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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-16-2009, 08:27 PM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Re: Isabella Kelly (Diabetes Mellitus & Cushing's Disease)

Bella is on NPH, 17 units am & pm. She's been on NPH since her diagnoisis.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-16-2009, 01:08 PM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Re: Isabella Kelly Update

Just wanted to update you guys:

Results came back from UT... She doesn't have Cushing's but came back with a recommendation to test in 6 months again. Also, no thyroid problems.

So we are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-08-2009, 04:35 PM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Re: UTI follow up

Bella & I just got back from the Vet. She's gain 2 lbs. Blood sugar/urine good to go. Insulin is doing it's job. She's schedule for Cushing's testing tomorrow. We discussed the different tests...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-08-2009, 10:32 AM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Post Re: Isabella Kelly (UTI)

Just curious, Bella's been on Baytril for an UTI. She finished her last pill yesterday but still has to pee often. Tinkle here, a tinkle there. Her water consumption has slowed down a lot, but she...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-07-2009, 08:24 AM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Post Re: Isabella Kelly (Diabetes Mellitus & Cushing's Disease)

Does the University of GA do full panel blood work for Cushing's or just University of TN @ Knoxville? Just wondering since I live in GA and UGA is about 1 1/2 hrs away. If not, when it's time for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-06-2009, 05:20 PM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Re: Isabella Kelly (Diabetes Mellitus & Cushing's Disease)

Yes. The hair on her back & on the sides are really thin. Her skin pigmentation has gotten a lot darker, and she has some whitish color moles on her back & sides. She has always been a really itchy...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-06-2009, 01:36 PM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Post Re: Isabella Kelly (Diabetes Mellitus & Cushing's Disease)

Just talked with the vet. Ok, I got a little mixed up.

The reason she's not tightly regulated right now is because it takes the dog's body several weeks to respond consistently to externally...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-06-2009, 09:18 AM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Post Re: Isabella Kelly (Diabetes Mellitus & Cushing's Disease)

Thanks Natalie for the explanation.

What do you guys think:

When Bella’s urine was tested at the emergency vet clinic it had high amounts of glucose 2000 ++++ so they ran the blood test which...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 10-06-2009, 08:26 AM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Re: Crissy Ann's Long Road

Thank you so much for sharing Crissy Ann's journey with me. It gives me hope for Bella. There is so much info out there on Cushing's & diabetes. When I came across info on the web for the normal...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-05-2009, 08:02 PM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Thank you

Just wanted to say thank you all so much for the words of encouragement & support :D

My husband and I don't have human children, so Bella is our special little girl (although she has 5 adopted...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-05-2009, 02:12 PM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Re: Isabella Kelly (Diabetes Mellitus & Cushing's Disease)

Natalie can you please explain the difference between glucose in the urine vs. ketones in the urine?

Bella (my little chunky monkey) will be happy to know I can be a little more generous with her...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-05-2009, 11:06 AM
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Posted By chasing_bella
Isabella Kelly (Diabetes Mellitus & Cushing's Disease)

When Bella was diagnosed last Saturday with diabetes mellitus, it wasn't a big surprise. My 10 yr old mini schnauzer has been tested for both diabetes and cushing's about 11 months ago with negative...
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