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CraigM 02-01-2010 09:17 AM

Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
Change Annie's poll vote from "will soon be switching" to "recently switched"! :)

We started at 20% less NPH than Vetsulin and will let that go for two days and then evaluate.

The first "problem" I had was with the new syringe. She had been using a 29 gauge, long needle. Now is using a 31 gauge, short needle. I wasn't sure the needle actually entered because it was so easy. I actually poked her twice before pushing the plunger! Hope it really went in.

Craig & Annie

Patty 02-01-2010 09:22 AM

Re: Annie needs help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CraigM (Post 24324)
Change Annie's poll vote from "will soon be switching" to "recently switched"! :)

We started at 20% less NPH than Vetsulin and will let that go for two days and then evaluate.

The first "problem" I had was with the new syringe. She had been using a 29 gauge, long needle. Now is using a 31 gauge, short needle. I wasn't sure the needle actually entered because it was so easy. I actually poked her twice before pushing the plunger! Hope it really went in.

Craig & Annie

Hey Craig,
I pulled Annie's thread up...

Good luck to you! I bet Annie appreciates the new syringes too ;)

Patty

peggy0 02-01-2010 09:31 AM

Re: Annie needs help
 
Hi Craig, good luck! Forbins been on it a week now, and we're down into the 200 and 300s vs 300 and 400s. I started at 20%of his vetsulin dosage. I've seen a pattern where the numbers actually go up the first day you increase and by day 3 they begin to settle in, so be patient :) Forbin is back to his Vetsulin dosage. This is only day 2, but he is going to need a bit more NPH. I don't think it will be much, but more.

CraigM 02-15-2010 12:42 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
Annie wonders where those who switched from Vetsulin to NPH have ended? The same amount? A bit more?

Annie had been doing OK on 7iu of Vetsulin, and now after two weeks is using 8˝iu of NPH (Wal-Mart's ReliOn). She has been on meds for an eye infection since last Thursday so there might be a change once she gets off these meds.

Craig & Annie

Taylor 02-15-2010 01:46 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
Taylor made the switch on January 16th and we are still slowing increasing the dose. He's up to 32am and 29pm and we still have a ways to go. That is 9 units more per day than he was getting with vetsulin, but I have also had to change the food. I had been driving a 50 mile circuit to four different vets, and buying up all their supply of wd and the cost was a bit excessive. A case was only lasting four days. I'm trying to come up with a food that is readily available locally without a prescription. I sure will be glad when I can quit these increases.
Pat

peggy0 02-15-2010 02:31 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
Forbin is at 231/2 at the moment. 1/2 unit more twice a day than vetsulin. He has a virus at the moment and his BGs are up so I can't say it we've hit the magic number but I know we are close.

peggy0 02-15-2010 02:32 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
I use Blue buffalo weight management and it works great for Forbin. You can get it at petsmart or petco.

CraigM 02-16-2010 11:13 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
Think the 8PM reading on 2-16-10 is somogyi overswing? Seems like a large increase in just 3˝ hours.

2-15-10
8:00AM, BG 189, fed & inject
5:30PM, BG 123
8:00PM, BG 108, fed & inject

2-16-10
8:00AM, BG 165, fed & inject
4:30PM, BG 118
8:00PM, BG 438, fed & inject

Wish I had taken another reading around 5:30PM!

Craig & Annie

peggy0 02-17-2010 05:44 AM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
Yes its hard to tell Craig. When forbin is around 100, I take a reading before I give him his shot to make sure he's going back up. 15 minutes can make a difference with him. If he's on his way back up I give him his show and haven't had any issues.

CraigM 02-17-2010 09:17 AM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CraigM (Post 24964)
Think the 8PM reading on 2-16-10 is somogyi overswing? Seems like a large increase in just 3˝ hours.

2-15-10
8:00AM, BG 189, fed & inject
5:30PM, BG 123
8:00PM, BG 108, fed & inject

2-16-10
8:00AM, BG 165, fed & inject
4:30PM, BG 118
8:00PM, BG 438, fed & inject

Wish I had taken another reading around 5:30PM!

Craig & Annie

Here is newer data that I find perplexing! Annie had been on 8iu, morning and evening, for several days.

2-16-10
11:00PM, BG 418 (OK, coming down a little since 8:00PM)
2-17-10
3:30AM, BG 346 (OK, coming down slowly)
8:00AM, BG 91 (wasn't expecting this big drop!)

We reduced the NPH by ˝iu to 7.5 after the 8AM test/feed.


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