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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:30 AM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Hope for Abby?

To the degree that her problems standing BG and walking are due to diabetic neuropathy, there is a good chance that she will notice when her blood sugar has been controlled for a while.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diabetes and blindness

I suspect after many years involved with canine diabetes that 75% is in the ballpark. Dogís eyes tend to be very sensitive to high blood sugar, leading to destruction of the lens. Our dog lost his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diagnosed Jack Russell Terrier with Diabetes

My apologies for missing your question. If the blood sugar has been very high for a while, dogs can get diabetic neuropathy in their back legs. It is usually temporary and will dissipate when blood...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 32,984
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Yuki as crossed the bridge Dec 2020

Damn... such a sad time for so many. I hate cancer. Thatís what took our diabetic dog too. I am so sad to learn that Yuki has passed. He was beloved though and that meant so much to him. He was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Angel Kobe...

Oh no... I am so sorry to learn that Kobe has passed. I know your heart is broken. Sending you a hug and a kiss skyward to Kobe. He was loved deeply. That in the end is the most important thing.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 70,426
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Pray for mochi..

Iím so very sorry to hear this sad news about Mochi ... sending you a hug and peace as best it comes at a time like this.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 70,426
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Pray for mochi..

They can have between one quarter and one half of their normal insulin dose with no food.

Base how much you give on their blood sugar. If it's pretty high, you can likely safely give half the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

The insulin is lasting about 12 hours but is poorly balanced with digestion of food and conversion to sugar.

Substitution some of his food with something quickly digestible could definitely help...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,233
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diabetes Now Hypoglycemia-Help

In a diabetic, low blood sugar can be related to other issues. As Jesse Girl said, there may be a lack of digestion of food and conversion into sugar. Also, liver and kidney problems affect the basal...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My experience with the Freestyle Libre

Our OneTouch Ultra meter consistently read the blood sugar about 35 points lower on average than the AlphaTrak when I did a similar test of blood drops over time tested with both meters.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New to this forum

I LOVE his consistency - the patterns for those two days are nearly identical.

Where are the meals and injections on these graphs?

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 108,878
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lily - My English Setter

My apologies for being so long in saying...

Happy Teenager Lily!!! You go girl!!

Our nondiabetic dogs turned 13 a few months ago too. Time goes so fast...

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Not sure what to do.....

That's great news! I love NPH - so affordable and works very well for so many dogs. In a way, it was good that Vetsulin was pulled from the market for a while - it introduced a lot of veterinarians...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 32,984
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Questions about Yuki

Low cortisol would make him feel pretty crappy and would explain not wanting to eat. Have they measured his cortisol production?

In his later years, Chris' appetite varied a lot from day to day...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,165
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Scruff the Schnauzer, Rest in Peace 10/31/15

It's nice to see you here and to hear that things are going well.

I feel the same about Chris and his many friends here at the forum. Time makes the memories warmer and softer and sweeter, takes...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Pippi's Story

Oh, that must have been so scary to come home to find bloody diarrhea. Poor girl. Our nondiabetic dogs gets colitis periodically... three or four times in 12 years. Sometimes with blood. He gets some...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Looking for dog food alternatives...

That sounds like a lot of insulin for a blue heeler. Please tell us how much she weighs and what measures of her blood sugar have shown.

Are you testing blood sugar at home?

Diabetic dogs do...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Joy the Mini-Schnauzer

I suspect the diet could be improved by adding some carbs.

For many dogs, meals that are primarily protein are not digested quickly enough to match up with their use of insulin. So you get the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 64,754
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Jesse girl

I'm late too in wishing the fabulous Jesse a Happy 16th birthday!!!!

I just love this sooo much... you two are awsome!

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-06-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,233
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Roxy the Boxer

Ah, Andrea... I'm so sorry. She was obviously beloved and well cared for. Bless you for giving her a wonderful life.

Sending you a hug and a kiss skyward to Roxie...

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Setback after dog had an UTI

There is quite a bit of general information on the main website, plus links to additional resources: http://www.k9diabetes.com

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 83,760
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lucy, our rescued cattle dog, is an angel... April 21, 2014

Lucy... such a lovely and resilient soul.

A truly happy moment when we, thanks to Rick, managed to pull her from the "family" who was threatening to kill her and lying about why... Fortunately, I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,841
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

Boots with rubber grippy bottoms can also help with slick floors.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-05-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,841
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

Looks like there's a neurology practice pretty close to you. (I can see your IP address but no one else can.)

I can't overstate how useful a veterinary neurology consult can be. They can tell so...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-05-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,841
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

The challenge with his mobility is whether it's the high blood sugar that's entirely the cause, partly the cause, or not related.

Usually, diabetic neuropathy shows up only in two situations -...
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