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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2022, 07:44 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

I fed my Jesse a superfood type diet for almost her entire 11 years being diabetic . She never showed any signs of arthritis which is fairly uncommon in dogs . She also went into remission for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-21-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

I remember when the craziness ended trying to manage Jessie's diabeties . She got to have some treats that really had no impact on blood sugar . It was such a happy time and you appreciate the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-16-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Diet Change Advice

Yep honest kitchen gets good reviews for diabetic dogs and it appears you are seeing similar results . Numbers seem stable from what you posted .

Like anything it's a learning curve but most get...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-14-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Diet Change Advice

what kind of numbers are you seeing with blood sugar ?

As you said first and foremost your dog has to eat day in day out. You hope they enjoy it .

Decent blood sugar control from 100 to 250 is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-12-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

If your not seeing higher numbers across the board like 400 or more I don't see a reason to test for ketones . I never tested Jesse for ketones because her bloodsugar did not give a reason to do so ....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-12-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 38,992
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Scooter crossed the bridge today 12-3-16

What a wonderful gift . Enjoy your fury friend
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-10-2022, 01:44 PM
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Views: 153,005
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Lily - My English Setter became an angel April 24, 2021

It's great you found a new pup to love on mike. He looks like a handsome pup. Congratulations.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-01-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

Over time my Jesse's body adapted better to injected insulin . She just did a better job at balancing out this new reality of injected insulin . We went from reactionary dealing with lows an highs to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-23-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

Sounds like a wonderful appointment . You have entered that place in dog diabeties that you are very aware of your dogs tendencies . You become an expert of your dogs diabeties so to speak . Hope...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-23-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,275
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Homemade dog food, NOT chicken

My Jesse was on a homemade diet for her 11 years being diabetic . She had a third of cup of grind up vegetables from the food processor , third of a cup of pinto beans ,third of a cup of beef heart ,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

Honest kitchen has done well for some diabetic dogs . The fish sounds interesting . Jesse had canned mackerel with her homemade meal and she enjoyed it .As I suggested it took a year to settle on a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-15-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,275
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Off balance and wobbly

You might need a bit more information to completely rule out low blood sugar or dropping bloodsugar which can cause a dog to get wobbly on a walk . Test right before the walk if you haven't . My...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

With those big swings you maybe seeing rebound even at 8.5

Now I only gave Jesse one meal a day and a reduced dose without a meal . It worked ok but it felt I needed to give her some kind of food...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-01-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,132
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

There have been dogs who received an amount of a single dose of the weight of a dog . That would be 20 units twice a day in your case .

Now that is extreme for my level of comfort but getting to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-18-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

I have done quarter units . Does the syringes you have half unit markings ? If so it's very simple to quarter dose . I have even accomplished an 8th of a unit by dosing on either side of the line
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

Any dose adjustment takes time for the hormones to settle . Dogs can handle higher sugar . There have been dogs on this forum that have never done better than what you posted .

Lows are the real...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-07-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

There is nothing that says a diabetic dog has a specific kind of regulation . Everyone is different . Some take longer than others
Some dogs never get below 300 . Some battle low numbers like you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

My Jesse never showed any problems at lower levels. Dogs maybe more resilient to the affects of low sugar . There tolerance for pain is high from what I see . You do have to consider those numbers...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,460
Posted By jesse girl
Re: hind leg weakness

Placing importance on the shape of a curve and nadir is not really important in k9 diabeties . The lowest number can be at the 12 hour mark before food and insulin and it can be the high point .
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-02-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,460
Posted By jesse girl
Re: hind leg weakness

My 90 year old mom had dental work done and she took it hard and passed a month later . Now I can't say that was the reason for her passing but it may show how any procedure is hard on the elderly ....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-25-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New with questions about eating insulin and timing

your thought process may sound logical but saying eating one certain kind of food and amount would gather the same dosing total but with testing you can see how it goes and adjust when necessary ....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,103
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newbie needing help

Looking good and a job well done . Keep up the good work and congrats .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Puggy diabetes and the freestyle libre

There has been some dogs using the libre .with some success . I don't have any experience . I was my Jesse's libre and her inner lip was her testing ground . She was diagnosed at 5.5 years . Reason...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New with questions about eating insulin and timing

My Jesse was diagnosed at 5.5 years and I let her go at 16.5 . Never went blind from diabetic cataracts .and did not give eye supplements I fed her a homemade diet . I may have spent $20 a month on...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-21-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,132
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

Actually my Jesse became more food motivated after that initial pancreatic attack . Before that she took a while to finish her food and after she was a gobble up girl which was better being diabetic ...
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