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Old 12-12-2017, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

Where you test on your dog: Her ear
Lances used (brand, gauge): Advocate
Whether you use a lancing device: yes
Lancing device brand, model: Advocate
Setting of the lancing device: 4 - 5
Meter you use: Advocate (and sometimes my Ultra Touch which always runs -10 under)
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

Spanky get tested on his ears using the AlphaTrak 2 system and lancet. We alternate the ears tested each time. He is very cooperative and not bothered by the poking.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:13 PM
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I just found the AlphaTrak 2 for $53 on Amazon. https://smile.amazon.com/AlphaTRAK-B...=alpha+track+2
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:45 AM
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Default Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

I came across this academic study from Europe where they used FreeStyle Libre (designed for humans) on dogs to see how well it would work in monitoring their glucose levels throughout the day. The study surprisingly found the tool to be very accurate and useful. They actually recommend using it. Did anyone try this?

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...jvim.14355/pdf
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

Thank you! That was a very interesting article. I wonder if the US will ever use these? It seems less invasive than how we test now, especially when we do a curve! I'll have to ask my vet about this. Did you ask your vet about it?
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

i test Levi's lip. I cant get ear blood. I use my meter...Bayer Contour next USB or my freestyle libre meter thats goes with my sensors.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:32 PM
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After using the lancet should there be or scab or mark or does that mean I should change to a lower setting?
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

I test Romeo on his butt, rotating sides. I shave the area, use sock with beans heated to warm the area, and use Genteel lancing device which uses a slight vacuum to get the drop. On days I do the blood curve I use a different lancet on his ears, adding them into the rotation. I put a flashlight behind the ear so I can see the blood vessels easier since he is so tiny.the flashlight has a flat surface,not the standard flashlight.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:08 PM
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PS when he was first diagnosed vet put Freestyle Libre sensor on him. It was not accurate, 50 or more points higher than blood test. And it irritated him so much he kept wiggling on his back til he got it off. No more.
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