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Old 03-19-2014, 06:05 AM
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Did you happen to test her just before the walk to know how much she went up? I've found with my dog that his response to exercise is different at different times of day, depending on whether he's in the process of going up or going down. A curve would be really helpful in understanding what's happening throughout the day.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:30 PM
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Ive had a wail of a time trying to get my husky on 2 feedings but made a start today with half feeding in the morning with just raw chicken. I wasnt able to get a proper bg profile but was able to get somewhere. I was hoping someone could advise on dosage and the fact that i used a freestyle freedom lite meter as i know it will read somewhat lower and im unsure of the offset amount.

9am bg 211 gave 8 u Nov N ate raw food half feeding, went for 40 min walk
11:15 am bg 228
2:45pm bg 183
5:45pm bg 289 went for 30 min walk at 7:30pm
9pm bg 259


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Old 03-23-2014, 08:26 AM
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your walk times and amount seems to be working out great no big fluctuations . it appears the insulin dose is appropriate for the food given and seems to be working with insulin very well.

now you maybe able to use this as a template for how much food is consumed

curve looks really good
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:48 PM
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As my husky is diabetic and has had occasional pancreas flareups and some GI issues due to hypercalcemia, i was advised by my vet to give 3 smaller meals through the course of the day. The first one ends up being 1/3 meal around 9am and i administer insulin. The second and third end up being at 6pm and 9pm. im giving insulin at 9pm. Im somewhat confused how to handle the dosage and timing for this. Curious if anyone has any suggestions.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:58 AM
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Default Cataracts treatment

So ive noticed a gradual film developing over my diabetic dogs eye, im wondering if anyone here has tried eye drop treatments such as colloidal silver or the N Acetyl Carnosine drops? Im just wondering if the drops are effective in the early stages or if they are just a snake oil.

If not i was curious if anyone has found a canine surgeon whom charges a reasonable price if surgery is the only resolution. Preferably on the east coast.

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Old 05-10-2014, 08:59 AM
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hi and welcome

you would think by now somebody would have thought of a way from slowing the progression of cataracts . there is a medical trial going on for dogs to prevent cataracts from forming and there is a member dog on the trial .

there is a wide range of dogs developing them very fast and some never developing them but that is quite rare but there has to be a reason . so something out there helps for specific dogs just don't know what that is .

i would say it cant hurt if it has been out in the market for awhile and you do have a general consensus with reviews of the product as not doing any more harm . it seems some drops to lubricate can be helpful to prevent inflammation and a vet will usually prescribe something for that . so staying on top of thigs can be helpful .

there are many success stories with cataract removal and lens replacement but there are risks also you do want to your research

its something to stay on top off cause there can be additional complications with cataracts . the process can be slowed with better regulation of blood sugar but there usually is no quick way to doing that . its a slow methodical process but home testing of blood sugar can move thing forward a bit faster
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:12 AM
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I would be leery of putting any of those all natural drops in my dog's eyes. But, I am super cautious. I just feel that some of those remedies can do harm since they aren't really regulated and there is no real evidence except claims that come from the company.

My advice is find a specialist and get their input. Perhaps, there is something you can put it now to help. You might look into one of those trials as well.

Maggie's surgery was pretty cheap by comparison to several dogs I have seen. Her doctor is in Memphis and hers was about $3000 with drops and everything. Her specialist teaches at the vet school at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:01 PM
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Default Frosty Paws?

With summer time near, im curious if anyone here gives their dog Frosty paws. I used to give this to my dog prior to her becoming diabetic and am wondering if its safe to give. Ive pasted the ingredients and i dont see any sugar. Just looking for opinions on a safe frozen yogurt/ice cream treat for a diabetic dog.

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Ingredients for Frosty Paws Cups (Original Variety): Water, Whey, Soy Flour, Coconut Oil, Dried Whey Product, Whey Protein, Soy Lecithin, Polysorbate 60, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Mono And Diglycerides, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Cellulose Gum, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Polysorbate 80, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:08 PM
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I like Yoghund - there are about 4 or 5 ingredients and the calories are low. Maggie eats the blueberry vanilla and the apple cheddar.
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Haven't heard of Frosty Paws, but I think the ingredients sound OK. Like soy for the fiber & protein: http://www.livestrong.com/article/42...lour-diabetes/

I have sometimes given Annie some of MY non fat yogurt: http://www.joybauer.com/photo-galler...at-yogurt.aspx

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