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Old 08-28-2018, 02:47 PM
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Hello,
I’d like to introduce myself as Ozzie’s Dad!
Ozzie is 12 year old Westie..I joined the forum because I am really stumped about his Regulation. I know where he should be and I know where he is!
We have stumped 3 vets.. so far.
We check blood by Alphatrak., curves ever 2 weeks and always record am and Pm BGs.
He is 20 pounds and we are currently at 6 3/4
Units.. and heading slowly toward 7.
Ozzie started at 8 when he was diagnosed and bottomed out and we dealt with
Somogyi for weeks and had to go all the way back
To 1 unit...
First vet went t0 8.. too much
2nd vet did curves for days and had never seen 250 point drops in 2 hours..
She switched to Lantus for the longer duration Bc Ozzie does not hold his insulin.... in house curves for weeks .. slowing moving up to 2 then 3 but Bg still too high
400s, 500,s some 600 and 700...
Fast forward to new vet internist..
Who says we can give insulin whenever we want and he was very happy with the 400 and 500 numbers .Needless to say,
We are leaving him.. his words belie all that was ever know abt how insulin and diabetes work.......
So now we sit..
Ozzie cannot get out of the 400s Am and Pm reads.
I plan to bump him to 7 units shortly..
Has anyone ever experienced a diabetic with such swings?
Here is the interesting part.. he does NOT drink
Or pee excessively. He is pretty great clinically!
Now that I have your head spinning.. lol
It is same food, same injection time AM and PM.. no snacks and 1 can of Hills glucose management at each meal currently at 6
3/4 units...
We change the Relion NPH
Walmart Insulin every 40 days..
I’m trying to think what else I have not answered to solve Ozzie’s crazy
BG reads....
Thanks so much for reading my post and I will put up an avatar with specific food,insulin, photo and diagnose date April 18
2018..
If anyone has any insight it would be wonderful!
Thanks so much!
Ozzie’s Dad

May head to another specialist.. but each time we have to go back to square one!
These forums have taught me MORE than any vet and belonging to them has given me an inside track and I am extremely grateful for all of you!
I have come a very long way since my first
Diabetic dog in 2003...thank you very much!!
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