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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-22-2021, 11:15 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Help! Diabetic dog is sick/not eating

One thing that diabetic dogs are prone to is pancreatitis which can be life threatening if it gets severe . If this continues a vet visit is important and test for the disease

Anytime my jesse...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-19-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member and need advice

Hi and welcome
Prozinc is not a go to insulin for dogs . I think its more appropriate for cats

For a dog your size NPH or vetsulin with 2 shots a day is more off the normal procedure on insulin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-17-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 125
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Remy Newly diagnosed Diabetes

Jesse's good living was probably the largest factor . Jesse came from a breeder also . Losing hearing may have been a blessing in disguise . If she cant hear it she is not scared . I did acclimate...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-17-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 125
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Remy Newly diagnosed Diabetes

Hi and welcome My jesse is well past 16 and close to her 11 year being diabetic
She also has been epileptic for her entire life and was never put on medication for that . The episodes do sound like...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Upside down glucose curve

Yeah its not unusual to see dogs becoming diabetic after steroid use . As long as you use blood glucose curves as the priority for adjusting the insulin dose and only using the fructosamine test as a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-17-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diagnosed Chocolate Lab

Many do compare with the vet . I did early on but you must remember if comparing against another handheld device you could see similar results

The best thing to compare with is a lab analyzer...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-17-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diagnosed Chocolate Lab

I have only tested the inner lip and I never had those difficulties but it could be 20 points off back to back

I have never used the pet meters so I cant comment on them but I would pick a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-16-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diagnosed Chocolate Lab

Great and welcome to the hometesting club

Remember don't react to one individual test saying we need to fix this been there done that . Its the overall pattern thats important throughout the day...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-14-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Upside down glucose curve

Hi and welcome . Can You post the complete curve and maybe a normal curve

There are many different types of curves and as long as they are consistent and within adequate range it really doesnt...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-11-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diagnosed Chocolate Lab

Yes . the regulation period is the beginning and the time you are trying to get blood sugar stable and at acceptable level . Now what that is can be quite different for the individual dog .

The...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-11-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diagnosed Chocolate Lab

Jesse is well past 16 now so I dont test her very much . He numbers are good when I spot check on occasion . There is no pain . Actually she would give me a lick after I did it . During the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-11-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly diagnosed Chocolate Lab

Hi and welcome

Levemir is 4 times as potent as the other human insulin used alot like NPH by k9 diabetics so 4 units would work out to 16 units . Its a U-100 insulin and you can buy it at walmart...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-10-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Earl

They do make supplements designed for a homemade diet . Jesse has had a homemade diet for her 10 year diabetic experience . I added some commercial supplements sometime ago but ended doing that ....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-09-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Earl

I have never really tented as prescribed . I just grab some skin from her hind quarters maybe 6 inches from the base of the tail ,on either side of the spine . I pull it up using my thumb and index...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-08-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Earl

K9 diabetes is akin to type one diabetes in humans which means your dog will be insulin dependent for the rest of his life . Now some dogs like my jesse have a much smaller dose than most which had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-08-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Earl

The diet sounds adequate and appears to be working with injected insulin . It really doesnt matter how much insulin you are given ( higher or lower ) as long as its controlling blood sugar adequately...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-08-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Earl

Hi and welcome to you and Earl

Can you tell us what type of insulin you are using and how many units ? What type of food are you feeding Earl ?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New Diabetic Dog Mom Here!

Now you will be able to determine if blood sugar is the reason for urination getting real time knowledge of what level blood sugar is at . There are are other reasons for excessive urination Like...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-08-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New Diabetic Dog Mom Here!

Hi and welcome to both of you

The single best thing you can do is test blood sugar at home and learn what is really going on with blood sugar

Usually once a dog is on insulin the thirst and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-06-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Quality of life for a sick dog

The only problem is medically controlling any suffering at end of life which we place a big priority in human management of end of life . You can do some things under a vets supervision with...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-06-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Quality of life for a sick dog

Hi and welcome to you and your pup . My Jesse is in her 17th year of life and is close to being diabetic for almost 11 years . A few months ago I thought time was soon for my jesse as she was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-04-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Snow

It can take a few months to up to a year depending on how regulation is handled and if there are other challenges that could have an impact . Usually home testing can expedite the process . Yeah the...
Forum: Everything Else 12-31-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By jesse girl
Re: happy new year

Happy New Year to you Mo
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-24-2020, 09:24 AM
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Views: 1,638
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

You can give just about anything as long as it doesnt degrade glucose levels in terms of going higher or lower and is safe to eat . There was times I gave jesse some honey to stabilize glucose...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Snow

Hi and welcome to snow and Sharon

Its a bit of a process at the beginning we all go through it and almost all dogs and caretakers get to a better place and return to a happy dogs life with some...
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