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Old 05-03-2020, 06:50 PM
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Default Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

Good Idea

Like I suggested 7 units is a tiny dose for an 80 pound dog and seeing mid 100s for blood sugar

Maybe the only way to truly find out is maybe go off of insulin for a few days . Actually jesses second vet said that maybe something to try early in her diagnosis as she was on a tiny dose . We went a couple days off insulin and symptoms returned with higher sugar and went back to injected insulin . She remained on insulin but her regulation dose was slightly lower than a normal starting dose for her weight . Some dogs just need less insulin and not sure why . Your dog may also fall into this category or still producing some of his own insulin which is called a honeymoon period .
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Jesse-26 lbs - 15.5 years old - 10 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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