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Old 01-23-2014, 04:57 PM
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Hi,

Pepper, 6 yr old female Bichon Frise, neutered
W/D Hill Science canned diet
NPH, 3 units, bid with meals
Awaiting Vet recommendation for meter

I am also diabetic, and recognized Pepper's symptoms last year-before the Banfield Vet was willing to diagnose them. Pepper was finally diagnosed last month, after I insisted the Vet redraw and test her blood/urine for diabetes. she will undergo a day-long monitoring tomorrow, 1/24/14 at Banfield, to reevaluate her correct insulin levels. She seems to be under control during the day, but all night long, she is barking, drinking, and barking again to go out. Hopefully we can get this regulated soon. My work performance is suffering from lack of sleep.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:29 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I copied your post into a new thread for you and Pepper. This way you will have a place to write your adventures.

Just sitting down to dinner, but others will likely be along this evening.

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:50 PM
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Hi and welcome! You have come to a great place for information and support.

I have a question or maybe a concern. If you had to force the vet to test him when the signs were clearly there, are you concerned that this vet might not be as experienced with diabetes as Pepper might need? If you are comfortable with him, then that is all that is important. At least you have experience with diabetes, so that is good....well, for Pepper(not such a great thing for you). You will find with dogs, things are a little different than people but knowing the basics will serve you well.

I can chime in on a meter because i don't think many vets encourage testing and many have no idea that a human meter can be used. I use the One touch Ultra - it is very close to my vet's lab and he was so impressed with it, he bought one for his clinic to use when they go off site. Mine reads about 10 points below his lab and it has actually read lower than his Alphatrack animal meter. Sometimes, in the high ranges, it might be further off but my dog has always been in good ranges while she is at the vet's office when i have had my meter with me.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:03 PM
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:25 PM
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OK, here's my question: why "Pepper"? "Salt" would have gone with the white color Fine looking pup!

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:32 PM
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If you want to resize the photo smaller, it will fit better within the forum. Unfortunately, I do not know of a way to resize the display of the photo here so it goes by the number of pixels.

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