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Old 05-17-2019, 08:56 AM
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Default Supersweet Ruby - 7 years with Diabetes

It is so vital to have support and Thank you to all on this forum for being there, especially when Ruby was first diagnosed! Ruby passed over at age 13 but I wanted everyone to know she was on insulin for SEVEN YEARS! At first it was a struggle, and we all cried, but later she adjusted so well and would "report to the kitchen" for her insulin. She was an ambassador for Doggy Diabetes, everyone knew about her, she was quite famous, and people were quite surprised that dogs can get diabetes and would learn a lot from her. As she lost her vision over the years, she had to learn new words, up, down, stairs, curb, go around, etc and knew her house and the neighborhood like the back of her hand. She even raised a baby kitten! She had a good, full life, and kicked diabetes in the ass. I thank Ruby for the love she so freely gave us, we loved her more than words can express. Ruby was a Good Girl.
Steph & Ruby - Red Min Pin, Age 13, Diabetes Diagnosed July 2012, On 4u Caninsulin twice a day, weight 4.5 kilos, struggles with IBD and Pancreatitis occassionally, food Royal Canine Gastro low fat, loves fruits & veggies, hobbies: Perimeter Security, Sleeping in blankets, car rides, walks, hiding and burying beanie babies.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:29 AM
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Default Re: Supersweet Ruby - 7 years with Diabetes

Min pins usually are not an easy dog to conform to a diabetic regiment as they are a personal space type dog so the 7 years of accomplishing this is a testament to your care and managing the disease

Glad you were able to get that second long chance to enjoy your ruby and the same for her with you
Jesse-26 lbs - 16.5 years old ,11 years diabetic, one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack . 3 shots of Novolin( under the Relion name ) a day . Total insulin for a 24 hour period is 6.5 units of NPH insulin .
Jesse earned her wings on 6/21/2021
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:51 PM
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So sorry for your loss. 7 years is quite an achievement.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:25 PM
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That is an awesome achievement. Ruby will continue to be a diabetes ambassador for every newly diagnosed dog who’s owner thinks it is a death sentence. RIP Ruby. ❤️❤️❤️
Jenny: 6/6/2000 - 11/10/2014 She lived with diabetes and cushings for 3 1/2 years. She was one of a kind and we miss her.
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