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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-02-2020, 02:34 PM
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Posted By bontemp
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Converted Hansel’s food to RC Glycobalance over a one week period then waited another week to run full curve. Results today: fed/inject 5:30 = 521, 8:30A = 263, 10:30A = 251, 12:30P = 289, 3P = 464,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By bontemp
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Vet gave Hansel a clean bill of health except for the diabetes and her bg readings were in agreement with mine. Will stay at same insulin levels and change food to ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By bontemp
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Reply - we did buy new meter and it does favorably compare to older one. His regulation over the past two years has varied, sometimes within the 250-300 range and other times spiking although food...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-12-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By bontemp
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Thanks MisterAlan - Hansel only shows classic signs when bg over 600 i.e. gulping water. He hasnít had signs of infections. Running a new curve today on 2 hr. basis and will post tomorrow. Thanks for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-11-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By bontemp
Non-repeating BG numbers

Hansel is a 10 y.o., 18# Miniature Schnauzer diagnosed 2 years ago. Currently on 10 units Vetsulin 2x/day, feeding Blue Buffalo Lamb or Chicken 2x/day. Problem is poor regulation and non-repeating bg...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-05-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,224
Posted By bontemp
Re: alphatrac first time user

Concerned about Somogyi effect with Hansel - after showing progress by increasing insulin from 4 to 5 to 5.5 and now 6 over a 30 day period (U40 2x/day) we got the following yesterday; inject/fed 7a,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-04-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,224
Posted By bontemp
Re: alphatrac first time user

Hansel diagnosed late JAN. 2017, 17# male Mini Schnauzer, 6+ y.o.. Started at 4 units U-40 2x/day now at 6. Using AlphaTrak, on 2/25 curve was 347, 324, 289, 232 and looked good but on 3/2 was 360,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-26-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 26,945
Posted By bontemp
Re: New and pretty overwhelmed

Our BLACK MAGIC (expired in 2010, thread maybe still on the site) went blind, had cornea transplant on one eye, the other would not work, he had happy days for another year but passed due to sudden...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-26-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 26,945
Posted By bontemp
Re: New and pretty overwhelmed

Schnauzer weight? We are 4 weeks into trying to stabilize with Hansel (17#), start 4 units 2x/day, then 5, then 5.5, now 6 and lowest nadir is 236 - probably wait a few days and go to 6.5 - having...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-26-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 270,468
Posted By bontemp
Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used

HANSEL
(lost BLACK MAGIC in 2010)
Miniature Schnauzer
6 1/2 y.o., 17.3#
Blue Buffalo Healthy Weight - 1/2 cp morn w/banana/Cheerios; 1/2cp nite w/raw carrots/no-salt green beans
Diagnosed...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-12-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By bontemp
Re: Welcome Black Magic

Black Magic fought the last battle yesterday and was euthanized due to the discovery of a large mass on/in his liver which resulted in a host of debilitating symptoms. He'd been thru enough, maybe...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-16-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 39,800
Posted By bontemp
Re: Switching From Vetsulin to Humulin N

Daisy's story is one that I'm sure brings concern to all of us who have pets on an insulin regimen. We're very sorry for your loss. When Black Magic was switched over to Humulin N he was on 12 units...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-13-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By bontemp
Re: Black Magic - Minature Schnauzer

8-13-2010 update - Magic lost his eyesight in 4-2009 and req'd double cataract surgery which was successful. In 4-2010 one eye began to change color and his eye surgeon said that apparently his body...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 08-13-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,151
Posted By bontemp
Re: Black Magic - Minature Schnauzer

8-13-2010 update - Magic lost his eyesight in 4-2009 and req'd double cataract surgery which was successful. In 4-2010 one eye began to change color and his eye surgeon said that apparently his body...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-13-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 39,800
Posted By bontemp
Re: Switching From Vetsulin to Humulin N

We were on Vetsulin for 18 mos. with Black Magic Minature Schnauzer with seemingly good results. Two things happened nearing the end of this time - one, we knew that Vetsulin was disappearing from...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By bontemp
Black Magic on the Road to Recovery

11 y.o. Black Schnauzer, diagnosed with diabetes in late 2008, lost weight and noticeable muscle mass in his hind legs until we got his insulin level stabilized. Around Thanksgiving he was so weak...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,078
Posted By bontemp
Re: Can Loss Muscle be rebuilt?

Our 11 YO black Schnauzer lost significant muscle mass in his back legs in late 2008 and walked very unsteadily shortly after he was diagnosed with diabetes. We began insulin therapy and got his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By bontemp
Welcome Black Magic

Name: Black Magic
Breed: Minature Schnauzer - 11 y.o.
Weight: 28 # before diagnosis, 24.5 # currently
Diet: Science Diet R/D, 1 cp twice a day
Insulin: Vetsulin U-40
Injections: Started at 6...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 03-03-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,151
Posted By bontemp
Black Magic - Minature Schnauzer

Name: Black Magic
Breed: Minature Schnauzer - 11 y.o.
Weight: 28 # before diagnosis, 24.5 # currently
Diet: Science Diet R/D, 1 cp twice a day
Insulin: Vetsulin U-40
Injections: Started at 6...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By bontemp
Arrow Black Magic has departed

Name: Black Magic
Breed: Minature Schnauzer - 11 y.o.
Weight: 28 # before diagnosis, 24.5 # currently
Diet: Science Diet R/D, 1 cp twice a day
Insulin: Vetsulin U-40
Injections: Started at 6...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 270,468
Posted By bontemp
Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used

Name: Black Magic
Breed: Minature Schnauzer - 11 y.o.
Weight: 28 # before diagnosis, 24.5 # currently
Diet: Science Diet R/D, 1 cp twice a day
Insulin: Vetsulin U-40
Injections: Started at 6...
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