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Old 07-13-2018, 08:09 AM
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Thanks, I just tried to get some Karo into her by putting it on her gums but she was not excited about that at all. I think most of it is in her beard.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:33 AM
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This happened to me before. I also forgot a few times and even injected myself by accident. If there is a mishap with injections or testing, I had it.

My advice would be test and donít try to compensate with food until you know the number. It may one of those days when it is high anyway. Otherwise, you can get on the roller coaster of pushing Snickers too high. I would test every 30 minutes or so and look for any danger signs.

One time, Maggie got into my honeybaked ham and had that yummy coating all in her white beard. I just knew for sure that her sugar would be off the charts. It never got high at all. I think sometimes their body can adjust a bit on their own especially if they have had diabetes for a while. Donít beat yourself up because life just happens sometimes.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:53 AM
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Ok. The first hour after I sugared her up she registered high, the second hour she is at 239. I have a car appt. in 2 hours and I'm freaking out about leaving her.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:53 AM
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Snickers is still alive and seems to be no worse for the wear.

After the first couple of hours she dropped to around 250 and hovered in that range for a couple of hours. Then she suddenly dropped to around 140 and got as low at 109 so not overly dangerous and stayed there for some time, even after supper. I was feeding her snacks throughout and occasionally some syrup. Surprisingly she still ate supper after all the extra food.

What I noticed is that syrup only gave a small (50pt) jump for a very limited time, maybe 30 minutes and then it was like I had never given her any. Glad she never dropped really low since she was getting tired and had lost interest in snacks for a while and getting syrup in her was a real struggle.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:39 AM
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Yep thats what Jesse gets about a half hour and then its used up

A dogs body does a good job at protecting itself even with a a dose being well above the normal dose

Great job keeping your pup safe and why we test
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:52 PM
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Very good. Home testing really eliminates the guess work. It kept her safe and eased your mind at the same time.

Nice
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:05 AM
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I'm just checking in with a mid-year update on Snickers.

She is doing pretty good overall but her age and arthritis are catching up with her. I was able to get her to swim at the lake a fair amount and she just went to the annual k-9 splash event for dogs at our local pool. She usually uses a life jacket so when you first put her in she just floats around and doesn't paddle. I assume the floating is a relief on her joints. In shallow water she will plant her front legs on the bottom and just let her back end float.

Last week I started giving her turmeric and it seems to be helping her joints a lot. I was never able to combat the loss of appetite and other side effects she experienced with her arthritis meds so I stopped. The turmeric is a pain to deal with (it stains, needs to be combined with oil and pepper) but I was shocked what a difference it has made so I will be keeping it up.

Her insulin needs have been dropping steady since March and she is down to 6.5 units 2x a day (she was at 8 in March). Don't know exactly why but I guess it doesn't matter, does it?

Anyway, we are just taking it one day at a time and we hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend coming up!
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:58 AM
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Nice update and glad snickers is doing well . Interesting on turmeric and helping with arthritis hope it continues to help . I get a picture of snickers just standing still floating and gives me a chuckle .

My jesse is getting older she is not fly girl anymore as she runs and flys into the bed but misses the mark now. In her mind she can still do it . Getting old doesnt mean its not as much fun its just a different kind of fun

My theory with needing less insulin is i believe the liver doesnt store as much sugar as they get older so you would need less insulin . Good catch .
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:07 PM
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It really is pretty funny to see her float - she lists to one side but she is still so dignified and unfazed by it all. She's like the Judy Dench of the dog neighborhood. The other dogs always settle down around her and give her respect. One young dog at the pool kept bringing her tennis balls like he was trying to get her approval.
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Great she's active, happy & healthy at 17, ... not to mention doing well with her diabetes management!


Kudos to you for taking great care of your girl.
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