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Old 06-13-2009, 03:45 PM
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Default Daygo - Switching to NPH

Dog name and breed: Daygo, miniature pinscher
Age: 7 years
Weight: 17-18 lbs.
Diet: Science diet adult light with a small amount of canned light mixed in
Insulin: Vetsulin 7 units twice a day (just changed dose from 8 units)

Daygo was just diagnosed on April 29, 2009, so we're still really new to this.
I did his first glucose curve last week and his readings were really good, but he started getting too low around 9 hours post insulin dose. We just started him on the 7 units a few days ago. We give green beans as his treat and he loves them! I use a Reli On ultima meter (Walmart) for his glucose testing.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: Welcome Daygo!

Welcome to you both!

You might be new to this, but it's so great to see that you've mastered home testing already!

Now since we are some of the nosiest people on the internet, please tell us more about Daygo!

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Welcome Daygo!

Welcome to the forum!

We have a few minpin members - some who have had a heck of a time injecting or home testing! Does Daygo put up a fuss?

Would love to see the results of your curve - Congratulations on completing it at home!

Natalie
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Welcome Daygo!

Welcome !

Lots of info and help here, looks like you have the hometesting under your belt.

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Old 06-15-2009, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Welcome Daygo!

Thanks for the welcome!! I just kind of stumbled across this site one day when I was doing some research on canine diabetes and I'm so glad I did!
I helps so much to know there are so many other diabetic dog owners who have the same worries and problems. Daygo's a very mellow min pin, so we havent't had a lot of problems so far with his shots. Usually my husband holds him and I give the shots, just in case.
Here are the results of his first glucose curve:
Fasting @ 6:45 AM 88 fed and 8 units Vetsulin given
8:45 AM 84
10:45 AM 88
12:45 PM 85 called vet - he said to test every 3 hrs.
3:45 PM 64 gave 1 tsp. Karo
6:00 PM 90 no PM insulin per vet - fed at 6:10 9:00 PM 439
12:00 mid 365
Vet changed insulin dose to 7 units twice a day. It will be interesting to see what his next curve is like. He was diagnosed in the middle of a pancreatitis attack with a glucose of 551. I have to wonder if that didn't make his glucose a little falsely elevated.
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Default Welcome Daygo

Hi and welcome

Can't see your name anywhere so couldn't welcome you by name.

I am fairly new to it all as well but learning fast due in the main to this forum.
You seem to be doing really well - testing and doing curves etc and it looks as though Daygo is doing pretty well already.

Dazzle, my 10 yr old Border Collie was diagnosed on Feb 6th this year. It's been a rollercoaster with her because she has chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic insufficiency (needs digestive hormones as well). All this has made her very difficult to stabilise.

You'll love this great group of people I'm sure. They all care so much about each and every dog.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: Welcome Daygo!

That's a really really nice curve even though it's a bit too low. Glad the vet decreased the insulin... you might find that a half a unit adjustment will work better but time will tell.

Sometimes after they've had enough insulin for a week or two they break through some insulin resistance that built up while their blood sugar was high. That could be why now the 8 units was a little too much.

That's just a wonderful curve! Congratulations!! And also congrats on having a mellow minpin!

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Another red min pin! My Pip was diagnosed at 7 years too. He's a big boy at 22 lbs. now. But he's not fat, very very skinny. We're still trying to put on weight. So glad to see such a nice curve and that you can home test!

We have the anti-Daygo though. Had to be muzzled for shots and won't let us home test. Actually, I didn't think there was such a thing as a mellow min pin! Why, oh why couldn't I have one! Natalie, you weren't talking ab out us were you? LOL They are wonderful dogs, aren't they?

Warmest Welcome,

Pam and Nutcase Pip.
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Welcome. I'm impressed and jealous!

I'm so glad things are going so smoothly with injections and home testing for you. I hope to hear more from you and learn too!
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Don't be too jealous , Pam! We also have a black and tan min pin named Tess that is almost 2. She is a true min pin through and through! If she was the diabetic we'd be in for a challenge for sure. They are wonderful little dogs. We call Daygo our little gentleman. I guess the home testing is a little easier for me because I've been a med lab technician for 30 years. Our vet thought I was crazy when Daygo was diagnosed because I could smell acetone on his breath, but I've been around enough diabetic humans with sugars out of control that I just had a feeling that was what was wrong with him. No wonder the little guy was so sick!
Thanks to everyone for all of the support and suggestions given on this forum. I think I'm starting to get over the feeling that our world just got turned upside down and realizing this can be handled. It sure helps having others to share with!!
Linda and Daygo
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