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Old 12-03-2017, 04:43 AM
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Default Re: Low BG prior to insulin half-life mark

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Her BG curve was 9:00a - 104; 11:00a - 115; 1:00p - 206; 3:00p - 451
Forgive me, but how does your vet consider a level of 451 to be "perfectly stabilized"? If you're injecting intermediate insulin at 5:45pm in the afternoon, Maggie is at 451 (or likely much higher) for some 3 - 5 hours. Have you tested her during the night, as well?

Any level above 250, from my understanding, is very high and leading to a potential for blindness, if not corrected.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:48 PM
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Hi Guys! Does anyone have a diabetic pup with horrific breath? Our girl, Maggie, diagnosed about 10 months ago has developed terrible breath. Does anyone have any experience/advice for this?

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Old 02-17-2018, 05:54 PM
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ketones can cause the breath to smell like nail polish . This would be seen with very high blood sugar and a serious matter

Infections are not uncommon in diabetic dogs and that could include the mouth

have you had a vet take a look ?

my jesses breath has not had any abnormal breath smell being diabetic
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Jesse-26 lbs - 15 years old - 9.5 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:53 PM
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Teeth problem?
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: Bad breath

As jesse mentioned, high ketones makes the breath smell like acetone/nail polish remover.
Bad teeth is also a cause of really bad breath.

Even sour stomach can make it a bit unpleasant.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: Bad breath

My husband explained the specific smell of keytones to me and that is part of our pup’s bad breath...but for 7 years, his teeth are really bad looking compared to his older “sister” who doesn’t have diabetes.

Every other day we give each a dental chew “treat” that seems to help. I’m unable to afford the cost of veterinarian dental cleaning.
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: Bad breath

https://www.zymox.com/zymox-oral-care-product-line


I have not used on jesse but heard positive results form other members . Zymox appears to put out some good products . You could give it a try and see if it helps
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Jesse-26 lbs - 15 years old - 9.5 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:18 PM
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Default Weird BG curve

Has anyone's pup had a curve that shows them bottoming out too soon between insulin injections? We give our girl her food and 18 units Novilin N religiously at 530am and 530pm. She's a 52 lb pupper, almost 10 years old. Her most recent curve (today) showed:
830a - 140 BG
930a - 74 BG
1030a - 94 BG
1p - 138 BG
That means that her curve bottoms out around the 4 hour mark. Her vet is going to call me tomorrow with results from a full CBC and Urinalysis workup. She also reduced her insulin to 16 units. Just curious if anyone has experienced this?
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:25 PM
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Hi and welcome

What type of insulin are you using ? its not unusual to see the lowest number (nadir ) at any time in the day

I would have reduce the dose also
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Mine hits her low anywhere from 4-6 hours but she’s on the 70/30. Then she shoots back up unfortunately. By hour 8-9 she’s super high again.
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