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Old 07-18-2020, 01:41 AM
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I use the pooking device wich came with Accucheck instant. I think the lancets are 2.5 mm. On the box it says 0.4 mm 286

I also mailed with sellers and they send me lancets, but the biggest are also 2.5 mm.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:09 AM
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I actually use a thin lancet on jesse who is a beagle that have a long snout like your dog which means there is plenty of inner lip to test. Maybe the lance device setting may need to be a bit deeper . I have removed the plastic protector on my devices so the lance has direct contact . You could try a different lance device . The ear is a tough place to test and did not work out for jesse

there are videos on testing the inner lip . If you dog is accepting it may just take a bit of practice

You doing a great job
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:27 AM
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The lancet divice is set on the highest number 5. I tried to register some weeks ago, but didn't succeed. Now I filled in Mike Murphy as contact. So Mike I hope you don't mind. I read a lot of your story. I red many of your story's and find you are doing great things. Reading how many years your dogs have diabetics. It gives me hope for our dog. We overcame the first few months with a lot of stress. Like pooking the dog, high numbers and in march he developed an infection in his mouth. There was an broken tooth in the back. The vet referred as to another vet specialised in teeth. She had equipment to fotografh teeth. It was in the beginning of Covid 19. We only first had an appointment for looking. And we would make an appointment then for the treatment. But she said: because he his diabetic I want to treat him immediately and I don't know if I have the respiratory machine next week. Some vets had to deliver there machine to the hospitals. The Netherlands were hadding to a shortage on the IC. She removed 7 teeth and filled one. She took his BG twice 153 and 156.
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The lancet divice is set on the highest number 5. I tried to register some weeks ago, but didn't succeed. Now I filled in Mike Murphy as contact. So Mike I hope you don't mind. I read a lot of your story. I red many of your story's and find you are doing great things. Reading how many years your dogs have diabetics. It gives me hope for our dog. We overcame the first few months with a lot of stress. Like pooking the dog, high numbers and in march he developed an infection in his mouth. There was an broken tooth in the back. The vet referred as to another vet specialised in teeth. She had equipment to fotografh teeth. It was in the beginning of Covid 19. We only first had an appointment for looking. And we would make an appointment then for the treatment. But she said: because he his diabetic I want to treat him immediately and I don't know if I have the respiratory machine next week. Some vets had to deliver there machine to the hospitals. The Netherlands were hadding to a shortage on the IC. She removed 7 teeth and filled one. She took his BG twice 153 and 156.
Hi and welcome to the forum. No problem adding me as a Contact. You are doing a wonderful job managing Bart’s diabetes!
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You may need to put a bit more pressure with the lance device against the inner lip and holding that pressure for a second after activating the device and the then remove the device . Now you can milk it a bit squeezing enough to sample . Mike also uses his dogs inner lip with no problems
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:29 AM
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Thanks Jesse, I'll try your suggestions about the lip. I would want you all to look at Bart's diet and tell your thoughts about that. You have so much experience. The vet is not very helpfull. All do to her training I think. She just does what the vetbook says. And that says dry diabetic food.



We buy sausages called Raw4dogs. (www.raw4dogs.nl) There are about 6 or 7 flavours. This is the chicken.


Kip (88%) (chicken)
- bevleesde kippenrug, kippenmaag, kippenhart -
Groentemix (10%) (mix of vegetables)
- bloemkool, wortel, spinazie - (cauliflower – carrot – spinach)
Zeewier (1%)
Zalmolie (1%)
Vitaminen en mineralen mix, cranberry (0,01%)

166 ME (kcal/100g)



Eiwit 14 % (protein)
Vetgehalte 12% (fat)
Ruwe celstof 0.8%
Ruwe as 2.8%
Calcium 0.7 %
Fosfor 0.4 %
Vocht 70 % (moisture)
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Old 07-22-2020, 06:05 AM
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The diet looks healthy . Maybe lacking some carbs but if blood sugar and stools are good then you should be ok . Jesse started on a raw diet that wasn't balanced and her stools displayed that . We got to a better place adding things like vegetables and pintos beans . Her only carb is sweet potatoes yams but vegetables do have some carbs .I slowly started to cook all her food as she got older which did not change anything physically . She always is excited for her meal which to me is the most important thing .

You seem you and your pup are off to a good start
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Old 07-22-2020, 06:23 AM
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Maybe check out the Softclix lancing device. It's probably the least painful. And after you lance, hold the device on the spot for a couple seconds, it acts a bit like a vacuum, to help draw the blood out.
I lance on the big vein on the inside outer edge of the ear.
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i didnt use the lancet device just the lancet. i put Riles between my legs lifted up the lip did a short jab on the inner lip. no problem getting a large droplet.

the dietlooks great.
whats important is to feed according to the manufacturers feedguide.
it goes by weight.
Riles weight 20 lbs got fed 1/2 cupdry food twice a day.

your doing great
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:19 AM
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Picking the ear does not work good, because he has brown hair, tried knipping a bit but no vein to see. I think on white dogs its easier? Did anyone use the sensors from Abott? How do you feel about them?
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