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Old 10-19-2012, 06:36 AM
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Hi, My name is Linda and I have a 9 year old yellow lab named Jake. I noticed that Jake was drinking a lot of water, peeing more and acting sluggish. Since my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 15, I put two and two together. I did a urine test and the glucose was as high as it could register. After several failed attempts at trying to use his ear to check his blood, I was able to use get a reading using his inner lip. (I now use his callous elbows) Blood glucose was in the high 400's. I took him to the vet and they gave a diagnosis of diabetes on Sept 24th. I was able to keep Jake at home and we have been working at getting him regulated. I think it has gone very well. Jake gets 17 units of novolin n twice a day and his highest reading in the last 5 days was 258 and the lowest 111. We have a check-up at the vet tomorrow to see if any adjustments need made to his insulin levels. I have to say I was frightened about this new adventure, but it has been much easier than when I was dealing with my daughter. I can control Jake's food, exercise etc. much easier than a teenager. My daughter is now in her late 30's and has excellent control of her diabetes, so I hope Jake does as well. I'm sure I will have lots of questions as we get further into this.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:06 AM
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Jake is a beautiful boy. Lol on him being easier to control than a teenager! I'm glad your daughter is doing well too!

Are they going to do a curve tomorrow? Since you are adept at home testing you might want to see if you could do your own curve and they could analyze the data? less stress for Jake and less money out of pocket for you

congratulations on getting him under control so quickly! Judi
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:12 AM
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Are they going to do a curve tomorrow? Since you are adept at home testing you might want to see if you could do your own curve and they could analyze the data? less stress for Jake and less money out of pocket for you
Judi, The vet was comfortable with letting me do the curve at home. I have done two, the latest one yesterday and the vet will use it to adjust Jake's insulin. This has saved me a good deal of money. Jake has been great at letting me poke him!
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:13 AM
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Welcome! Sounds like things are going well, and that's great. Keep us updated.
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Welcome to you and Jake. Sounds like you've been on top of things from the beginning - always a bonus! Glad that your daughter is doing well too! If you have curves you wish to share the folks here can offer feedback should you have any questions or concerns along the way. Holli
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:38 AM
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Thanks everyone for the welcome. It looks like I should keep all my questions and comment in my original post?

This is the curve I did yesterday for our vet appointment tomorrow morning. I realize I did not do the testing every two hours and my vet said I did not have to get up throughout the night to test. Any comments welcome.
Thursday, Oct. 18
6:00 am:111 (breakfast and shot) 17 units of novolin N
9:00 am: 123
Noon: 235
2:00 pm: 233
5:00 pm: 154 (dinner and shot) 17 units of novolin N
7:00 pm: 158
10:00 pm: 230
2:00 am: 150
Friday October 19
6:15 am: 118 (breakfast and shot) 17 units of novolin N
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:53 AM
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Looks pretty darn good!
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Hey, for only being diagnosed a few weeks ago and seeing numbers like that, there are going to be a few folks on here that are jealous. Great job! What brand of meter are you using?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:03 PM
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What brand of meter are you using?
I'm using the OneTouch Ultra.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:04 PM
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From Dog, Diet, Insulin thread:
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Jake was diagnosed Sept, 24, 2012

Dog's name, breed: Jake, Labrador retriever

Dog's weight: currently 86 - Jake was 92 before diabetes

Diet: 4 health lamb and rice, 1 & 7/8 cups twice a day

Insulin: novolin N

Number of units per injection and injections per day: 17 units twice a day, still regulating. This is just week 4 since being diagnosed.

Brand of BG meter if home testing: One Touch Ultra
That's pretty impressive!
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