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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2013, 01:37 PM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

I want to thank everyone for your kindness and generosity in helping me with Bob.

My sweet boy passed away this morning at the vets office due to heart failure.
His blood sugar had stabilized...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2013, 03:17 AM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Sorry to vent. I'm just very worried, and exhausted.
Fortunately, I don't have to work today, because my alarm would be going off in about an hour.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2013, 02:52 AM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Something's gotta give, man. This is my third all-nighter in 10 days. It's 3:30am, and I'm just trying to keep his glucose level up until this damn insulin wears off. Once again, he ate dinner...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-04-2013, 02:19 PM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: Sudden development of Cataracts due to diabetes

Yes, Bob has them, too.
He still has vision, but I think it's mostly shapes and motion.
He can spot me in a crowd across a parking lot (coming out of the grocery store, for instance), but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-02-2013, 10:30 PM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Hi Patty (et al!)

Bob is doing good. He made the switch from Humulin N to Novolin N 4 or 5 months ago, and I was just here to read up on that. He had been doing quite well on 3.25 units of the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-09-2012, 08:03 PM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Hi guys.

Bob's doing pretty well. I did take him in to the vet today for routine bloodwork, and to get a second opinion on his skin issues. I was also concerned about a red spot near his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Thank you. I feel like such a foul-weather forum member...the only time I show up is when something is going wrong.

Carol, I probably will take him in to see the vet tomorrow, unless he makes a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-06-2011, 09:13 PM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Hi guys. It's been forever.

Rough day today. Bob's been doing so well for so long...cruising along in the upper double-digits to the very low 200's...most of the time in the mid-100's.
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-20-2011, 02:46 PM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Climate change

How does it affect your dog and it's insulin needs? (I hate using "it" when referring to pets, but his/her seemed over-the-top...)

Bob's been very stable with 2.0u twice per day for weeks and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-06-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,234
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: Glucose Meter durability?

With both of these in mind, and the fact that it's only a snapshot in time, I say "six of one, half-dozen of another".

I've been very pleased with the ease and cost of both of my ReliOn meters and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-29-2011, 09:35 PM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Bob continues to improve. It's been 19 days since he has had a reading >600! He still has his little spikes, but they are far fewer and less severe.

He's settled into his diet well, and his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,389
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: Insulin Problem

I'm kind of experiencing the same thing right now.

I was nearing the end of the life of my first bottle (it was nearly 6 weeks), but it had been working so well. I had gone over a week without a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-26-2010, 10:32 AM
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Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Hi Mary and Leah.

I hope everyone had a good holiday!

Bob's doing okay. We're experimenting a bit. He's still on 1.5u every 12 hours, but we've added boiled boneless/skinless chicken thigh...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-18-2010, 12:33 AM
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Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

Thanks, Natalie.

He's still all over the map, but he sure feels great.

We're just keeping at it, and hoping things will level out here over time.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,120
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: uncontrolled diabetic dog

Hi Gail,

I'm having some great luck with BB's Longevity "Mature".

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/products/dogs/longevityfordogs-mature-cans.shtml

Bob is very picky, and gets bored with the same...
Forum: Everything Else 12-14-2010, 09:35 PM
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Views: 128,700
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: Jack: bad back and anxiety issues

add my best thoughts to Jack and his worried ma.

I hope the appointment was productive today.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-14-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

He tested at 289 at 9:05, so I went with just a tad over 1u, using the magnifying glass. I'm here to monitor today.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-14-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

He ate really good. I'll test him at 9:00am and see where he is, and decide how much to pull back then. Thanks, Patty.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-14-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

12-12-10
7:30am - 436
8:30am - breakfast; 1.5u
11:35am - 219
1:30pm - 116
2:35pm - 172
6:35pm - 597
8:15pm - dinner; 1.5u
11:30pm - 233
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

also...in regards to fasting BG's, I know I don't have many. If I see him in the 500's or "hi" >600 at 6:00pm, for instance, I usually forgo testing before dinner and dose, I guess because I have no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

I'm not sure how accurate my meter is. I actually have two (the ReliOn Confirm and Micro), but I'm using one exclusively (the Micro).

I ordered the control solution, and both meters test in the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

12-12-10
7:30am - 436
8:30am - breakfast; 1.5u
11:35am - 219
1:30pm - 116
2:35pm - 172
6:35pm - 597
8:15pm - dinner; 1.5u
11:30pm - 233
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

I completed the switch from BB small breed to Organix (Organic Turkey, brown rice, vegetables) several days ago. I was doing a 50/50 mix for a few days while going through the transition.

He's...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

I really hate both ideas, to be honest--the thought of more shots, more testing, more control over his eating, etc. Of course, I'll do it if I have to.

What about just letting him be in a good...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-12-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 43,171
Posted By SeattleCraig
Re: newbie needs some input

That's exactly what my gut is telling me, Natalie, and not only the numbers, but by his behavior. He's doing so well...feeling so well...better, in ways, than even before he got so sick.



How...
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