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Old 01-17-2020, 05:00 AM
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btw how did you guys add a picture on here of your pet, I want to add daisy's.
Hi!! I’m a member over here as well as on k9cushings, and if nobody has yet gotten back to you about this, here’s some tips. The little picture you’re talking about is called an “avatar.” To add a picture of Daisy, first log in and then click on the “User CP” button on the left side of the blue menu bar at the top of every page. Once at your User Control Panel, you’ll see another menu along the left side. Under Settings and Options, you’ll see “Edit Avatar.” Click that button, and you’ll get instructions for uploading your photo.

We have exactly the same option over at k9cushings, so you can add an avatar of Daisy over there, too .

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Old 01-21-2020, 01:14 PM
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Hi!! I’m a member over here as well as on k9cushings, and if nobody has yet gotten back to you about this, here’s some tips. The little picture you’re talking about is called an “avatar.” To add a picture of Daisy, first log in and then click on the “User CP” button on the left side of the blue menu bar at the top of every page. Once at your User Control Panel, you’ll see another menu along the left side. Under Settings and Options, you’ll see “Edit Avatar.” Click that button, and you’ll get instructions for uploading your photo.

We have exactly the same option over at k9cushings, so you can add an avatar of Daisy over there, too .

Good luck!
Marianne
Thank you Marianne, I can always count on you
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:19 PM
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Another general question I had to everyone, what kind of insulin syringes do you guys use, and do you dispose them every time? We've been using the orange top 30 unit ones from walmart and disposing them, but the waste is really accumulating, and we were thinking maybe we can just boil them and reuse them at least once? It would be more environmentally conscious and also save us an extra expense.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:48 PM
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Yes, 30 unit, BD Ultra Fine, 3/10 ml, 8mm (5/16"), 31 gauge.
I use each needle twice. Inject, cap it carefully, use once more. Been doing that since the beginning.

For my own diabetes, I use the syringe 3 or 4 times.
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Old 01-23-2020, 05:18 PM
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Yes, 30 unit, BD Ultra Fine, 3/10 ml, 8mm (5/16"), 31 gauge.
I use each needle twice. Inject, cap it carefully, use once more. Been doing that since the beginning.

For my own diabetes, I use the syringe 3 or 4 times.
Yea will probably start doing that too now.
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Old 01-31-2020, 03:31 AM
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My dog Romeo cataracts got worse about 9 months after dx. I was not surprised because he already had small cataracts at dx. His eyes have always been a weak spot for him. I put him on Ocuglo (yes it is expensive), I do think it helps with inflammation. I am trying to decide on surgery right now. Doc explained his sight is like he is looking thru frosted glass. He sees me coming, looks toward me. He does not however see where the treat is when I hold one out. He bumps into things occasionally, at first into walls, but he quickly figured that out and doesn’t walk into anything unless we move things while we clean. Snow is a problem outdoors, I think because it removes his scents, so have to be careful to leash him in fresh snow. He manages to find his toys on the rug to play. He adapted very quickly and he seems playful and happy.
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Old 01-31-2020, 03:51 AM
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I thank this forum for getting Romeo out of low sugar events that rebounded to very high sugars (400-500). At dx Doc had told me carbs were to be avoided so I had put him on high protein dog food, that was causing the problem. The advice here convinced me to go back to his regular food (minus the extra sweet potato or pumpkin I put in pre-dx for regulation of bowels) and he is doing great right now. I went from testing 3-4 x a day (more on a curve day) to testing 2x a day and now 2x a week with a curve day every few weeks. He is stable and I do test if I notice any difference in thirst or pee quantity, but he has only had one day where it was unusual but when I tested it was 300ish. A little high, don’t know why, but he came right back into his usual range of low 200s to 150 quickly.
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Old 01-31-2020, 07:08 AM
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I thank this forum for getting Romeo out of low sugar events that rebounded to very high sugars (400-500). At dx Doc had told me carbs were to be avoided so I had put him on high protein dog food, that was causing the problem. The advice here convinced me to go back to his regular food (minus the extra sweet potato or pumpkin I put in pre-dx for regulation of bowels) and he is doing great right now. I went from testing 3-4 x a day (more on a curve day) to testing 2x a day and now 2x a week with a curve day every few weeks. He is stable and I do test if I notice any difference in thirst or pee quantity, but he has only had one day where it was unusual but when I tested it was 300ish. A little high, don’t know why, but he came right back into his usual range of low 200s to 150 quickly.
i remember early in this journey there was a member that said blood sugar spiked off protein and it was not long after eating . I thought that was impossible . Protein doesn't digest that fast . Its slow . So something else must be happening with protein. It did not directly spike sugar with quick digestive sugar but instead it was the bodies response to not having any sugar for injected insulin to work which caused the spike
So in a way protein indirectly spiked sugar
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:24 PM
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Hi guys, me again!

Just wondering, does your dog ever get restless at night? Last few days Daisy has been restless, pacing, licking my sisters face nonstop, being clingy like she's in pain. What could it be? She's usually a great sleeper. She was restless like this once before right before she got really sick with her DKA, so this is making me super nervous. No ketones in urine as of now though, sugars seem somewhat ok, she's not drinking and peeing a ton.
I'm hoping it's not something more serious like pancreatitis, but I'm guessing with that she would have some GI symptoms. Maybe a uti? although no visible changes with urine pattern.
Someone on Fb mentioned acid reflux with diabetes, is that a thing any of you experienced?
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:49 AM
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When jesse ran high blood sugar at night I saw this . I would test sugar at this time to see . I guess it could also be low sugar or big swings . Yes you do not want to see DKA . Pancreatitis is another problem that can occur
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