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Patty 02-17-2010 09:46 AM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
Wow. That is a surprising drop.

It did look like possible rebound. I think you're smart to reduce and see how that goes for a while. You could always increase by 1/4 unit if she starts running consistently higher.


peggy0 02-17-2010 10:56 AM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
I agree with Patti. It does look like rebound.

k9diabetes 02-21-2010 12:24 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
Hi Craig,

Did the insulin reduction do the trick?


CraigM 02-21-2010 12:57 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
We reduced for two days, but are back at 8iu morning and evening. Haven't done a full curve because she is still on meds for her eye and will see her eye vet on March 5. Fasting numbers are in the low 100s for the most, so we are happy with the change-over to NPH.

Craig & Annie

CraigM 02-26-2010 03:55 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
This is a copy of an email I received today that might be of interest to anyone who wants to stay with Vetsulin. I bought from this company last year, and they sent the Vetsulin in a timely manner. Don't know how much they still have in stock.

Craig & Annie

Dear Craig:

As the owner of a diabetic dog, we understand there is a financial strain and a significant time commitment in taking care of your beloved pet. This is why we, here at Pet-Source, are launching the Pet Insulin Preferred (PIP) Customer Program. This program is designed to:

· Save you money!
· Save you time!
· Simplify your purchase process!

The PIP Program allows you to schedule the regular delivery of your pet’s insulin requirements so that it arrives at your doorstep when you want it. You place a one time, recurring order, with an approved script; and we set up automatic shipments to you in compliance with your usage. We will also set up an automatic renewal process to contact your vet for authorized refills throughout the program, and we will strive to do this with enough notice to allow adequate opportunity to rectify any delays due to renewal issues with your vet.

As a member of the PIP program, you will get preferred pricing, shipping, and priority in our system. For those customers currently purchasing Vetsulin, you are aware of the supply limits and price increases that have been put into place as the manufacturing plant works through their regulatory issues. We understand the hardship these adjustments have put on our Vetsulin customers and we want to help; so we are offering a discounted price on Vetsulin to PIP members.

Vetsulin: Current Price – $32.95/vial ³³³ PIP customers – $29.95/vial – 10% Savings!

In addition, for those customers who have already been switched to the NPH – Humulin N and Prozinc for cats, we can accommodate this product selection in our program too. Call us today for pricing and any discounts available.

Give us an opportunity to help you start saving money today by enrolling in our PIP Program, and we will work hard to maintain your trust and business. You can reach us via the web at www.pet-source.com; via email at cstmrsrvc@pet-source.com; or toll free at 1-877-247-4633. We look forward to hearing from you.


Doug Martin
Pet-Source, LLC (Formerly Agri-med)

Patty 02-26-2010 06:30 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
That's great Craig. Hopefully others can use this and they still have stock left.

CraigM 05-07-2010 09:47 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
Hello everyone! We haven't made a post in a while because Annie has been doing really well since switching to NPH. I try to read most of the posts, but just haven't had anything to add.

Tonight was interesting: our first fur shot! I made the "tent" of skin and pushed in the syringe. Pushed the plunger and felt my other had get wet! Even though we are using the short needles, looks like the tip went clear through before I pushed the plunger. I gave her a second shot of 50%, not too worried about an overdose because my hand was very wet. :o


k9diabetes 05-07-2010 09:53 PM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
Congratulations on finally becoming a full-fledged diabetes dog parent! It's the final test before you're inducted! ;)

Ladybug 05-08-2010 03:56 AM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
Hi Craig,

Congratulations! I've been down that road before! I've had it go right through the tent and squirt on my arm, my hand and the kitchen cabinet!

Hang in there...you'll be a success in no time! ;)

Linda and Ladybug :)

CraigM 05-17-2010 10:18 AM

Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH
Just a general question / comment.

We generally believe that changes in insulin dosage takes several days to stabilize.

Many of us try to adjust the dosage based on what we believe the physical activity of the next few hours (day) might require. If we plan to have activities that may lower BGs, we cut the dosage. In Annie's case, she has very low activity after her evening shot (couch potato) and her AM fasting numbers are usually higher than the PM fasting number. In the past I've tried to compensate for this by giving slightly more insulin with her evening shot.

Does this activity adjustment REALLY make sense? Just wondering.

Craig & Annie

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