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Old 11-03-2013, 05:52 PM
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Hi all, I have been AWOL again. Seems like life just takes over & I can't fit everything in. I have good news regarding Abbie. We have made some big changes in her diet since I last posted. We first took her off the homemade wet food & put her on WD canned. We then after about 2-3 weeks went to 1/2 Science Diet Lite Adult & 1/2 Science Diet WD. I know there are a few people out there who will not feed their pup WD. But it was the most affordable option for me. We have gotten her BG down considerably. We will get her fully on WD & Will probably need to drop her insulin. The below curve is not a true curve- no fasting # included. 2 Hrs after feeding & insulin - (21units-)
6:45 AM - 60 (I think too low)
8:50 AM - 144
10:54AM - 179
2:20 PM - 141
4:31 PM - 79
I need to call the Vet & see if we need to drop the insulin to 20 1/2 units or 20 units. I think the two lowest # are too low. She had been improving since March, but now acting like a young pup ! So good to see her like that. Her weight has come up too.
Feedback from anyone would be appreciate.
Abbie, 12 yr old black,Hound, Lab mix?Diagnosed 2/28/13- 21U Novolin N(eff. 9/20/13) Science Diet Adult lite 1/2 +Science Diet WD+ Canned WD Wt-61.0# - Abbie's Mom
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:43 PM
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Hi there, glad things have improved.

Some dog's numbers will drop after food and insulin, but I think it would be more common for the numbers to rise. Do you know what Abby's trend is in that regard?

I would be concerned that she had been evenlower then the 60.

BTW what meter are you using so we can interpret that number?

If you aren't sure how she trends I would drop back to 20 units.

If she tends to drop after food and insulin I would test a few fastings to see where she is before food and insulin. From there I still might cut the dose depending on what meter you're using.

If she rises after food and insulin I might cut her dose even further then the 1 unit.

Tara in honor of Ruby.
She was a courageous Boston Terrier who marched right on through diabetes, megaesophagus, and EPI until 14.
Lucky for both of us we found each other. I'd do it all again girly.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:18 PM
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the prescription diet does seem to do well for many. i do wonder if that would have made things easier for jesse but decided not to go that route and may never know. are there trade offs with this food compared to something else . you cant argue with the numbers and better regulation which is good for health .

i agree with tara regulation is tight and you might want to back the dose down a bit during the transition .

congrats on deciding on making a change and seeing positive results major change is not an easy thing to do takes courage .
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:33 PM
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Great numbers. I'm so glad your dog is doing so well!!!
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