Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum
 

Go Back   Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum > Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog

Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Anything related to your diabetic dog.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #21  
Old 02-01-2010, 09:17 AM
CraigM's Avatar
CraigM CraigM is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 6,017
Default Annie is making the switch to NPH

Change Annie's poll vote from "will soon be switching" to "recently switched"!

We started at 20% less NPH than Vetsulin and will let that go for two days and then evaluate.

The first "problem" I had was with the new syringe. She had been using a 29 gauge, long needle. Now is using a 31 gauge, short needle. I wasn't sure the needle actually entered because it was so easy. I actually poked her twice before pushing the plunger! Hope it really went in.

Craig & Annie
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-01-2010, 09:22 AM
Patty's Avatar
Patty Patty is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central CO
Posts: 8,324
Default Re: Annie needs help

Quote:
Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Change Annie's poll vote from "will soon be switching" to "recently switched"!

We started at 20% less NPH than Vetsulin and will let that go for two days and then evaluate.

The first "problem" I had was with the new syringe. She had been using a 29 gauge, long needle. Now is using a 31 gauge, short needle. I wasn't sure the needle actually entered because it was so easy. I actually poked her twice before pushing the plunger! Hope it really went in.

Craig & Annie
Hey Craig,
I pulled Annie's thread up...

Good luck to you! I bet Annie appreciates the new syringes too

Patty
__________________
Patty and Ali 13.5yrs 47lbs diagnosed May '08 Ali earned her wings October 27, 2012, 4 months after diagnosis of a meningioma ~ Time is precious ~
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-01-2010, 09:31 AM
peggy0's Avatar
peggy0 peggy0 is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,716
Default Re: Annie needs help

Hi Craig, good luck! Forbins been on it a week now, and we're down into the 200 and 300s vs 300 and 400s. I started at 20%of his vetsulin dosage. I've seen a pattern where the numbers actually go up the first day you increase and by day 3 they begin to settle in, so be patient Forbin is back to his Vetsulin dosage. This is only day 2, but he is going to need a bit more NPH. I don't think it will be much, but more.
__________________
Forbin, miss you every day. See you at the bridge Buddy.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-15-2010, 12:42 PM
CraigM's Avatar
CraigM CraigM is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 6,017
Default Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH

Annie wonders where those who switched from Vetsulin to NPH have ended? The same amount? A bit more?

Annie had been doing OK on 7iu of Vetsulin, and now after two weeks is using 8˝iu of NPH (Wal-Mart's ReliOn). She has been on meds for an eye infection since last Thursday so there might be a change once she gets off these meds.

Craig & Annie
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-15-2010, 01:46 PM
Taylor's Avatar
Taylor Taylor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Posts: 50
Default Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH

Taylor made the switch on January 16th and we are still slowing increasing the dose. He's up to 32am and 29pm and we still have a ways to go. That is 9 units more per day than he was getting with vetsulin, but I have also had to change the food. I had been driving a 50 mile circuit to four different vets, and buying up all their supply of wd and the cost was a bit excessive. A case was only lasting four days. I'm trying to come up with a food that is readily available locally without a prescription. I sure will be glad when I can quit these increases.
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-15-2010, 02:31 PM
peggy0's Avatar
peggy0 peggy0 is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,716
Default Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH

Forbin is at 231/2 at the moment. 1/2 unit more twice a day than vetsulin. He has a virus at the moment and his BGs are up so I can't say it we've hit the magic number but I know we are close.
__________________
Forbin, miss you every day. See you at the bridge Buddy.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-15-2010, 02:32 PM
peggy0's Avatar
peggy0 peggy0 is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,716
Default Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH

I use Blue buffalo weight management and it works great for Forbin. You can get it at petsmart or petco.
__________________
Forbin, miss you every day. See you at the bridge Buddy.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-16-2010, 11:13 PM
CraigM's Avatar
CraigM CraigM is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 6,017
Default Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH

Think the 8PM reading on 2-16-10 is somogyi overswing? Seems like a large increase in just 3˝ hours.

2-15-10
8:00AM, BG 189, fed & inject
5:30PM, BG 123
8:00PM, BG 108, fed & inject

2-16-10
8:00AM, BG 165, fed & inject
4:30PM, BG 118
8:00PM, BG 438, fed & inject

Wish I had taken another reading around 5:30PM!

Craig & Annie
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:44 AM
peggy0's Avatar
peggy0 peggy0 is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,716
Default Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH

Yes its hard to tell Craig. When forbin is around 100, I take a reading before I give him his shot to make sure he's going back up. 15 minutes can make a difference with him. If he's on his way back up I give him his show and haven't had any issues.
__________________
Forbin, miss you every day. See you at the bridge Buddy.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-17-2010, 09:17 AM
CraigM's Avatar
CraigM CraigM is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 6,017
Default Re: Annie is making the switch to NPH

Quote:
Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Think the 8PM reading on 2-16-10 is somogyi overswing? Seems like a large increase in just 3˝ hours.

2-15-10
8:00AM, BG 189, fed & inject
5:30PM, BG 123
8:00PM, BG 108, fed & inject

2-16-10
8:00AM, BG 165, fed & inject
4:30PM, BG 118
8:00PM, BG 438, fed & inject

Wish I had taken another reading around 5:30PM!

Craig & Annie
Here is newer data that I find perplexing! Annie had been on 8iu, morning and evening, for several days.

2-16-10
11:00PM, BG 418 (OK, coming down a little since 8:00PM)
2-17-10
3:30AM, BG 346 (OK, coming down slowly)
8:00AM, BG 91 (wasn't expecting this big drop!)

We reduced the NPH by ˝iu to 7.5 after the 8AM test/feed.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:33 PM.


Disclaimer -- The content on this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. While we make every effort to present information that is accurate and reliable, the views expressed here are not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a licensed veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian for specific advice concerning the medical condition or treatment of your pet and before administering any medication or pursuing any course of treatment that you may read about on this site.

The views and opinions expressed by contributors to this forum are strictly their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the owners, administrators, or moderators of this forum and the k9diabetes.com website.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009, 2010 k9diabetes.com. All rights reserved.