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Old 02-15-2018, 03:34 PM
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I agree but now that her numbers are so jacked out of shape I don't know what to do. He wants to do another curve the 1st and I know he is gonna want to increase her dose again. Her numbers are very high and scary. When she was first diagnosed she was peeing more and drinking more and seemed to be lethargic at times. Nothing has changed. When he first started her on the 17 units the water intake and peeing slowed down but still lethargic. Her weight when diagnosed was 79 and now 69. Normal is around 85.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:37 PM
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Not sure I understand the last sentence about fast acting insulin.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:00 PM
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there are insulin's that are used as a correction to higher sugar. They are more potent and can lower blood sugar quite rapidly . They also dont last as long as the insulin you are using on your dog now . Most vets use at there clinic to reduce sugar in dogs that are in crisis do to higher sugar . It does take knowledge an understanding to use them

I would recommend reading all the information the site has . The better you understand the disease the more you can help your pup

Another factor is you want to make sure no other medical conditions that can affect blood sugar . Infections of all kinds are known to cause that .A primary one is UTIs

Most get to a place that works and go on with normal lives with some limitations . I am bit concerned of your vets methods . The problem sometimes we make it up as we go when there are not solid protocols in place and thats the nature of this disease
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:15 PM
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Yea, she was already on meds a week ago for UTI
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:09 PM
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UTIs can cause symptoms similar to what you see in high sugar in diabetics

So you got some things that are muddying the waters as far as regulation Possibly a dose that may be to much and A UTI possibly causing resistance to insulin

Now are you testing sugar at home ? Its possible once that UTI is cleared the need for insulin may need to be reduced so something to keep an eye on . Also some of these UTIs can be stubborn to cure if you dont find the correct antibiotic

You really cant regulate while a UTI is alive . You could substantially raise the dose as your vet is doing to try to break resistance but once its broken as with the UTI numbers could plummet
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:42 PM
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He put her on a 7 day prescript of Baytril 136mg on 26 Jan. I recently purchased any easy tough glucose meter which I was excited about, but it kept malfunctuning , so trying to figure out a good pet meter that won't break the bank as we are older and been retired for 7 years and on a fixed income.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:15 AM
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we used the one touch ultra. it requires a little more blood than some other meters do but you can find strips on ebay a little cheaper than buying in the store.

even though it wasn't a pet meter. I felt comfortable that by using the same meter I had consistent readings. Perfect regulation was never gonna happen with my crazy dog

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Old 02-19-2018, 05:13 PM
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Craig, an update on glucose meters. The Easy touch was nice and easy, however as careful as I was it took 12 strips to get 4 results as kept coming up err1 meaning defective strip. I returned it. I bought a relion prime until I get good at this. I remember you saying you use it for daily testing. How far off it is from what actual glucose is. For example, last test was 349. Would that be about 400?
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:10 PM
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I would be happy to send you one of the donated AlphaTrak2 meters. All you would have to buy are the strips. And you can hold onto it until you feel more comfortable testing and are ready to try it.

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Old 02-20-2018, 10:19 PM
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Now that I think about, how about my sending you the donated AlphaTrak2 as a way of "calibrating" your Relion meter. The cost to you would just be one box of AphaTrak test strips. And then, when you know how the Relion readings compare you can just use it if they are close enough.

You "calibrate" your Relion meter using the AlphaTrak with side by side tests for a week or so.

That's something I did with an AlphaTrak and my OneTouch Ultra meter and it was really helpful. After that, I used the OneTouch and had a good idea of the "actual" readings.

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