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Old 04-04-2019, 06:25 AM
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The weight gain is probably a result of better blood sugar. High sugar causes weight loss, but once sugars get better, a bit of weight comes back.
My dog lost and regained almost 5 lbs. in his early days.
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Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:10 PM
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I think this is a good sign too. When the cushings is raging they lose muscle mass.
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:44 PM
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His BG is high the last four days. Average in the 300's. I just took it at 7:30 p.m. and it is 481. He ate at 6:00. I hope maybe I am taking them at a peak point, but it seems as though it's getting higher. Could be because of the weight gain too so I need to increase the insulin to compensate.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:33 PM
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What you probably want to do is a complete curve . You can post it if you like
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Jesse-26 lbs - 15 years old - 9.5 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:57 AM
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Being high after eating is normal. But a curve will tell you the pattern and nadir now that he has gained weight.
Id bet money that the higher sugar is from the weight gain.
Weight gain usually requires a dose increase. Same as in humans.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:25 AM
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Thanks Everyone - he is due for a curve anyways so I will do one this weekend and post it.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:45 PM
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So the vet had me increase Yukons insulin because it was in the 200s one day and then all the sudden 500s the next day. I increased to 13 units and he's been all over the charts tonight before his dinner I did a urine and his blood glucose was about 251 hour later it's 730.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:59 PM
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My jesse has always gone through periods of changing regulation actually she is running a bit higher fasting lately . Tried a lower dose ( i kind of do the opposite of most and lower in response to higher sugar ) and i did get a better fasting for a day and went higher again but i gave it a bit of time . Then i gave a bit higher dose and her fasting went higher so we are in a standoff between 2 worlds higher and lower dose . She has been shaking her head lately so we started working on the ears as that can bring higher fastings with jesse .

Just being reactionary is what most do but I try to find an explanation and try not to just draw straws but its not easy
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:03 PM
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So at 8:30 pm it now registers HI. And I took him for a walk about 45 minutes earlier. I am really questioning the Vetsulin. This is so frustrating.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:07 PM
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I am doing a curve Thursday and I will post it. Hopefully the ocu glo was what's throwing him off.
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