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Old 12-05-2021, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Check out these curves ! (glucose - not great)

please stick to a routine of feeding and insulin every 12 hours! very important.

please dont rely entirely on the sensor, double check with the handheld!

please dont chase numbers.

stick to one food, same everything for 7 days do a curve or go to the vet get one done
Riliey . aka Ralphy, Alice, Big Boy
20 lb male. 5 1/2 nph insulin. 1/2 cup fromms. black cockapoo, dx Apr 2012 . 5 1\2 yrs diabetic. 2000 to 2017
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Old 12-05-2021, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Check out these curves ! (glucose - not great)

My Jesse had big swings in sugar and what I theorized is she could only accept so much insulin if I went over that she would spike up . You can't expect change to happen on demand . If your dog is rebounding because of to much insulin and if it's gone on for sometime it's going to take time for the body to calm down and not react . Finding that right combination can be challenging .

I actually switched Jesse to one meal a day to remove the food equation for half the day in the hopes to see if food was responsible for spikes .the interesting thing it improved her blood sugar without food and also improved her period of meal and insulin . So an experiment turned into a long term routine with one meal . The only change was giving her a dog biscuit snack with that no meal dose which helped to improve her blood sugar stability .

The good thing Is you know insulin works . That's half the battle . Now it's just flattening out the curve and reduce those big swings . As mo said it was takes time and a repeatable routine of 5 to 7 days and sometimes up to 2 weeks to get an answer .Like I said you can't expect things to change on demand

Managing my Jesse's diabetes was more of an art and feel and less about science . In the end looking back it all makes sense now but when we were in the trenches I just wanted to pull my hear out

How is your dog doing physically ?
Jesse-26 lbs - 16.5 years old ,11 years diabetic, one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack . 3 shots of Novolin( under the Relion name ) a day . Total insulin for a 24 hour period is 6.5 units of NPH insulin .
Jesse earned her wings on 6/21/2021
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