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Old 05-03-2013, 02:31 PM
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I too would stick with the current diet for now. Once the blood sugar is down to a better range, you will be able to see whether the diet needs tweaking or not.

The range of high to low in this curve is only 115 points. that's really good. If more insulin brought all of these readings down by 100 points, it would be a nice curve of 128-243.

4:20 AM - Fasting - 283
4:35 AM - Food & Insulin

4:40 AM 261
6:21 AM 316
8:21 AM 343
10:18AM 307
12:29PM 329
2:20 PM 228
4:18 PM 284

The rise in the curve is at mid-day so you're definitely not getting a burst of carbs right after eating. Instead, it looks like digestion is lagging a bit in the morning.

And the insulin lasted exactly 12 hours since your two pre-meal readings were identical.

There's really a lot to like about this curve. Hope it will stay that way as the insulin dose goes up.

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:59 PM
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Thanks so much for the input, Natalie, Barb, Cebe & Craig. I have not taken her BG reading since increase of insulin to 16 units. I am out of strips & have just order new ones. I have the ReliOn Prime but gonna give her a rest from sticking for a few days. The Alphatrak strips should be here in the next day or two. I only got 25 in the "Kit" I purchased w/ the Alphatrak2 . I used all but 1 on the curve the other day & messed it up. Soooo
I will do another curve on Thursday when I am off & see how the extra unit effected the readings. It was nice not to see any huge spikes or drops during the time I was doing the curve.
Hopefully that extra unit will make all the difference. My hubby was commenting on how frisky Abbie is acting. It is such a relief to see her acting more like herself! She has some other issues we need to address. She has apparently partially torn her cruciate ligament on her left rear leg. The vet doesn't want to do anything until her blood sugar is regulated. It will be a major thing to repair it from what I understand, with therapy afterwards which we can do at home. Very restricted activity. I miss her on our walks.
Thanks again for your valuable insight! I would still feel like I was walking in circles in the wilderness if not for this site~
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:40 PM
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Maggie had ACL surgery and a year later had to have her patella reattached. She was quite a wild thing when she was young. This happened when she was really young - it is hard to restrict activity on a young JRT. Hopefully, Abbie will be more cooperative.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:55 PM
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Amy, my Abbie is quite hyper. She likes to run. We found her at the humane society when she was about 2. After we lost our 14 year old Golden Retriever, I was really sad & thought I would go to the shelter. I saw Abbie & she was "bouncing" off the wire of the kennel she was in. I thought I could not keep up with her, so I came home & told my husband I must not be ready yet, none of the dogs there caught my eye. (accept Abbie for her hyperactivity). The next day my husband went to the shelter. (I did not describe Abbie or comment about her. ) Guess who my husband brought home - Abbie. When she is bad, I always tell him she is his dog. I have had trouble keeping up with her until recent years. She is now 11 almost 11 1/2 - Everyone that sees her thinks she is younger. She has slowed down since ACL tear & her diabetes, but thankfully this past week or two she is beginning to be her perky self again.
Sounds like your pup Maggie likes to tear about too!
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Elaine,
Sounds like things are going pretty well. I'm sorry to hear about Abbie's knee though.

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Help~! Any experience with "mess up's" with insulin/food? My hubby feeds our pups & gives Abbie her insulin each mealtime. - Wellllll-Tonight I got home from work @ 6:00Pm I see the insulin & syringe on the counter. I asked him if he had fed the dogs & Abb her insulin - He said yes & realized he was interrupted by the phone, sat down in Living Room, finished the call & totally forgot to give her the insulin. (totally not like him)He had had a very stressful day @ work. I was really upset. She was fed around 5:00 & No insulin until 6:00
We gave her the insulin 60 min after her food ???!!!! Any experience with what results this can bring??? So far she outwardly seems fine. I will do her BG to see how she is doing.
Any experience with this happening?
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Of course every pup is different, but I don't think there will be much of a problem. Might go a a little higher than normal for a couple of hours, but should be fine. Remember, some folks do the twice-a-year time change all at once without problems.

Absolutely sure he forgot the shot? Double shot would be more of a problem.

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Chances are it won't be a problem. I would just keep an eye out for any unusual behavior and, if you are out of strips, assume anything that looks like low blood sugar is low blood sugar and treat accordingly.

Truly, I think the most likely outcome is that this will be a total nonevent, especially since she's not likely very tightly regulated at this point.

These kinds of things happen to everyone now and then. It just comes with the territory.

I like that he had the stuff out on the counter so you fairly quickly discovered that the shot hadn't been given.

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Thanks Craig for the reassurance. I of course am the reactionary in the family. My hubby said should be fine. I was worried she might drop low later. I will keep a check on her.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:16 PM
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Thanks Natalie, Thanks for the reassurance. My hubby is usually the stable, dependable, regimented individal in this home. It is good that he takes the Insulin out of fridge when he feeds her. That is the only way I or he would have realized it was not given. It is concerning that something as simple as that can trip you up. We knew he had not given it because the new syringe was by the insulin.
Our memories are not what they used to be ! We just keep making more lists & reminders .
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