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Patty 09-18-2012 11:19 AM

Re: trouble regulating my SIssy

Hi Patty,went over her numbers with vet yesterday.we r going to leave her on 61/2 for a week, then if no lows,do a 12 hr curve. I like to give her 6 at night,but not sure.I worry about lows.if she goes low during day again,ur experience is to go back 1/2???? Then would u stay at the lower amount,or would it just be for the one dose after the low???? Thanks,Jackie
Hi Jackie,
Bringing this to your thread so all the info is in one place. I think if the lows you were getting were with 7u then backing off to 6 1/2u would be fine. I'd leave it there for 5-7 days then do another curve to determine how this dose is doing.


stylynjm 09-18-2012 11:46 AM

Re: trouble regulating my SIssy
Hi Patty,thank u so much.I am having trouble navigating the site on my phone. Hope this is posting right. I am doing 6 units at nite and 61/2 in am. I am checking her during peak??? Time. The vet thinks she is peaking between 4 - 8 hrs.I think so too.will k.ow better after this week. Then I am doing curve.then I will be able to figure it out better with the help of all of u. Don't know if I can post curve,but I can list numbers.!! Lol,is new computer is in the plan in the next few months!!!! Woohoo:):):):):):):)

stylynjm 09-18-2012 11:56 AM

Re: trouble regulating my SIssy
Patty,is there a way,from the main page, that can save my thread so i can get to it easier.I have a horrible time finding.I go to diabetes discussion.,them regulation ,then find my thread,etc.is there an easier way?? Lol

Patty 09-18-2012 12:09 PM

Re: trouble regulating my SIssy
Are you able to save a link to "favorites" in your phone? I would save the link once you're on Sissy's thread to your phone maybe.

You can also click on your name stylynjm and it will take you to your profile page. From there click on Statistics and then all threads created by you. That will list Sissy's thread.

Or there's a way to subscribe to a thread and I'd have to walk through it because I've not used it before. It would be under Options I think in the User CP.

stylynjm 09-18-2012 06:42 PM

Re: trouble regulating my SIssy
Thanks again Patty.I saved it to my bookmarks!! Also I did find it in user cp I am concerned tonite because Sissy threw up.it was before food and insulin,but what do u do if they throw up after insulin???;;.

Rubytuesday 09-19-2012 05:33 AM

Re: trouble regulating my SIssy
Hey Jackie, Patty ended up at the emergency room with her girl last night, so I will try to help.

Do you home test? That can really help when they vomit. I think.....the level of danger is determined by how long the food was in the belly and how much digestion had taken place. If the vomit was right after eating it is more dangerous then say four hrs. later.

Honestly I rely very heavily on my home testing during times like these as Ruby had in the past gone down to a 30 without showing any signs of hypo.

If they do show signs you want to give a quick acting sugar followed by a carby snack that can kick in after the sugar is gone. A lot of folks use syrup/honey and a biscuit.

stylynjm 09-19-2012 08:14 AM

Re: trouble regulating my SIssy
Thanks ruby , thoughts go out to Patty,hope all is ok. Thanks for the info.I do test at home,alpha trak 2. I don't know how u could handle this without home testing.its like a lifeline.lol. Sissy seems fine this am and didn't throw up any more. Honey and a biscuit sounds good.Lolol,we could both have one!!!!! Thanks for help.I continue to learn from this site.it is such a help.:):):):):):):):)

stylynjm 09-26-2012 09:40 AM

Personality change makes me sad:(:(
Has anyone else noticed that their dog losses her spunk?? Sissy has never been very active,but she actually seems depressed.we r at a hard point right now,she's not terribly stable with numbers. 80 - 300 .doing curve next week. Also,I don't exercise(walk) her,the vet said to wait until regulated.I think she would feel better if we did a little walk. 100 yards or so to start. I just feel stuck and it is up to me to be the leader....some ideas please.!!!!! Also,can she have a few raw vege snacks without regard to bg's or r they affected. Broccoli,gr beans,carrots r her favorites.

Cebe 09-26-2012 09:50 AM

Re: Personality change makes me sad:(:(
Can you tell us more about what's going on with you dog?

amount of insulin
complete curve results?
Are you home testing?

I think there's a tendency in the beginning of the diagnosis and treatment to think our animals are so fragile that they will break with the slightest pressure. It's not necessarily true.

I exercise my dog regularly, but you do need to know that it can lower bg significantly. However, it is important for their quality of life and to help with the disease.

I think a glucose curve is a good idea. That's testing every two hours for 12 hours to see how the insulin and food are interacting.

The low numbers you are getting are worrisome, but without a curve, it's hard to know why you get such drastic lows and highs.

My dog has her spunk back. I'm not sure she ever lost it. I think I myself was so depressed that I projected my feelings on to her, but I also didn't restrict her exercise, and that can be depressing to a dog who is used to going outside.

stylynjm 09-26-2012 10:21 AM

Re: Personality change makes me sad:(:(
Sissy is 13 lbs. She gets 5/8 cup DCO am and pm. She is on humilin N 6 1/2 units am, 6 units pm. I will do a curve next week when I can get more alpha strips!!!!

Can't wait to see what's going on. I think I am guilty of thinking she will break, but am adjusting better I think. The more knowledge I get, the more comfortable I get.

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