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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-16-2020, 02:03 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Not sure what to do.....

Great update . Yes most say the dosing stays about the same as far as units given . Of course the amount is different . Glad things are going well and keep us posted .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-18-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 25,816
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

Either way is possible . Your best bet is to find a way to be consistent so your not constantly have to adjust and modify . I understand that maybe difficult with the challenges Yuki is under but i...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-18-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 25,816
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

Consistency is usually your friend . You really want to stay away from dosing more than an hour or 2 after meal as you may see overlap with the next dose

What i have learned is the more...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-18-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 25,816
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

Not unusual. I have seen jesse drop after meals . I think we look at dogs being like humans and digest food similarly but they dont . My thought dogs dont produce much immediate blood sugar from food...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

Yes you work with what you got . A dog is happy as long as we are happy and joyful around them .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2020, 08:02 AM
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Views: 25,816
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

As I suggested You could switch to one meal a day . Jesse has done that for her almost entire diabetic life . Its funny she would gladly eat twice a day or more but its the only way I could get her...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

Its nice to see the process on figuring out K9 diabetes and like you and Pippi some of it is luck that drops into your lap . In general it appears the blue buffalo high protein diets are not that...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Diabetes Now Hypoglycemia-Help

I guess you could say your dog is not producing sugar to work with the amount of injected insulin you are giving . An upset belly points to something going on with digestion and that can affect sugar...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-02-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

You could also try to reduce the dose to see if you can reduce that big drop early in the curve as an easy thing to try before trying new insulin . Its also possible it may take a bit more time to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 99,417
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Happy birthday Lily . Mike you two have done amazing job with such a long happy dogs life with this disease and other challenges to go along with diabetes . Its always a balancing act . You and Lily...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,517
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Phoebe's insolent is over 600 out of nowhere

Keep us apprised . Hopefully just an odd ball event but you definitely want to monitor
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,517
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Phoebe's insolent is over 600 out of nowhere

It could be bad reading . Low battery on the meter . Check to make sure the meter is working well and give it a few days to see if its just a blimp on the radar . If you continue to see a change in...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-23-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

what you are looking to do is a curve which is a test every 2 hours for 12 hours. Now since you have this self testing device every hour maybe better some people do a 24 hour curve

once you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

The diet looks healthy . Maybe lacking some carbs but if blood sugar and stools are good then you should be ok . Jesse started on a raw diet that wasn't balanced and her stools displayed that . We...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-19-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

You may need to put a bit more pressure with the lance device against the inner lip and holding that pressure for a second after activating the device and the then remove the device . Now you can...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-18-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

I actually use a thin lancet on jesse who is a beagle that have a long snout like your dog which means there is plenty of inner lip to test. Maybe the lance device setting may need to be a bit deeper...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-17-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

Agreed very nice . Might need a thicker lancet . Usually I have no problem getting blood from the inner lip . Are you pricking above the canine tooth ?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Sounds like a plan
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Your pup may have dipped a bit low overnight and why you saw numbers in the 500s at 6 am . You did see a 200 point drop from 6 am to 8 am which could have triggered a mild response from the body
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-12-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Hi and welcome . Big swings in sugar can point to an imbalance of regulation

That could be a dose being to large , Food imbalance as mister Alan suggested the need for carbs to balance out...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-07-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,712
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

yeah it sounds like you maybe seeing other issues affecting regulation . Skin issues can be another sign of thyroid problems . could be some kind of infection. There could be some resistance to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-07-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

Great Update . Yeah many times the caretaker has to be the detective on figuring out what is wrong . Vets only spend a short time with their patients same as people with their doctors .Its all trial...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,707
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Roxy the Boxer

Roxy is at rainbow bridge now enjoying no limitations that she had on earth

We get so close to our friends when we become their caretaker and we do it gladly .

Roxy beat the odds with your...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-22-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,712
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

With weight gain has your dog been checked for thyroid problems ?Not sure if that has already been sugested . If the thyroid is out of whack it can make regulating blood sugar more challenging .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,712
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

Yes you do have the opportunity to raise the dose

Nice and flat which makes raising the dose a bit easier . Remember a dose adjustment is based on the lowest number in a curve

I would not...
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