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Old 05-17-2009, 12:46 PM
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Dog's name, breed: Nana, Chihuahua
Age: 9
Dog's weight: 7.5 pounds
Diet: Science Diet Mature Small Bites mixed with w/d
Insulin: Vetsulin
Number of units per injection and injections per day: 5 units twice daily
Brand of BG meter if home testing: nothing yet

Nana was turned over to the vet clinic that I work for. Previous owner was not good about keeping up with her injections and wanted her euthanized because she was peeing all over her house.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:03 AM
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Dog's name, breed: Devon, shepalabragoldendobierottachow.

Dog's weight: depends on the vet - 110 - 117

Diet: Mr Fussy is still making it up as he goes along HELP

Insulin: Today Vetsulin - Later today it's' NPH or a new vet. I figure it's my call because they aren't shoving food and Karo into their dog at 12 AM 4 nights a week. (I'm so bitter can you tell :-) )

Number of units per injection and injections per day: 12u 2x on Vetsulin

Brand of BG meter if home testing: was an IPET which I liked until I started getting bonker readings. I called them and whined and they sent me a new one and it just did the same thing. Well at least they were nice and shipped the replacement 2nd day with lots of supplies.

What do you suggest?
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:45 PM
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Dog name and breed: Daygo, miniature pinscher
Age: 7 years
Weight: 17-18 lbs.
Diet: Science diet adult light with a small amount of canned light mixed in
Insulin: Vetsulin 7 units twice a day (just changed dose from 8 units)

Daygo was just diagnosed on April 29, 2009, so we're still really new to this.
I did his first glucose curve last week and his readings were really good, but he started getting too low around 9 hours post insulin dose. We just started him on the 7 units a few days ago. We give green beans as his treat and he loves them! I use a Reli On ultima meter (Walmart) for his glucose testing.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:38 PM
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Dog name and Breed: Baby, Yellow Lab

Age: 7 years
Weight: 91 lbs
Diet: Milleninum Solid Gold dry, 3/4cup, 1/2cup chopped chicken, 1/2cup string
beans, 1/2 cup Wellness Chicken canned dog food. (lower canned food on 7/2)
Insulin: NPH Walmart, Relion
Dosage: 17 units am 18 units pm (just changed on 7/2)
Diagnosed January, 2009
Brand Of Meter - Alpha Track - I liked having the true readings but, is costly
buying the strips.

Baby, is still not regulated gets highs mostly in the am. but, doing much better within the last two months. I test her on her elbows - that is the easiest place for me and she does not mine it at all.

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Old 06-24-2009, 11:07 AM
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Harley, Shiba Inu, 5 years old, Diagnosed 3/2009

Diet: Blue Seal Low Calorie Adult (for now) with 4oz of whatever moist he'll eat prior to injection

Insulin: 11 units Humulin N twice daily

Meter: iPet (Love it!!!) Test inside of lip

Other medications: Soloxine 0.2mg twice daily

Weight: 38 pounds
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:48 PM
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Pepper, 11 years old, Miniature Schnauzer, Diagnosed 4/09.

Weight: She is 20 lbs now, lost about 7 pounds.

Insulin: Vetsulin, 10 units 2x a day

Diet: I just started making my own with lean meat, grain, raw broccoli, carrots, green beans and cottage cheese

Meter: Walgreens Tru-Tech

No other meds

She went blind a couple of weeks ago. I am having a hard time regulating her sugar. She has huge spikes. After reading the info here I think I may be giving her too much insulin. I would like to switch to NPH so I can buy it OTC.
Does that cause additional problems when you are trying to regulate?
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Name : Lucy

Breed : Miniature Schnauzer

Diagnosed : December 23rd 2007

Weight : 22 lbs (lost weight at beginning )

Diet : Burns High Oats (was On Bakers Complete up until June 2009)

Insulin : On Insuvet Lente for nearly a year. ( Now on Caninsulin since Jan 2009)

Caninsulin 9iu Twice a day.

Meter : On Call Plus (uses small drop of blood) Did use One Touch Ultra 2.

Testing: Inside of both lips, Carpal pads.


Meds : Optimmune Eye Ointment for Dry Eyes

Cranberry powder for repeated UTI's.

Lucy has very limited sight due to cataracts.

Lucy had implants in both eyes on the 15th September 2009
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:15 PM
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Dog's name, breed:Rani, 10 year old rottweiler
Dog's weight: 86 lbs
Diet: Science Diet Sensitive Stomach
Insulin: Vetsulin
Number of units per injection and injections per day: 25 cc's 2x's a day
Brand of BG meter if home testing: not home testing yet


She is healthy except for the diabetes which was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago.

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Old 08-22-2009, 05:52 PM
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Dog's name: Kai
Breed: Weimaraner
Dog's weight: 85lbs
Diet: Taste of The Wild Dry & Spoon of Merrick or Evo Can
Insulin: Humulin N
Number of units per injection and injections per day: 33U 2x a day
Brand of BG meter if home testing: One Touch Ultra 2

Kai is doing so much better! He has lost his eye sight but recently learned to rely on his other senses.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:23 AM
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Hi:
I am new to this forum.
Bradi 6 years 8 months
16 lbs.
Humulin N 5 units 2x day

Bradi was just diagnosed with diabetes. She went into ketoacidosis and was hospitalized for 2 days. We have her home but she wasn't eating the WD. We saw a post that someone baked the food. We did this and she is now eating it. We've been mixing some chicken or egg and some rice and veggies and she's eating well now.
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