unit more . If below that I will keep it at a normal dose . !20 and below I will give hew a half unit less

I dont see a problem if sugar isn't really that consistent with a dose that is with making small adjustments . The Ultimate goal and allot of dogs dont get there and still do good is under 200 maybe for two thirds of the day
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Default Re: When should I increase his insulin?

Thank you so much...I'll have to do a full day curve to see.

I think he's been higher throughout the day than lower..
But the past few weeks he's been having ups and downs every 2 hours. It would be lower around 250 at noon sometimes and then 2 hours later up to 380 and then back down again 2 hours after that.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:39 AM
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sounds like a plan
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Default Re: When should I increase his insulin?

My jet lag has been so bad...I ended up not being able.to take the numbers after the first fasting number until the midday number...

It's still quite high...I raised his dose of insulin only by 0.25units.

6am fasted- 310 (17.3mmol)
12pm midday- 410 (22.6mmol)

I'm starting to worry...what could be causing his sugars to have gone up...? It has been pretty consistent before. Besides his leg injury and bringing him to rehab last week there isn't much of a change with anything else...
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They haven't made a test strip to tell us where the sugar came from . Wish they could so all we can do is speculate

As long as your testing blood sugar a little bump should be ok . What I look for is if the bump drives numbers higher but with any dose adjustment higher give it 5 to 7 days to settle
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Default Re: When should I increase his insulin?

Can these bumps happen with anything? Even when the dogs totally fine?
Mochi's going on his 4th year being a diabetic and I still feel so clueless when things like this happen.
So far his blood sugar hasn't dropped too much...

6am fasted- 310 (17.3mmol)
12pm midday- 410 (22.6mmol)
2pm -270 (15mmol)
4pm-273 (15.2mmol)

I'm hoping for one last drop at 6pm..
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:15 PM
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Their can be no rhyme or reason . You must remember we are replacing a fine tuned natural process that works on a demand function . If the body needs insulin it produces it the same for sugar . What we do is a time release type of system that slowly gets released into the body . Quite different than the natural process

If the body calls for blood sugar maybe for energy and produces to much and not enough insulin to cope than sugar can spike .

We are actually very fortunate we are able to get the regulation we do and shows the body tries to adapt

You have done a good job with mochi . 4 years is fantastic . You cant control the process from start to finish . I tried and it just makes you nuts . So I am content with what we do with jesse and she has lived quite some time with the disease and she is far from perfect
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