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Old 02-20-2017, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: New and pretty overwhelmed

It doesn't take much skin to tent up, and with the shorter needle, it's much easier, and basically painless if adminstered correctly. Are you in the U.S.? Most vets start with Vetsulin because they sell it, and it's formulated for animals, but it doesn't always work (which was case for my dog), and it costs so much more and has to be purchased from a vet. Vetsulin was given twice/day 12 hrs apart. We gave it a month to work, and weren't getting anywhere. With Novolin, it took another 8 months to find the right dose, but we finally did.

And, yes, human meters are not accurate for dogs. But, many here use them. CraigM, here is the meter expert. Maybe he'll be along to respond to your post.
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10.5 yr mini-schnauzer, diagnosed Sept. 2015, currently 17.5 units Novolin N 2x day; diet W/D, tblsp pumpkin, Advocate PetTester tester/strips & Alpha-Trak2 for alternative (when I question weird BG readings); blind as of March 1, 2016
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