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Old 03-08-2016, 09:14 PM
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I am so glad that she is feeling well enough to tell you what time it is!! I love when Cari is ocd about cleaning her paws, because that is how she has always been. When she notices to clean I know she is feeling great and her bg is in a good range haha. It's the little things for sure!!
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:10 AM
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Love the part about the squeaky toy! I think dogs have a much easier time training us than we do training them.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:25 PM
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Haha...I can just see her with the squeaky toy
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:06 AM
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Annie lost BIG weight yesterday. Yes, she had a grooming that took her from a medium sized dog down to a rat sized pup! Probably took too much off, but once the clippers start we feel its best to fight with her once and not have to do it again for several months. Why do some dogs enjoy grooming while others hate it so much? Before she went blind, she would hide under the bed if she saw us getting the clippers out.

As expected, the excitement of the grooming and her fighting affected her blood glucose. I tested her about 30 minutes afterwards at about 5pm, and she was 81 mg/dL. I probably over compensated by giving her 4 tiny treats (fingernail size), followed by about 12 pieces of her kibble. She tested 228 at her 6:30 dinner time. 5pm is often around her lowest blood glucose time, so she would have probably risen without the snack. O'well, she enjoyed the little snack.

I had to poke her 3 times this morning to get a blood droplet. I wonder if the lack of a blood droplet was caused by the haircut? Cooler skin = less blood near the surface???

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Old 03-21-2016, 08:11 AM
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Temps affect our ability to get blood. It has been 80's for three days and now 50's for three days. Much harder to get blood.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:33 AM
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Temps affect our ability to get blood. It has been 80's for three days and now 50's for three days. Much harder to get blood.
VERY true! I remember during the summer when she would be sunning herself outside and she would bleed so easily that there would occasionally be blood on the floor. The first time this happened I checked my feet for a cut (lots of bare feet in the house).

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Don't know if this is a great deal, but I usually buy my AlphaTrak test strips from ADW.

http://e.adwdiabetes.com/public/?q=p....Vw0Ozg.QliDlg

Hope the discount code can be used several times (I've placed my order for 100 strips for $102.06. Expensive, but I usually use another system for most routine testing. These 100, plus the 50 I have on hand should last a year

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Don't know if this is a great deal, but I usually buy my AlphaTrak test strips from ADW.

http://e.adwdiabetes.com/public/?q=p....Vw0Ozg.QliDlg

Hope the discount code can be used several times (I've placed my order for 100 strips for $102.06. Expensive, but I usually use another system for most routine testing. These 100, plus the 50 I have on hand should last a year

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If yours can't be used more than once, I got an email with code AQ587G. 10% off 50 & 100 count AT2 strips. Expires in 5 days.
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Annie had her bath today and I figured I'd test pre & post bath expecting a lower (much lower) post-bath reading. SURPRISE! She tested 114, exactly the same, at both tests. Very surprising because she fought for the full 30 minutes. We use a Self Doggy Wash place about 2 miles from home, so she got a short fun car ride.

Maybe Linda & I should have done the same tests on OUR fingers Our anxiety, and minor anger, was surely up during bath time.

Annie is hanging in there: a little over 8 years diabetic. Can't tell from meal-to-meal if she will gobble 100% in 20 seconds, or only eat . At least she will go back and finish the meal immediately after I "fix it her way"! When she leaves her dog food, I just have to mix in a teaspoon of baby food (Gerber Chicken & Chicken Broth in the tiny jar) is her mix.

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Love seeing a good Annie update!

Go girl!
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