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Old 04-26-2017, 06:48 PM
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Go for it!

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Old 04-26-2017, 08:06 PM
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:32 PM
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I can't believe I am writing this, but after 2.5 months with never seeing a number below 300, I did a spot check today (after raising his insulin yet again, just yesterday, up to 8 units) and it read 199. Wow!

The check was at 1:20 PM which is about when he normally hits his low.

I want to wait to do a curve until next week so that it will have been a week with the new dose. But finally, finally I feel we are close.

Thank you Craig, Jesse, Amy and everyone else who has helped me get to this point.
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Old 04-29-2017, 03:00 PM
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I can't believe I am writing this, but after 2.5 months with never seeing a number below 300, I did a spot check today (after raising his insulin yet again, just yesterday, up to 8 units) and it read 199. Wow!

The check was at 1:20 PM which is about when he normally hits his low.

I want to wait to do a curve until next week so that it will have been a week with the new dose. But finally, finally I feel we are close.

Thank you Craig, Jesse, Amy and everyone else who has helped me get to this point.
Annie & I are doing our happy dance for you!

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:13 PM
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I'm in the same boat. 2 months since diagnosis and he's been high teens low 20's (canadian numbers). Up to 7 units in the morning now and a couple pre supper readings this week were 11, yippee. Today morning was 17, but pre supper was 6.4, great. However, a reading at 3:00 p.m. was 16. That should have been past his low point time and he should be on a slow rise to supper time (standard curve shape). How did he go from 16 to 6.4 during the last 3 hours of his day?
As a side note, I'm still too nervous to give him 7 units at supper, so his mornings have been high.
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:00 AM
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Help? I guess I spoke too soon yesterday when Winston had a good reading of 199 midday, finally. When I checked him around 5 PM that same day, he was over 400 again. This morning he refused to eat, well, he ate a little bit (he wanted the chicken jerky and stuff I put on top, but not the main meal). I checked his blood sugar, and it was 621. What the heck is going on? Because he ate a little, and because his sugar is so high, I gave him a half dose. Will keep an eye on him. He is acting otherwise fine and wants to play. I am so confused and upset. Could this be rebound? HOW can it be rebound when his previous curve was in the 400- low 300 range, was nice and flat, and I only increased by 0.8 of a unit?
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:38 AM
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I guess that I have no idea what his actual low yesterday was, since I only took the one spot check at 1:20 PM. That is usually when his low is, but once it was closer to noon.

Yesterday at 11 AM we took Winston with us to the nursery to buy tomatoes and basil. He was very excited to go for a ride in the car and was also excited and rambunctious at the nursery. We were home by 11:45, and then things were peaceful until I took the reading. Would that make a difference?

I guess I am wondering if some kind of low plus a rebound really did happen.

It just doesn't seem possible given that it's an increase of just 0.8 units, and previously we never saw a number below 300.

What should I do now? (assuming he eats dinner) Go back up to 8.0, or go back down to 7.2, or split the difference?

Argh.

Tomorrow is a school day so I won't exactly be around to observe him.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:04 AM
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hard to say

i think with my jesse we battle with the response from the body towards insulin

the bodies ultimate responsibility is to preserve life and will do what it has to

so many factors that can affect blood sugar and we just dont know for sure. yep its frustrating

in the end just one day or even a week may have no need to change things .most times staying the course is best unless you see low numbers or big swings from low to high

thats the burden of testing you will see the challenging parts to this disease
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:47 AM
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Thank you. I have an update which is even more confusing. So Winston, as I said, clocked in over 600 this morning and also refused almost all food, so I gave him a half dose (4 units). Now, 3.5 hours later, he is at 248. Like, he dropped almost 400 points. Now I'm sort of freaking out thinking at this rate he might go hypo in the next couple of hours. That's something I've never had to worry about before. If he gets into the low 100 range should I feed him? Maybe he would eat now.

Was I correct to give him a half dose when he refused almost all food and was also over 600? My vet would say a half dose, others say a quarter.

I'm starting to wonder if that first reading was even correct. Maybe there was something wrong with the strip or something got on it?

I verified the second reading with a third reading and it was close. (248 vs. 258)
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:31 AM
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I'm wondering if his body is still producing a little insulin here and there. My vet told me in the early stages of diagnosis, it happens.
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