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Old 09-13-2012, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: trouble regulating my SIssy

Sure, I think there are others that give a slightly reduced dosage in the evening for safety.

In Annie's situation, I actually give 1/4 unit more in the evening. Through testing, I've seen she would normally have higher numbers overnight if I kept the dosage the same for both injections. The theory is that she is much less active at night (think of nighttime as anti-exercise) and doesn't get the insulin into use. Yea, I know, sounds backwards but works that way for us. Remember, every dog is different.

Home testing would help show what exercise, or in this case, sleep does to the blood glucose.
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Annie was an 18 pound Lhasa Apso that crossed the rainbow bridge on 10-5-17. She was nearly 17 years old and diabetic for 9 years.
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