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Old 05-12-2013, 09:29 PM
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i have noticed when not getting enough blood jesse would give a false low on her tester would not show error just low number

so your wright if the numbers look out of place a retest is a good idea

congrats on a day of test for both of you
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:42 AM
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Thanks all! I anly have a few minutes. I am getting these numbers to the Vet this AM. I feel bad about not having a good fasting # that I feel comfortable
with.

I didn't bathe Abbie until after lunch, so I guess that wasn't it. She didn't do any unusual activity. I don't give her treats. Just green beans. Who knows.!

I am going to take her in Thursday & have Vet do blood work. Will compare his blood work w/ his meter & my meter taken from same blood. Someone (sorry I can't remember who) posted that a really good comparison would be the vet draw blood & run the test. I want another blood panel done on her . The one when she was first diagnosed was way out of line.
Again thanks so much for input.
Have a great day!
Elaine & Abbie
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:18 PM
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Hi all. I haven't posted in a few days. Just to catch up & report on my Abbie.
The vet was happy with the curve I did. I took her in today for bloodwork. He did a mini profile, checking her kidney& liver function & BG. He said her kidneys are functioning fine, her liver values were slightly elevated but a dog of her age with diabetes not to be concerned. The blood work he did, showed a BG of 205. We also checked the same blood against his glucometer & mine ( right after he drew it ) & his glucometer showed 156 & mine showed 150. Interesting.
He checked two new lumps on her side. They were fatty tumors.
Good news he said she is doing well & we don't need to go back until her blood sugar is out of wack or her yearly. He said I can do curves every two weeks if no symptoms & more often if there is.
When they are kind of stablized, how often do you test? &/or do curves. Reading the threads here it seems to vary. I guess depending on the dog.
As always your input is greatly appreciated.
Elaine & Abbie
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:03 PM
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I check three times a day but Maggie is a weirdo who goes low frequently. She can drop out of nowhere. If Abbie tends to have flatter curves then you can get by with less probably.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:19 PM
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jesse gets 3 tests a day also . she gets one before each injection of insulin and sometimes at mid day on occasion to see how she is doing at her low point

we dont do curves anymore because we have enough information from daily tests and spot checks.
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I test, at least, before both meals. I've tried to reduce testing, but it's a habit and I worry if I ever skip a test. Then we test more whenever Annie gets bored and asks for more!

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:36 PM
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I don't test as often as a lot of people. We do Jenny's lip and my vet told me it takes 3 days for her lip to heal. So we do fasting if she is running pretty stable. More often if she has been running low or been more active

On the stable times, if I can, I take 3 days off occasionally. but it drives me crazy not to know!

great vet report, yay for you and Abbie!
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:53 PM
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Thanks so much! I need to get my hubby's help with BG. He is up by 4:20 AM & Feeds the pups around 4:45 & in the evenings too. I am doing it randomly now.
On my days off I am more consistent on when.
How often do you do curves?

So glad Abb is acting more like her old self.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:20 PM
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Hi everyone. I have not posted in a long time due to multiple reasons. Computer problems, dial up internet,modem,overtime@ work. I missed being on this site.
Abbie's insulin needs have been changing. Everyone tried to prepare me for the ups & downs. Abbie is now up to 20 units of insulin. She was on 16 when I last posted in June?
I have been having difficulty getting her regulated. Her bg is erratic. I have been doing the curves. I am taking her to Vet this Thursday and dropping her off. Vet is going to keep her for the day and do a curve @ the office. She acts okay. Has good appetite, but can't seem to get all her # under 250. Been making her wet food all this time. Measuring, weighing & not varying. After this curve @ Vets, I plan to go onto a Canned W/D. I am not sure what else to do. The vet feels that might just make the difference. We are plugging along & hoping thing settle down at least for a little while.
Hope all is well with everyone & their poopies!
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What was her last curve like? I wondered how much of the day she usually manages to get to 250 or below.

Truth is, some dogs' pattern is "erratic." And some dogs never consistently get blood sugar below 250 no matter what you do.

Fortunately, that's not the end of the world. They can still live healthy happy lives without perfect regulation. We are fortunate that dogs are so relatively tolerant of less than perfect blood sugar.

So I hope the WD helps. But if it doesn't, that's okay.

When you think about it, we are trying to replace an exquisitely finetuned and sensitive insulin delivery system with a couple of shots and meals a day. So it's not surprising that it often doesn't work quite like we want it to and something of a miracle that it works as well as it does.

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