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Old 09-20-2009, 08:08 AM
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Buster
Diagnosed in March 2009
Insulin: Vetsulin - 16 units 2Xs a day
Food-science Diet W/D
weight- 90 lbs
Age- Will be 10 in November
One touch Ultra 2 - Test on his elbows
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:58 PM
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my child's name:binx
shepard mix
wt 70lbs
diet DCO purina prescribed diet
vetsulin 28units 2x at feedings 2cups dry 2x
alpha trax meter only one that is perfect close to lab test
has been diabetic for three years sugar was so high developed cataracts overnight since then I've kept him regulated do my own curves to keep cost down but vetsulin prices have gone from 27.50 a bottle to 49.50 in just the last 2 weeks they make it hard to keep your child alive!
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:35 AM
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Name : Lizzie

Breed : rat terrier

Diagnosed : 10/9/09

Weight : 17.5 lbs

age: 5 yrs

Diet : Hills prescription diet dry w/d

Insulin : vetsulin 4 u twice a day

Meter : havent started to monitor from home yet--new @ this and to be honest was too scared but this forum gives me hope.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:06 AM
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Name : Naj

Breed : Lhasa Apso / Poodle

Diagnosed : 10/15/09 and Confirm by Urine 10/18/09

Weight : 18.8 lbs Now --
His weight loss is what made be take him to the vet and urination inside house
25 lbs prior to diabetes

age: 7 yrs 8 months

Diet : Previously Bil-Jac before diabetes
Now: Boiled Chicken / Green Beans and 1/2 cup Organic Blue All Natural

Insulin : vetsulin Once a Day 9 units
I take him back to the Vet in 1 week to retest and see if the insulin dose is working for him.

Meter : No meter yet, but intend to purchase the alphatrak next pay day
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:24 AM
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Changed to Humulin N

Dog's name, breed: Ginger Shih Tzu
Dog's weight: 16 lbs

Diet: Ginger develops large bladder stones unless she is fed Royal Urinary SO to prevent bladder stones. She has had surgery twice to remove stones. We tried Hills C/D for a year but it never dissolved the stones. Royal does a good job. Our Vet says
Royal SO may be fed to a diabetic dog.

Changed diet" 1/2 Royal urinal SO food
1/4 green beans
1/4 steamed carrots


We feed twice a day: 7AM and 7PM

Insulin:Vetsulin

Twice a day after feeding

Number of units per injection and injections per day:

generally level 5.5 if a full meal is eaten

Brand of BG meter if home testing:

IPET, works well with small amount of blood. The blood enters the end of the test strip rather than the side like our Vets meter.

We also use Bayer diastix glucose strips to check for glucose in her urine. We have to ask for the strips at the pharmacy as they are not stocked on public shelfs.

Changed to Humulin N about a month ago under our Vet's guidence as regulation using Vetsulin was impossible to achive.

Ginger started with 2 units on Humulin N twice a day for around 5 days.
Then 3 units twice a day for another five days.
Then 5 units twice a day for two weeks.
As Ginger was generally high I then slowely raised her shots 1/4 of a unit over several more days. We are now at 7 units twice a day and finely her blood suger levels are in range. A quarter unit using a Humulin syringe is hard to set.


I changed from a IPET meter to a Walmart Micro meter. The Micro meter only requires 0.03 microliter. Micro meter cost is $12 and change and the strips are $22 and change for 50 strips. I add +35 to the Micro meter readings to get closer to a canine reading.

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Old 12-17-2009, 05:20 PM
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Name: Tori, Scottish Terrier
Age: 8 yrs. 6 months
Weight:25 lbs.
Just diagnosed a week ago
Novolin N, 13 units twice a day.

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Old 12-27-2009, 02:54 PM
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Name : Frankie

Breed : Dachshund
Diagnosed : in October by urine and blood test

Weight : 21 lbs.

age: 12 1/2 yrs.
Diet : Hill's W/d
Snacks: green beans, califlower, and baby carrots. Sometimes get some beef (cooked, no seasoning).

Insulin : vetsulin twice a day 14 units now.

Meter : I have the alphatrak and do curve about every 10 days.

His diabetes is not in full control yet, but almost there I believe.
Sometimes his glucose level peaks higher than 500 right before the injection.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:55 AM
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Name: Tabatha
Breed: Yorkie
Age: 11
Weight: 12 pounds
Food: WD and carrots for snacks.

Tabatha has had diabetes for about 5 years now. First year she lost her sight and we had surgery done on her eyes. HER SIGHT IS GOOD NOW. She was on Vetsulin for 5 years until just recently. I posted her experience on this site. Right now she has been changed to Hummulin N. She was started out at 7 units 2X aday.But that is to high now. Yesterday We went to the vet and while we were there she became hypoglycemic. (27) ended up with food, sugar water anything to get her blood suger up. So, now I'm doing her blood sugar testing and calling the vet to report the numbers. So now we are working on the dosage. I found taking blood from her arm is much easier then getting it from her ear. Hopfully things will get better. I will do what ever needs to be done to keep her healthy.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:15 PM
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My greyhound is also hypoglycemic and I take blood from the paw, it seems to be easier for both of us
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:24 AM
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Where on the paw do you take it. I take it on busters callous on his elbow but I would like another spot since I think he gets sore there.
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