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Old 10-01-2018, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

As far as home testing meters go, the AlphaTrak2 and Advocate PetTest are the most popular dog meters. A lot of us use human meters like the OneTouch Ultra2 and OneTouch UltraMini. I have been using Walmart’s ReliOn Prime for 5 years.

Just be aware that human meters generally read a bit less than pet meters. For me it doesn’t matter because I’m looking for trends when testing and the BG readings in the lower ranges are very close.

Your biggest expense will be test strips. Pet test strip can be as high as $1 each. Human test strips are way less. The ReliOn Prime strips are less than $.20 each.
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Lily is a 62 lb English Setter, born 07-27-2007.
Diabetes: Aug 2013 - Hypothyroidism: Dec 2013 - Cataract Surgery: Feb 2014
Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meter: ReliOn Prime
Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine
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