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Old 12-06-2012, 03:47 PM
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Hello, thanks to everyone, yes my heart broke last December when I got a call from the vet saying he has diabetes. I asked what are the "side effects" and he said blindness which I dreaded. All that has since come, and gone and as you can see from my first album photo, he is doing fine and is one spoilt dog! (just ask my wife ha-ha!)

Anyhow, thanks Tara/Patty, on Sunday night he did go lower that Sat after the increase in protaphane so I might try him on 2 units Humalog on Sat morning and see how he goes, he seems to be spiking on the morning feeds!

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:39 PM
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Hello, thanks to everyone, yes my heart broke last December when I got a call from the vet saying he has diabetes. I asked what are the "side effects" and he said blindness which I dreaded. All that has since come, and gone and as you can see from my first album photo, he is doing fine and is one spoilt dog! (just ask my wife ha-ha!)

Anyhow, thanks Tara/Patty, on Sunday night he did go lower that Sat after the increase in protaphane so I might try him on 2 units Humalog on Sat morning and see how he goes, he seems to be spiking on the morning feeds!

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Hey Geoff, If I understand Patty's approach correctly I like it, and it is the opposite. I don't think he is spiking so much with the morning meal, only 57 points on Sun. 1 hr. out. It is more that he is starting out higher so it takes him longer to get the numbers down. If you were to give the increased dose of the humalog at night that would help him start lower in the morning.

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OK thanks, so to clarify again! Raise his Humalog on the PM dose, leave his AM does at 1.5. Sounds fair and I understand the reasoning.

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OK thanks, so to clarify again! Raise his Humalog on the PM dose, leave his AM does at 1.5. Sounds fair and I understand the reasoning.

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Yup, it isn't uncommon for some dog's to need a different approach am and pm. The 1 1/2 in the morning looks to be handling the food rise pretty nicely. Hopefully the increased amount in the pm will bring that next mornings fasting down a bit.
Let us know how you make out.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:12 PM
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Roger, thanks Tara, appreciate your help!
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:41 PM
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It's that 100 point rise that keeps rising into hour 3 from your PM curve that I'd want to track. He starts lower at 10.9/196 so you'd want to be sure this is a trend for him to rise that far. But I think given the PM rise, increasing the Humalog could help keep the numbers down and you'd have a better AM fasting.

If you do get a lower AM fasting, you'll have to watch the protaphane dose because his Sunday curve brings him from 22.7/409 to a low of 9/162 on 14u. That's a large span.
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It's that 100 point rise that keeps rising into hour 3 from your PM curve that I'd want to track. He starts lower at 10.9/196 so you'd want to be sure this is a trend for him to rise that far. But I think given the PM rise, increasing the Humalog could help keep the numbers down and you'd have a better AM fasting.

If you do get a lower AM fasting, you'll have to watch the protaphane dose because his Sunday curve brings him from 22.7/409 to a low of 9/162 on 14u. That's a large span.
May I see the whole curve, I would love to see the whole picture thanks
I just found the curve thanks
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May I see the whole curve, I would love to see the whole picture thanks
I just found the curve thanks
My girls curves before were so similar to yours. i decided to change her food before doing anything with the insulin. It worked beautifully. I am going to do one more curve because if it still looks the same as the last their may be some change in the insulin by just a tiny bit lower. I am finding the food plays such a big part in this whole big picture.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:52 PM
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Hello, yes, tried changing his food, only made things worse for me! He ended up going high by 4-5pm (high as in 500+) but he seems to be much more stable now. It's all a but of a juggling exercise!!

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:13 AM
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Hello all, latest curve, getting hectic in the lead up to Christmas!

Time Date mm/ol mg/l units humalog units protaphane (Basal)
8-Dec-12 9:30am 19.6 352.8 1.5 14 Fed at 8am and tested at 9:30
8-Dec-12 12:09pm 23.1 415.8
8-Dec-12 2:10pm 21.3 383.4
8-Dec-12 4:03pm 13.2 237.6
8-Dec-12 6:03pm 11.8 212.4
8-Dec-12 6:45pm 13.5 Fed Early 243 2 14
8-Dec-12 11:18pm 19.8 356.4

Bot a bad curve, seems to take him ages to come back down to low teens from Breakfast.

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