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Old 09-16-2019, 07:57 AM
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Thanks.... I’ll personally be happy with a 300’s fasting Just want to get her out of the 400’s. Gave her a smig more this morning... not quite 1/4 more. And I’ll increase 1/2 u tonight. Tiggy was soooi much easier hahahaha
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:24 AM
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As you remember all dogs are different and comparing one to the other usually doesnt work out

You will get their sandy . You have got through maybe more than half the battle this early on . Thats pretty good for most

If you do see higher numbers with a larger dose than you may want to re calibrate a bit and slow down adjustments higher and may even need to reduce to see if you passed what was needed or accepted

for Jesse i cant give her more than 3 units . Injected insulin is just to hard on her . It was very difficult to regulate her . The one meal was a last ditch effort for her and it worked . Oh I was so thankful . It took us 6 months to figure out . There were times i would give her one unit and that could be to much

I had to give her spoonfuls of honey to keep her sugar up . IT was brutal and nobody could help me with an answer . when i came up with this new routine natalie and patty said go for it and we did and I appreciated there support

You may see what your looking for in a month or 6 months just go with the flow of sugar . Use your good common sense you have . Many times its more of an art than science during regulation

almost everyone gets to a place that the caretaker is satisfied with and the dog lives a normal happy life with some limitations
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:51 AM
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So far so good with my slight increases. Much lower fasting numbers ... mid and lower 300’s. With numerous spot checks in the upper 200’s to low 300’s. Slow and steady we go!!

Jesse girl you’ve been a life saver for me with this one lol. I NEVER would have considered that it was fine giving just one meal.... totally against all the RULES... but you have the tract record to prove it can be done!����
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:10 AM
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great work sandy . Yes slow and steady wins the race

I am glad jesses routine was helpful for you 2 . Hope things continue to improve

The approach to K9 diabeties has changed quite a bit since jesses diagnosis and its from the caretakers in the trenches and forums like this which move the needle
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:55 AM
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I'm following your story, just have nothing to add. You and Jesse Girl are far outside my experience. But I'm so glad you have expert advice from someone who has been there!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:58 AM
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We’re still status quo but I’m sure things are gonna change here soon lol. Andie had her dental yesterday with three teeth removed... cute little snagged tooth now. She’s on antibiotics for a week so we know how that messes stuff up and I got a prescription for Entyce for her. She started snubbing her nose at her usual treats in the morning but will eventually eat enough of them for me to give her some insulin. Gonna wait till everything settles down and off antibiotics and do another curve. Fasting numbers are consistent morning and night so I must be doing something right lol. We’re still in the low to mid 300’s with those but she seems to be doing fine with that. Just have to keep reminding myself slow and steady
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Hi MaryLea!!!! Long time no see!! Hope you and your babies are doing well!!
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Just be aware that treats like chicken or meat, etc have no real carb content, so the insulin could cause sugar to go lower than you like. When she doesn't eat give her carb treats, dog biscuits are a good choice as they are usually made from a grain or veggies.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:08 PM
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Just be aware that treats like chicken or meat, etc have no real carb content, so the insulin could cause sugar to go lower than you like. When she doesn't eat give her carb treats, dog biscuits are a good choice as they are usually made from a grain or veggies.
Raysaint this is my 2nd sugarbaby....I managed my 1st girl for 8 healthy years!!! Believe me, when it comes to managing this in the normal textbook way with 2 meals a day I can do it blind folded lol. This one is not a morning girl so Iím trying Jessiegirls method.... but thanks for the cautionary note
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