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Old 09-25-2016, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Luigiesmom View Post
Luigie age 14 as of Dec 5 2016 Schnauzer med weighs 21 lbs

Diagnosed Sept 1 2016 started 2.5 insulin now up to 15 NPH insulin twice a day using 100 unit needles Have been taking him 3 x a week for vet to check levels Everytime insulin has been increased I have become very worried

He is on a precriptive diet first 6 days on can food but hated it would no eat alone so I added boiled chicken breast fat free, cooked carrots even a little brown rice I give him 4oz 6:30 am 6:30 pm then the shot He generally eats between 2 1/2 & 3oz rarely 4oz but sometimes

He seems disorinented all the time He best behavior was at 10.cc but test were high always over 300/500 range Be going on 3 weeks Tuesday when he goes back at $180 a week I can't afford that and required to pay up front I'm a retired senior on SS He had been diagnosed with pancreitis had an attack last sept, Feb 2016 another in March Had first only seizure May 5 Sept 1 after 2 days of not being aright hind end would fail he went to vet test has diabeties. At one point last Sept it was suspected he had cushings but at no time in visits was he ever tested for that I have read up on all of what he has or supsected to have All seem to be connected I'm afraid insulin or at least this kind is not effective for him Can you offer an opinion if phone call would be better let me know Thank you for your time Mary Luigies mom

HOW is LUIGI doing??

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Old 09-26-2016, 04:55 PM
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Name: Duke
Weight: 15 lbs.
Breed: Bishon Frise
Age today: 11 years, 3 month (age when diagnosed: 7 years old)
Insulin: Levemir
Dose: 3.5 units, every 12 hours (am and pm)
Exercise: Two 1/4 to 1/2 mile walks/day
Diet: 1/4 cup wet W/D, 1/4 cup cooked chicken breast, 1 jar Gerbers baby food (strained beef)= 1 meal, two times a day.
Meter: AlphaTrak 2 - home testing
Challenges: Cataracts in both eyes have been surgically replaced (2 years ago). Current diagnosis of either Pancreatitis and/or Hepatitis. On Clavimox and Baytril, added SAMe for liver health. ALT and ASP (liver enzymes are extremely elevated). Has some neuropathy (weakness in hind legs) that started this morning.
Idea: I want a website and app to use and log glucose, food, dates and times delivered and interpretive analysis of the readings. I am willing and able to create something like this - would others find this helpful?
Thank you and appreciate any feedback or help to create comfort and wonderful life for my Duke

Thank you
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:16 PM
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Black Labrador retriever
9.5 years old, 73.4 pounds
Eating Hills W/d 2 cups twice a day
Levemir 3 units every 12 hours
Using ketodiastix for monitoring
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:40 AM
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(lost BLACK MAGIC in 2010)
Miniature Schnauzer
6 1/2 y.o., 17.3#
Blue Buffalo Healthy Weight - 1/2 cp morn w/banana/Cheerios; 1/2cp nite w/raw carrots/no-salt green beans
Diagnosed 2/1/17, started Vetsulin 4 units 2x/day, increased to 5, then 5.5, now 6 units 2x/day
Using Alphatrak2 and Ketodiastix (dark brown, 2+%, not good)
Alpha tracker results 2/25/17:
7a feed/inject 348
9a 246
12:30p. 332
2:30. 229
4:30. 437?/353
5:30 feed/inject
Lost 1# since diagnosis, take samples at upper lip smeared with Vaseline, tolerates well, concerned with sometimes erratic readings from Alphatrak i.e. yesterday at 2:30p got 229/225 successive readings but at 4:30p got 437/353 so question my technique?

Last edited by bontemp; 02-26-2017 at 06:52 AM. Reason: Add - lost 1# since diagnosis, have trouble with Alphatrak
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:50 PM
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Jessie, a 15 pounds poodle at 8 years old.
Diagnosed May 2016
Caninsulin...3 units twice a day
Meter...One Touch Verio Flex
Exercise....3 times a day (15-30-15 minutes)
Dog Food....homemade boiled grAss fed chicken, turkey or beef.... changed to 1/2 cup Ruby's Stevie twice daily
Treats ...2 homemade beef jerky
Challenge.....Glucose too spiky...was up to 12 units daily one month ago, now 6 daily and curves still spikes

Last edited by Goaway; 03-24-2017 at 09:55 AM. Reason: Changed diet thanks to this forum
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:39 PM
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Mini Schnauzer
7 1/2 yo
23.6 lbs
Diagnosed 1/20/17
Novolin N 5.5 units every 12 hours
Alphatrak2 and Pet Advocate Meters
3/4 cup Ruby's Stewbie and some chicken twice daily with injections. I sprinkle about 20mcg chromium picolinate and 1/16 tsp cinnamon on food.
Relion 26g lancet

Still regulating although we are doing much better and fasting levels this week have all been under 200. I do curves every two weeks right now as she seems to spike 2 hours after eating and we need to keep an eye on that. She's still settling in to 5.5 units.
Daisy- 7 1/2 yo Mini Schnauzer; 23 lb; dx 1/17; 5 units Novolin N every 12 hours; 3/4 cup Ruby's Stewbie and a couple small pieces of chicken every 12 hours; 20mcg chromium picolinate and 1/16 tsp cinnamon sprinkled over each meal
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:48 PM
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Taylor Emery is our beautiful 18 pound, 9 year old Jack Russel. We learned just today that she is diabetic. Will take her to our first injection lesson this afternoon. she was on Prednisone for a few years, due to her itching. It helped. But, I have learned it may have also helped her get this disease. Feel guilty. But, will now do the best that we can for her.
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