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Old 06-13-2018, 07:04 PM
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Default Your thoughts and advice please

Dorsey is a 13 yo neutered Scottish terrier diagnosed with diabetes in March after few weeks of symptoms. He weighs 24 pounds. Initial BG readings were in the mid to high 500 range. My vet is excellent - suggested I buy the same alpahtrak2 meter they use, had me verify readings against their meter and showed me how to administer the Novolin N she prescribed. Dorsey would not eat the Hills prescription wet or dry together but would eat the dry food if he still got his normal packet of Little Caesars at each feeding. We started at 3 units 2x a day at meal times, progressed to 5 units and then 7 units, all without getting good control. Things got much better at 9 units and here are the curve values after moving the evening dose to 1 hour after meal. We moved the evening dose in an attempt to lower early morning BG readings over 400 and it worked. Mid morning and evening readings were otherwise quite similar between the 9 unit curves.

7:00 AM 276
8:00 AM NONE Fed 3.5 oz packet Caesar wet and ¾ cup Hills w/d dry, followed by 9 units insulin
9:00 AM 280
11:00 AM 186
1:00 PM 264
3:00 PM 238
5:00 PM 204
6:00 PM NONE Fed 3.5 oz packet Caesar wet and ¾ cup Hills w/d dry,
7:00 PM 239 Gave 9 units insulin after BG test
9::00 PM 164
10:00 PM NONE Exercise by walking ~ 4 blocks
11:00 PM 83 Ate a treat after BG reading.

Sorry but I am too new to the forum to post an image of the curve so can only provide readings.

Here are my questions:
1) Do you think these values demonstrate adequate control.
2) Should I be concerned about the 11 pm reading being too low.

My vet is happy where we are and I tend to agree but would like other's thoughts to discuss with her if needed. Thanks in advance.
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