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Old 10-23-2016, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Ollie's journey

Originally Posted by MikeMurphy View Post
Hi Mary,

Here's another example of what a curve looks like. You test before breakfast and then every 2 hours for 12 hours, right up to dinner.

This is what many would consider to be an ideal curve...

Keep in mind the shown curve is just one example. Curves aren't always the perfect "saucer shape" where the lowest number is at the mid-point.

My Annie's curve would CLIMB for a couple of hours after a meal and injection of Novolin-N. It would then level out, getting the HIGHEST number around the mid-point. After about 6 hours, her numbers would start to decrease (insulin finally working) and her numbers would be the lowest at, or just prior to the next meal / injection.

My thought is that a good curve would be testing about every 2-3 hours where the lowest reading is in the low-mid 100s, while the highest reading generally stays below the low-mid 200s. The actual shape of the curve can vary from situation to situation.

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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