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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-07-2017, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston - Odd numbers; need advice

Per meal, he gets 50 grams Wellness Core reduced fat kibble, 22 grams boiled chicken, and 3/4 a tub of Natural Balance Duck and Chicken.

He also gets chicken jerky for a reward for his shots.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-07-2017, 09:32 AM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston - Odd numbers; need advice

Does anyone think a UTI is a possibility here?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-07-2017, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston - Odd numbers; need advice

So just tested 2 hours after an INCREASE of 0.4 units and got a reading of 496. How can that possibly be? Argh.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-07-2017, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston - Odd numbers; need advice

His fasting this morning was 347. I am trying an increase of 0.4 units. I am home today and can keep an eye on him. Since he is starting out so high, though, I am skeptical that would drop him too...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-06-2017, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Aggie
Odd numbers; need advice

Hi, I haven't been here for a while but I have a confusing situation. Winston was pretty well regulated in the summer, with most numbers in the 200s and 100s, rarely 300, and so I stopped doing...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-13-2017, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

I wonder if the liquid smells at all fishy...'cause if it does, Winston will not eat it.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-13-2017, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Mike: Winston has always had a very thin coat. Like, for the whole time we've had him (8 years). You can see his skin through it. It's very fine and very silky, and I've never seen anything like...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-13-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 194
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Thanks to everyone for your input. Update regarding blood tests (I got the last couple of years data from the vet).

I think Winston's thyroid has been tested just once, this Feb, when diabetes...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-12-2017, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Need help switching foods/changing doses

I am using Wellness Core Reduced Fat kibble.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Need help switching foods/changing doses

I guess I'm going to contradict some on this thread, but substituting a small amount of boiled chicken breast for some of the kibble flattened out Winston's initial spike. I kept the calories the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-05-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

The triglyceride issue preceded the diabetes issue by about 9 months (that we know of, could be more). At the time of his first high triglycerides reading, his blood glucose was still in normal...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-05-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 194
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

I want to ask about high triglycerides. Winston presented suddenly with 2500 level triglycerides about a year ago. He was put on a very , very low fat diet (presumably very, very high in carbs) and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-05-2017, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Need advice..so torn

Don't worry about being immune to insulin. He needs the correct amount to keep regulated. Yes, I believe it is common for the amount to change over time, either higher or lower.

BTW all dogs...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-04-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 560
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Need advice..so torn

Yes, raise the dose slightly? Those numbers aren't awful. I think it would be more informative with numbers every 2 hours, for a 12 hour period, because it's quite possible the low point of the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2017, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Need advice..so torn

Winston's been on Apoquel for a long time before diabetes. I don't think you can go on and off of it, or it won't be effective. We've never been off of it so I don't know how it affects blood...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-02-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Jesse girl, that's what I am hoping. We might end up at 8 units after all, or maybe not. So far I can say that Winston drank a very normal (as in pre diabetic) amount of water yesterday. I'm...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-31-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 194
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Good point about the weight. I am keeping an eye on that. He seems to have gained only a little bit (which is good because he was a little chunky before). However, if the trend continues, it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-31-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 194
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Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Banking on the hope that a small raise from 7.6 to 7.8 is not going to do anything too drastic. I would like to see him in the 100s and 200s, rather than the 200s to low 300s as the last two curves...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-31-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

My vet was happy when we had a swing from 360 to 160 and back to 360, with half the time in the 300s. He thought that was just fine because there was a 160 in there. I was not entirely satisfied,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-29-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Thanks Raysaint. Yes, seems a big jump right before dinner happens to others.

So I have a multiple choice question. The changes I made in diet, lowering carbs by switching out some kibble for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-24-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,194
Posted By Aggie
Re: Vetsulin Changes

Shake it. It is different from other insulins, and the instructions specifically say to shake it until it is uniformly milky. Apparently they did change the formulation some time back, and at that...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-24-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Thanks! I feel like we are finally pretty much there (after 3 months). I would like to see a low closer to 150 in that curve (ironically, the hilly curve 10 days ago had a low like that, but it had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-22-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Ten days ago I had a curve which started with a fasting of 210, stayed in the mid 300s until noon, suddenly dropped to the 200s to mid 100 starting 1 PM, stayed in the 100s or 200s until 4 PM, then...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-12-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Wow Mike, that's pretty cool that you can inject just once. BTW we are already using U100 syringes and using a mathematical conversion to do so. That's because our dog was not thrilled with larger...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,664
Posted By Aggie
Re: Winston's Thread

Well, the good news is that Winston has been drinking much less water and he no longer pants in the afternoon, which I take as good signs. Also his morning fasting seems just fine lately. And he...
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