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Old 02-28-2017, 05:58 PM
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now many of us use a human meter so its maybe something you can do or until you get your meter on Friday
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:30 AM
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Default Just a quick question about food and insulin

Hi everyone, thanks for the input for all my questions.

At the moment Winston gets 4 units, twice a day. I give him the shots after he eats to make sure he eats. If he doesn't eat, the vet said to give him half the dose, 2 units.

My question is, what if he eats only half of his meal? Do I give him all 4 units? 3 units?
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:15 AM
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i give jesse a quarter of the normal dose with no food and half with half the food consumed
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:38 AM
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Jesse girl, today he ate only half his meal and I did give him half his insulin, or 2 units. He ate the wet food but left the dry kibble. Two and a half hours later he marched over and ate the dry kibble. Sigh.

So, in a case like this, do I give him another 2 units? Do I just wait until his dinner and get back on track with 4 units?

And, should I have picked up his food so that he couldn't eat again until dinner, rather than have that 2.5 hour delay before he ate the other half?

For those who are following all this mess, his fructosamine test showed 'fair' control, which actually was better than I expected based on his really high reading that one day, and he will have another test in about a week (an actual curve this time, I think would be best) now that he's been on two shots a day. He is also drinking noticeably less, which I take as a good sign.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:46 AM
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Abby's mom, we are now using fish oil thanks to a member here who suggested smaller pills called Nature Made pearls.

Natalie, now that we are a few weeks into his diagnosis and he is on twice daily insulin, he is starting to be picky again and not wolf everything down, which is somewhat of a problem with figuring out the insulin. And as a side note, he is pooping four times a day with the Hills. Previously he would poop two times a day. Weird. Lots of fiber/bulk, I expect.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Just a quick question about food and insulin

if they finished there meal within an hour you could give the rest of the insulin. 2 hours maybe ok but you have to watch for overlap with next shot any more than that you just have to wait to next shot time
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:21 AM
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OK, thank you. I think we'll just wait until dinner then. I don't want an overdose situation, and he did get 2 units at least.
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Default Re: Diet for diabetic dog

the fiber helps the insulin last all day but it was one of the things I didn't like about the Hills. I was kind of glad when my dog wouldn't eat it anymore. But it did work well for regulation so we'd have stuck with it if she hadn't gotten picky
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:57 PM
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What diet did you end up switching to, Judi?
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