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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-13-2020, 05:22 AM
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Posted By DebEsco
Re: Cataract surgery? Romeo update

Romeo had his cataract surgery Tuesday and is doing very well! He will not get 100% of sight back because there had been significant corneal scarring, but he is seeing. Not bumping into things any...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-15-2020, 06:39 AM
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Views: 691
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Newly diagnosed, wondering about food

When Romeo was first diagnosed vet had told me low carb so I went that way and he got dreadfully ill. Low to high blood sugar swings, weakness, weight loss. People on this site saved him by telling...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-15-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Cataract surgery? Romeo update

Romeo isscheduled for cataract surgery March 10. Wish us luck!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,187
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Please help me regulate her sugar??

I thank this forum for getting Romeo out of low sugar events that rebounded to very high sugars (400-500). At dx Doc had told me carbs were to be avoided so I had put him on high protein dog food,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,187
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Diabetes and Blindness! Did your dog go blind?!

My dog Romeo cataracts got worse about 9 months after dx. I was not surprised because he already had small cataracts at dx. His eyes have always been a weak spot for him. I put him on Ocuglo (yes it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Cataract surgery? Romeo update

Thanks for the reply. The 75% sounds in the ball park. Yes they emphasized around the clock compliance for the first two weeks after surgery and daytime compliance thereafter, lifetime eye meds after...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-30-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Cataract surgery? Romeo update

Sorry it has been a while since I posted. I found an excellent internist who helped me get Romeoís sugar under control. He is now on 2.5 units Vetsulin twice a day and doing well. His average on...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Problems with glucose meter

What human meter do you use?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Problems with glucose meter

Iíve been using the AlphaTrak 2 but their strips are sooo expensive that I have been using Pet Sure strips which were half the price. This week Iíve been upset to be getting high readings over 500,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

The brand is Whole Life, made and sourced in US. I also checked the all turkey jerky, also made in US.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-06-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Thanks I will check.
Deb
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-06-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Just an update on Romeo. I found a vet internist I really love. She is working with me to fune tune insulin. Since he is still losing weight (though it has slowed down significantly since your...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-28-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,231
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Having trouble drawing enough blood w/o hurting her; how do I curb her hunger?

I highly recommend the Genteel lancing system. Costs about $100 on Amazon, and there are videos of dog owners using it. You shave a tiny area on each side of base of tail (see their videos). Heat the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-28-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

Thanks so much. We will continue to tweek. Iím experimenting with putting the plunger between the half mark and 2. Your comment that it took two years was helpful. Patience!
Deb
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-25-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

I was a bit hasty in celebrating. His numbers looked great all morning. 256, 175, 227 two hours apart. At 2:00 went up to 417, 4pm 447 , 6:45 426 fasting. Insulin at 7. Heís down to 353 at 8:45 and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-25-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

I am ecstatic! With your advice of putting him back on his regular kibble (which I have now done 100% instead of half high protein), and the resolution of his UTI with the antibiotics plus the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-24-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Vetsulin bubbles?

Ok thanks. Iíll try that.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-23-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for little Piper?

My vet told me to give Romeo low carb food too. I had all kinds of ups and downs and several hypoglycemic episodes. Advice here convinced me to go back to his regular food. He feels much better, his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-23-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By DebEsco
Vetsulin bubbles?

Does anyone else use Vetsulin? Instructions from manufacturer say to shake it to activate the crystals, then wait til foam disappears. I do, but get tons of fizzy little bubbles in it which I am sure...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-20-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,921
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for Romeo

So, though he seems more playful and has stopped losing weight, he is still having many issues. Peeing and drinking like crazy. Blood curve yesterday, after a week of antibiotics for UTI, was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-19-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Vestibular Disease

My non diabetic dog Daisy had vestibular problem when she was 15, head tilted to one side and could not stand. We thought it was a stroke but vet said no and put her on an antibiotic and something...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-19-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Help for little Piper?

I will be very interested to hear replies to this. Iíve been experiencing pretty much the same scenario since my toy poodle Romeo was diagnosed in Feb. we had some scary hypoglycemia occurring about...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 136,678
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

PS when he was first diagnosed vet put Freestyle Libre sensor on him. It was not accurate, 50 or more points higher than blood test. And it irritated him so much he kept wiggling on his back til he...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 136,678
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Poll: How and Where you test your dog's blood sugar

I test Romeo on his butt, rotating sides. I shave the area, use sock with beans heated to warm the area, and use Genteel lancing device which uses a slight vacuum to get the drop. On days I do the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By DebEsco
Re: Supersweet Ruby - 7 years with Diabetes

So sorry for your loss. 7 years is quite an achievement.
Deb
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