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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-05-2017, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Gus, the mini-schnauzer

I read your post as I was heading to Walmart to buy our syringes. Thanks for the heads up.

I was told that they were having trouble getting any ReliOn syringes from the warehouse and hopefully...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-28-2017, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Brownies Mom
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-28-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

I don't know why I never thought of giving a planned snack at a planned low. We've just been trying to get the right amount into her. Our next step was to try 3.5 in the AM and 4 in the PM. We'll...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-28-2017, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Brownies Mom
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Brownie is doing great. Even though we are not treating her Cushings she doesn't seem so ravenously hungry any more. We are working at regulating her insulin. Since her diagnosis she has been...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-26-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 166
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Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Thanks. I didn't know if I was missing something else that was causing it or if this was just something to be expected from time to time.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-26-2017, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Diabetes, Cushing's, and Pancreatitis - Support needed!

We had decided not to treat the cushings. So the only medication she is on is the NPH insulin. We haven't changed they type of food or quantity and the only treats she gets is 1/2 of a chewy after...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-26-2017, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Diabetes, Cushing's, and Pancreatitis - Support needed!

I have forgotten how to post a new thread but thought this thread was appropriate for my question.

Brownie was diagnosed with diabetes March 2016 and cushings January 2017.

For the most part...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-13-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 27,706
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Gus, the mini-schnauzer

Are prayers are with you for more normal numbers. Those lows are scary but it sounds like you made a great catch and handled it like the pro you are. :)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-27-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

How much can I give Brownie of the green beans or frozen pumpkin for her snack. Do either of these increase her glucose at all? As for the milk bones she thinks they are only good for hiding, but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-26-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re:Brownie is doing Ok with her diabetes and cushings.

Brownie it doing well. My initial problem when I joined the forum was that Brownie was insulin resistant.

I believe we conquered the insulin resistance by using the fast acting insulin until we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-09-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 166
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Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

I am sorry for your loss of Jenny. It's always hard losing our fur babies.

I'm not a CPA but I am a professional tax preparer. I managed 3 franchise locations for 8 years before switching to a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-09-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 166
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Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

The LDDS results were: Base 4.3, 4 hour 3.7 and 8 hr 5.4 so as I understand it that is pretty conclusive that it is Cushings. So many of the symptoms are the same as diabetes so of course she has the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-09-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Post Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Since my original posting Brownie has had ketoacidosis, gone down to 9 lbs 7 oz. and changed Dr.'s.

:) I am happy to report that her ketones are now down to 0 and she has gained some of her...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-04-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,808
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Shana's story

So sorry you lost your Yorkie, then to have another sick pup on top of that. I feel for you, your stress level has to be through the roof.

My Yorkie was diagnosed in March of 2016. She is having...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 27,706
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Gus, the mini-schnauzer

I'm so glad that Gus is doing better. He can have a few of my post Christmas pounds. lol
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Smile Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Unbelievably good vet appointment today. Dr. Pat took the time to review all the pertinent information from the other clinic and my records of what we've been doing at home. He explained his thoughts...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Brownie has been bouncing between 'Hi' and 60 with quick drops in blood glucose. She seems to have broken her resistance to NPH which I am thankful for. We are still using R and N to try and regulate...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Happy New Year to all of you on the forum. You are all truly lifesavers.

What a blessing to have found you.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2017, 01:17 PM
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Views: 159,188
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Sissy's Mom

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Sissy's loved ones.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Woo Hoo! I finally feel like we are in control again. Here is what her New Years Eve and New Years Day progress has looked like:

31-Dec
12:00 AM 173 1/4 can A/D
1245 am 364 .5 units R
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-31-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Test strips

I see you have the Freestyle Lite test strips listed . There are also Freestyle Freedom Lite test strips that are less expensive and the meter looks more like the Alphatrak than the regular Freedom...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-31-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Smile Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Brownie is being a trouper and doing great. Some 'Hi's yet but nothing less than 178. Natalie is working with me day and night. What an angel to have on Brownie's and my side.

Brownie loves he A/D...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-30-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

When I had a high suspicion that her reading would be 'Hi' I use the ReliOn Micro. I have about 25 of those test strips and can run to Walmart for more in an emergency.


When push comes to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-30-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

Thanks for the words of encouragement.

When the Dr. called this afternoon she said at our regular injection time of 8 am and 8 pm we should give Brownie 5-6 units of NPH and check her Bg every 2...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-30-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,618
Posted By Brownies Mom
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

I haven't cried until I read your post. Thank you. This is what I needed to hear and right when I needed to hear it.
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