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Old 02-10-2021, 01:42 PM
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Daisy 10 y/o mini schnauzer 20lbs

95 grams protein (Chicken/beef)
45 grams chana dal (desi chickpeas)
65 grams green beans
1 tsp pumpkin
Between 10-20 grams kibble, depending on activity and fasting glucose
1 noodle around 11am/pm-12am/pm
1/2 vitamin
1/4 t d-mannose before bedtime

4.5u Novolin N

Advocate PetTest
One Touch Ultra- unistrips are pretty cheap
Alphatrak2 - don't use this too much anymore
This diet is similar to what Iím giving Earl and I hope itís okay I make a quote to help find the page later.
Is this the days total or twice a day?
Iím giving Earl chicken thighs with fat trimmed off,brown rice,and cauliflower and I was throwing in green beans.
I give him 4 ounces twice a day of the mixture above about 50% chicken then shortly after a teaspoon of Greek yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of canned pumpkin.
I just added salmon and unfortunately the weather has me limited to canned Alaskan.
I do give him treats of yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin during the day
and itís looking like pumpkin especially during days itís super cold keep his movements consistent and easier.
I guess insulin can slow down digestive tract or it has done so with Earl.
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:56 PM
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Now that my dog Bella is doing pretty okay with her diabetes + pancreatic cysts (likely caused by diabetes, and the cause of some insulin resistance), I figured I'd add our info here in case it helps someone else:

Bella - 12 years old spayed female, diagnosed at 11.5 years old, 38lbs, 4/9 body score, some liver deterioration (from diabetes), slight anemia
Insulin - 18 units of Vetsulin, twice daily
Food - 1/2 cup Wellness Core reduced Fat + 1/2 can Purina Pro Grain Free Turkey and Venison pate, twice daily
Treats - freeze dried chicken, here and there
Exercise - .5 mile walk before each meal and a couple 2 mile hikes per week
Meter - Test Buddy. We later on got the Alphatrax 2, which I think is more user friendly, but it reads about 30-50 higher, so we've continued with the Test Buddy just in case it's in fact more accurate, and that keeps the lower bound safer

She was very hard to regulate for 3+ months, then at 18 units we got to a point where her numbers are still high, from about 500 after food to 300 lows, but she seems to do okay here, and is drinking a normal amount of water. At that point, multiple vets and the smart folks here, have said to not try and chase lower numbers much lower.

She went blind a couple months after diagnosis, almost overnight, which quickly turned into glaucoma. This seemed like it was going to go badly, and her eyes looked terrible, but they've slowly improved and look normal-ish after a month or so of meds. She's mostly adjusted to being blind, and she got some Rex Specs goggles to wear when hiking, because she still loves that and it enables some more strenuous exercise, which she lost the ability to do in the yard, aka chasing squirrels, after going blind.

Hoping this routine will continue to serve her well, and as of now there's no big vet appointments on the horizon. For those that may be struggling with k9 diabetes early on, and getting stressed out about it all, at least in our somewhat difficult case it took a while, and was stressful, but has absolutely been worth the challenge. And thanks again to this forum and the help we received!

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