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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-02-2020, 03:43 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

You could also try to reduce the dose to see if you can reduce that big drop early in the curve as an easy thing to try before trying new insulin . Its also possible it may take a bit more time to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2020, 06:18 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Happy birthday Lily . Mike you two have done amazing job with such a long happy dogs life with this disease and other challenges to go along with diabetes . Its always a balancing act . You and Lily...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2020, 06:58 PM
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Views: 16,577
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Phoebe's insolent is over 600 out of nowhere

Keep us apprised . Hopefully just an odd ball event but you definitely want to monitor
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2020, 03:38 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Phoebe's insolent is over 600 out of nowhere

It could be bad reading . Low battery on the meter . Check to make sure the meter is working well and give it a few days to see if its just a blimp on the radar . If you continue to see a change in...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-23-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

what you are looking to do is a curve which is a test every 2 hours for 12 hours. Now since you have this self testing device every hour maybe better some people do a 24 hour curve

once you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

The diet looks healthy . Maybe lacking some carbs but if blood sugar and stools are good then you should be ok . Jesse started on a raw diet that wasn't balanced and her stools displayed that . We...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-19-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

You may need to put a bit more pressure with the lance device against the inner lip and holding that pressure for a second after activating the device and the then remove the device . Now you can...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-18-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

I actually use a thin lancet on jesse who is a beagle that have a long snout like your dog which means there is plenty of inner lip to test. Maybe the lance device setting may need to be a bit deeper...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-17-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New to this forum

Agreed very nice . Might need a thicker lancet . Usually I have no problem getting blood from the inner lip . Are you pricking above the canine tooth ?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Sounds like a plan
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Your pup may have dipped a bit low overnight and why you saw numbers in the 500s at 6 am . You did see a 200 point drop from 6 am to 8 am which could have triggered a mild response from the body
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-12-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

Hi and welcome . Big swings in sugar can point to an imbalance of regulation

That could be a dose being to large , Food imbalance as mister Alan suggested the need for carbs to balance out...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-07-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

yeah it sounds like you maybe seeing other issues affecting regulation . Skin issues can be another sign of thyroid problems . could be some kind of infection. There could be some resistance to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-07-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

Great Update . Yeah many times the caretaker has to be the detective on figuring out what is wrong . Vets only spend a short time with their patients same as people with their doctors .Its all trial...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,560
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Roxy the Boxer

Roxy is at rainbow bridge now enjoying no limitations that she had on earth

We get so close to our friends when we become their caretaker and we do it gladly .

Roxy beat the odds with your...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-22-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

With weight gain has your dog been checked for thyroid problems ?Not sure if that has already been sugested . If the thyroid is out of whack it can make regulating blood sugar more challenging .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

Yes you do have the opportunity to raise the dose

Nice and flat which makes raising the dose a bit easier . Remember a dose adjustment is based on the lowest number in a curve

I would not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-19-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,912
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Commercial dog foods for Diabetic

Very understandable

I actually chose to give up some stability on regulation for a better diet for her to eat which was homemade . The regulation is still adequate and the benefits of the healthy...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-19-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,912
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Commercial dog foods for Diabetic

Actually foods with carbs and sometimes an abundance of them work well with injected insulin as dogs seem to metabolize insulin faster so the need for a quick boost of sugar early is helpful from...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-16-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Elderly long-term diabetic having weird episodes

My jesse is a wanderer and paces back and forth throughout the house and she has done that for a couple years without any additional decline ( kind of maintaining ) . She doesnt jump up onto the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-16-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,244
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Questions about Yuki

Is there treatments or is it something you have to live with ? will it become more prevalent over time ? The other part is it affecting eating and will you need to find a solution to that with a food...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,560
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Roxy the Boxer

Thanks for the update and hope Roxy can turn the corner
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,797
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

I do understand how you feel . Been there done that . For my jesse the thing that had the largest affect was switching her to one meal a day with a small snack . Now the reason I suggested trying...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By jesse girl
Re: My experience with the Freestyle Libre

Very interesting and thanks for the information .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,797
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

Its a pretty large imbalance and lots of it looks like rebound to me spiking off a low . There are some really good days but they are far in between . I had similar numbers with jesse early on until...
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