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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-22-2017, 01:57 PM
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Posted By crose0056
Re: What is the target blood glucose range?

When I first started out here I read posts for hours. This is a wonderful spot for new beginners in the pet diabetic area.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-22-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 24,592
Posted By crose0056
Re: What is the target blood glucose range?

I am only 2 months into this stuff with my dog. I did go out and purchase a meter from Walmart and strips. I try to test her before I give insulin. Sometimes that does not work well, but I try. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-09-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By crose0056
Re: Wanted: Alpha Trak

I use a relion meter and am very satisfied with it. I do know that it runs a little low about 30 points compared to the one that the vet used Alpha trac but it is good enough for me.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,045
Posted By crose0056
Re: Relion/Walmart insulin and much more- HELP needed

I am currently using novolin n from Walmart and the relion meter from them also. Have had great results. Now I need to know how often to test? Should it be once daily, twice daily? Also how often...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By crose0056
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-15-2017, 03:32 AM
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Views: 1,407
Posted By crose0056
Re: Chia and glucose control

funny you ask, I was reading the same thing. I started out with 1/8 teaspoon in both my pugs meals. Her glucose is well controlled, but I wanted to bulk up her meals. I also put 1/4 cup cooked green...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-14-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,011
Posted By crose0056
Re: Autoject 2

My pug diag on 12/20 started at 5u then went up every week, now at 12u we are well adjusted. Carol
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

of 5 dogs that we have had my pug is the best. Always so happy, and cooperative. She has adjusted better to this thing than I think I have. Carol
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

This all started on 12/20 cant believe it been almost a month, but finally have the results I was looking for. The last few days she has tested around the 100's to 150's and that is with my relion...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-11-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 22,594
Posted By crose0056
Re: Ollie's journey

I don't sweat the numbers much. The other day at what I would think would be Shanas low point it was like 567.... what the heck... next reading was fine. My vet told me that dogs don't have an...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,620
Posted By crose0056
Re: Can't get enough blood!!!

This is what I found. I take the ear, wipe it with an alcohol swab just once a day. This is a good chance to clean their ears too. Then go for the fatty part of the ear near the opening and poke. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

Shana has become the poster K-9 at the vets office. A few hours after speaking with the vet, I get a phone call back from them, they want to know what meter I am using (information for another pet...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

thanks for the input. I just called the vet with the numbers. I will see what she has to offer. I am so new to this, any advice is worth trying. Carol
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

did blood curve yesterday here is the results.
399 8am
342 11am
163 2pm
120 5pm
598 8pm

8am and 8pm is insulin and feed times.
I am concerned about the 598 at 8pm. There were no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-08-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,656
Posted By crose0056
Re: Newbie from Scotland glucometer advice

I am new to this also. I purchased a relion at Walmart (cheap) and when tested it was within 30 points of the expensive alpha test system. Ask your vet, mine was very helpful as to using a "human"...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-08-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

today the best readings yet. Worked so only did pre meals first at 6am was 200 and when I got home it was 236 at 800pm. Finally getting it under control. Carol :)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-07-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

I worked a 12 shift today and could not get enough blood for a test before I left for work. When I got home and tested her it was 366 which is around normal for her before meals. I am not going to do...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-06-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

Thanks for your response. The first reading is always when I feed and the last reading is when I feed. I am not doing this 24/7 just want to get a feeling for her start and stop and highs. I am going...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-06-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

Trying to stay consistent with the giving of food, insulin and monitoring glucose levels.

1/4
382 8am
290 11am
230 2pm
147 5pm

1/5
367 8am
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-04-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,004
Posted By crose0056
Re: Insulin Resistant After Bladder Infection

I love my relion. Seems to be very accurate with the vets alpha only a 30 point difference. I have been testing every 3 hours to get Shana under control just bumped up to 11 u twice daily. My vet is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-04-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 29,890
Posted By crose0056
Re: Gus, the mini-schnauzer

Just like Gus my Pug is 26 lbs and newly diag diabetic. Novolin 11u now and readings 200 = 300. Making progress.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

only once did shana test in the 100's range. I bumped her up to 10 units. Got into the 300's yesterday. Vet not to happy with me that I increased, but it is done and over. Today she is at the vets...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-28-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

Today at vets 172 on my relion it was 133, not bad, I was pleased. At least now I know what the difference is between the two. Vet wants to do another curve next Tuesday.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-28-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Re: Shana's story

It has been a little over a week. I think this place is wonderful. We have another apt this afternoon to have sugar tested. I have a glucose meter and will compare mine to theirs. It has been a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-27-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By crose0056
Shana the Pug

pug Shana just was diagnosed, and we are going through the trial and error period. 25lbs on 7u novolin and fed a diet of glucose rx dog food 1/2 dry, 2tbs wet, 1oz chicken liver, 1 diced up carrot...
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