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Old 09-18-2012, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

Look at the change this way: Novolin might give your pup better regulation! It's possible.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:27 PM
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I can only DREAM that something would actually work out for the BETTER and not worse after all this time - crossing my fingers and toes as I used to say as a kid!
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:09 PM
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Went to the Walmart here in Marinette, WI...The girl said they were all out of Humilin N...I had to ask her about the new insulin Novolin N..She found a bottle..It is made in Denmark....I hate switching from the Humilin N...Hattie is still so up and down..but maybe fingers crossed this will be better....can't afford anything else right now...
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:28 PM
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Went to the Walmart here in Marinette, WI...The girl said they were all out of Humilin N...I had to ask her about the new insulin Novolin N..She found a bottle..It is made in Denmark....I hate switching from the Humilin N...Hattie is still so up and down..but maybe fingers crossed this will be better....can't afford anything else right now...
i was happy when jesse switched to humilun under the relion name because she was so unstable and things did get better so switching back isnt as exciting but i think she will be just fine with the change back

most things dont remain the same over time and we have to expect change from time to time even within are dogs lifetime and must be ready to adapt to the new reality
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Bumping this up for newer members
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:48 PM
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Good day.

Walmart forced us to switch from Humulin N to Novolin N 5 days ago. Their pharmacist told us it was "basically the same thing," which many websites seemed to confirm. My buddy Joe Cooper, who is blind from diabetes, started having severe diarrhea today. I did a BG test, and his levels shot from 200 to 430 at the same time of day in less than a week--with the same amount of insulin.

Other factors could be to blame, certainly, but FYI. We're upping his injections by 10% immediately and keeping a close watch.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:57 PM
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I'm assuming you only had 1 reading of numbers in the 400's. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, they will have a number like that out of the blue. By the next fasting, he could be right down in his " normal" range. When people on here want to up the insulin over a single high reading we call it " chasing the numbers". I personally would have NO increase in dose until a complete curve is done..... A full 12 hours. It actually could cause more harm than good increasing on a single number, and you certainly don't want to risk a hypo. What was his numbers in general today???

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:09 PM
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Hi, Sandy. The severe diarrhea set me in a bit of a panic--last time that happened, he was hypo- with readings in the 20's. His readings fluctuate quite a bit, and getting him dialed in was a year long (and very expensive) project.

Yes, the 400+ reading was the only time he's been that way in over a year, and it was a single reading. I haven't done a full workup on him since the switch 5 days ago. I had been planning a 12 hr. test tomorrow, giving the insulin a few days to work at his previous levels (25 units.) Between the time I posted last I gave him his PM shot at 27 units.

Is total fasting a good idea with a diabetic dog? I fed him a small dinner (his usual low-fat, homemade food) with a little scoop of pure pumpkin for the tummy. Was thinking about giving him some kaopectate, too.
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Fasting can help a dog's tummy 'rest.' But you want to only give 1/4 or so of the usual insulin dose. A full dose on less food can lead to hypo.

If you fed less with a full dose, you'll need to monitor carefully as he may need more food to prevent lows.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:18 PM
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The only time I've withheld food was for almostv24 hrs and THAT was because of uncontrolable vomiting.... Never have for diarrhea..... Just fed boiled chicken and rice for that problem

Did he not get his normal amount of food tonight, but got a higher dose of insulin??? Watch him closely tonight, and better yet, I'd give a little more food to balance out the increase of insulin.

A curve, based on your 25u tomorrow sounds like a great idea!! Post your numbers before you increase..... You might be surprised

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