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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-12-2020, 09:32 PM
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Posted By sibhus
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Based on your numbers it appears you don't have somogyi as you have to reach the 70 point threshold for the body to release enough sugar to put the dog into persistently high values which last for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-22-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,521
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Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

I can tell you from owning several Siberians, that they are prone to diabetes and obesity. They love to eat and well its gets the better of them and leads to diabetes. A typical female should...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,521
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Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

I can tell you my husky like yours was very sluggish when hovering in the 400s. They feel a lot more comfortable when you can get them below 300. Since your nadir or bottom line number is 397, one...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-19-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Re: Commercial dog foods for Diabetic

Thanks, so my biggest reason for switching is due to weight primarily. My dog is at 85lb and he needs to be at 65lb. I have him at 1350 calories a day but my vet asked me to go down to 900. My...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-19-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Commercial dog foods for Diabetic

I wanted to switch over to something more appropriate for my diabetic husky. Currently I have him on Blue Buffalo Senior grain free dry, however this food has a terrible carb percentage of around...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-13-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,582
Posted By sibhus
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

Bichons9, As to your question about the post meal spike, my dog basically spikes at 400 with type N insulin after 45mins of giving insulin, he is given insulin right when he finishes food which is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By sibhus
My experience with the Freestyle Libre

Thought id post this in case someone considers using this system as it has its pros and cons and wanted to share my experience as ive learned so much from others on this site.

I decided to use...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,582
Posted By sibhus
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

Thought id chime in as ive been using Novolin 70 30 for a month now. I actually switched from Novolin N over to Novolin 70-30 about a month ago and have had great success with it. In my case my dog...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-30-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,521
Posted By sibhus
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

For starters, just make sure your giving your dog an ideal dog food thats not high in carbs and has good fiber.

Im not a vet, but it sounds like your about 5-8 units away from getting your dog in...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-29-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By sibhus
Re: Best BG meter

As others, im using a Alphatrack 2 along with freestyle lite test strips. I have my code set to 6 for the lite strip on the Alphatrack and gauged it against a proper Alphatrack dog test strip code...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-09-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,107
Posted By sibhus
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

MisterAlan, to give you a point of reference, my dog at start was 87lbs and was told by the vet to start at 15 twice a day as a starting dose. But the ideal dosage is actually 20 units twice a day. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-08-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,107
Posted By sibhus
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

MisterAlan, im also dealing with a diabetic husky whom is overweight and also has some hind leg issues. In his case, he has some joint inflammation in his leg which if I don't treat using a NSAID...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-22-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By sibhus
Cataract eye drops

I was curious if anyone has tried the cataract eye drops upon their dog and if they are effective. I see the usual Lumenpro and NAC lanosterol/NAC drops on amazon but just don't trust the reviews. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-21-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,458
Posted By sibhus
Re: Roxy the Boxer

Andrea, my diabetic husky whom is also overweight has a sensitive rear end hip area as well and has had some hind end issues. I know in some cases the diabetic neuropathy affects the nerves and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,521
Posted By sibhus
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

Neirracul, im also new on here as my 7yr husky was also diagnosed with diabetes. Ive gotten some great help here as well.

As to the insulin, I also was advised by my vet to use vetsulin but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Re: New owner with question about one time feeding

Thanks again for your feedback, ive managed to find some diabetic cookie/treats to replace the bad stuff my dog was eating in the past.

After 5 days of being diagnosed with diabetes, I have been...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-07-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Re: New owner with question about one time feeding

Raysaint, thanks so much for the advice and I see the mistake I made. I was just stressed out when the bg numbers hovered over 400 and wanted to keep him under 300.

Point taken on the protein...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Re: New owner with question about one time feeding

Thanks very much Jesse girl, I see your point. As im just 48 hours into using insulin, my dog was at 480bg out of the vets office and I had overcompensated to bring it down. But ill take your...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Re: New owner with question about one time feeding

Thanks for the responses. Im just 48 hours into it with insulin so dont have enough information yet but have been doing checks every 4 hours over the past two days. I just realized my wife had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
New owner with question about one time feeding

I was on this forum 5 years ago and ironically am back as my 7 yr old husky rescue has been diagnosed with diabetes and possibly cushings(high alp of 650).

So far he has responsed well in the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-05-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Re: Anyone doing NSAID with a diabetic dog

Thanks for the responses. I just started meloxicam 2 days ago, and so far, i have not seen any bg change. My biggest fear is the horror stories about nsaids but i have run out of choices as I've...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-04-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Anyone doing NSAID with a diabetic dog

Hi all, i was curious if anyone whom has a diabetic dog is also suffering from arthritis and taking a NSAID antiinflammatory drug. My 11yr old diabetic husky has just started meloxicam/metacam after...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Frosty Paws?

With summer time near, im curious if anyone here gives their dog Frosty paws. I used to give this to my dog prior to her becoming diabetic and am wondering if its safe to give. Ive pasted the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-10-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,610
Posted By sibhus
Cataracts treatment

So ive noticed a gradual film developing over my diabetic dogs eye, im wondering if anyone here has tried eye drop treatments such as colloidal silver or the N Acetyl Carnosine drops? Im just...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,432
Posted By sibhus
Re: How does Accucheck Aviva rate?

As to heartguard, i noticed my husky went up from 300-480 bg after the heartguard chew. This was the large dog size chew. It did luckily go back to normal the next day.
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