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Old 07-21-2018, 07:45 AM
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I might cut the dose in half to maybe 2.5 units as you dont know how the cushing medication is acting and if that medication is to much it can push a dog to addisons which can really reduce the amount of insulin needed . Its a delicate balance . give the new dose a few days do a curve and if more is needed raise the dose maybe a half unit . If its still low consider another dose reduction

There maybe a bit of a re regulation process and why take any risks
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:29 AM
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I cut it this morning to 3 U q12. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:08 AM
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I know one dog that is using this and it sticks to his side. You have to change it every ten days and then it takes about 12 hours to activate before you can check glucose.
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Do you know where to obtain this device -is it inserted in a vein? I would appreciate info on it. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:59 AM
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Here’s some info from the manufacturer...
https://www.freestylelibre.us/system...-overview.html

And a vet showing how the sensor is applied... The sensor needs to be replaced every 10 days...
https://youtu.be/OWsH3oH4afM
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Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:12 PM
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Thank you!! What is the cost?? How did cataract surgery work out in your dog and do they return since dog is still diabetic?
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:44 PM
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Jessie Girl-

I did a Bld Glucose on Ollie, 4 pm EST and it was 183 using 3.5 units of Insulin this morning down from 4 U. The pee stick right after read negative? Either the stick is bad or it will only measure urine glucose when the Kidney spills over in urine above 180. Your Thoughts. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:40 PM
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Jessie Girl-

I did a Bld Glucose on Ollie, 4 pm EST and it was 183 using 3.5 units of Insulin this morning down from 4 U. The pee stick right after read negative? Either the stick is bad or it will only measure urine glucose when the Kidney spills over in urine above 180. Your Thoughts. Thanks
The 183 is a good number but its only one numbers and doesnt tell you much but maybe you can compare that number to a similar time you may have tested before and see what the difference is . The negative on the pee sticks doesnt give any info on the low side and i would treat it as correct unless proven wrong
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:25 PM
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sounds good thanks
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Thank you!! What is the cost?? How did cataract surgery work out in your dog and do they return since dog is still diabetic?
The cost of the Freestyle Libre is talked about in this article...

https://diatribe.org/freestyle-libre...-us-pharmacies

Lily’s cataract surgery went well. The aftercare is very intense for several weeks. She is also given eye drops daily for the rest of her life. She also sees the opthalmologist every six months, mainly for an eye pressure check.

Because a cataract is a clouding of the natural lens, and cataract surgery entails removal of the natural lens, a cataract cannot come back after surgery. Fortunately, artificial lenses do not form cataracts.
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Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine
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