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Old 03-24-2012, 11:53 PM
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Well, I knew it was going too well. Annie had five days of great numbers ranging from 81 to 211, with most in the 120 to 170 range. A total of 15 tests within this range. Life was good.

Then this evening = 392. I didn't do a +10 hour test, so I don't have an idea what happened. Same food and insulin for the five days. The two "minor" differences this evening was that I took 2-3 minutes using the grooming razor to clean up the area where I test. Second, she bled a river instead of the small droplet. Don't think this had anything to do with the evenings numbers.

As you know, I use a mix of R and N. The standard has been 2 units R and 7.5 units N. This evening I gave 2.5 R and 7.5 N. I'm marking this up to "just one of those things" and am not too concerned. I'll probably test around 11pm (pacific time) just to see where she bottoms on the R.
At 11:30pm she was 173. She seems to have her lowest number from the R somewhere 3-4 hours after the injection, so she will be OK for the night.

I thought of another difference today: the weather. Today was the first 60 degree day in several weeks (had snow two mornings ago). I mowed the lawn, and Annie has had problems with allergies in the past, so who knows? Will be looking to see if she has a red eye tomorrow.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:23 AM
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Could Annie of found something to eat while you were mowing? I have to watch Maggie like a hawk if we are outside, she always seems to find something to munch on.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:27 AM
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Something is in the air....it just seems that many of us are getting some weird numbers lately.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:32 AM
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sure looks like a bounce up maybe dropped a bit low or maybe just this extended time in a lower range which is good but i think sometimes the body may just respond to it

kind of like a baseball player batting he knows the correct way to hit a ball but at times the body returns to some bad habits and things get out of whack until the brain kicks back in and the swing comes back
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:17 AM
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Well, I knew it was going too well. Annie had five days of great numbers ranging from 81 to 211, with most in the 120 to 170 range. A total of 15 tests within this range. Life was good.

Then this evening = 392. I didn't do a +10 hour test, so I don't have an idea what happened. Same food and insulin for the five days. The two "minor" differences this evening was that I took 2-3 minutes using the grooming razor to clean up the area where I test. Second, she bled a river instead of the small droplet. Don't think this had anything to do with the evenings numbers.

As you know, I use a mix of R and N. The standard has been 2 units R and 7.5 units N. This evening I gave 2.5 R and 7.5 N. I'm marking this up to "just one of those things" and am not too concerned. I'll probably test around 11pm (pacific time) just to see where she bottoms on the R.
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At 11:30pm she was 173. She seems to have her lowest number from the R somewhere 3-4 hours after the injection, so she will be OK for the night.

I thought of another difference today: the weather. Today was the first 60 degree day in several weeks (had snow two mornings ago). I mowed the lawn, and Annie has had problems with allergies in the past, so who knows? Will be looking to see if she has a red eye tomorrow.
She was back to 110 this morning. So the 392 last night was "just one of those things".

Guess it was possible she found something in the yard, or under the bird cage, to snack on, but I don't think so. Guess this is a good example why we shouldn't panic when we see a number out of normal (yes, I increased her R insulin a bit last night, but I think she would have come back to near normal if I'd just given her "normal" amount of insulin).
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:08 PM
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She was back to 110 this morning. So the 392 last night was "just one of those things".

Guess it was possible she found something in the yard, or under the bird cage, to snack on, but I don't think so. Guess this is a good example why we shouldn't panic when we see a number out of normal (yes, I increased her R insulin a bit last night, but I think she would have come back to near normal if I'd just given her "normal" amount of insulin).
Has to keep you on your toes, Craig! Making sure you are paying attention! LOL
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Craig,

Sometimes it seems like you are afraid to post great numbers... because then you get a wild number, and you think... did I jinx it... Again, they always make liars out of you.
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You are soooooooooo right- Big on L on the forehead - I'm going to paint one on ED
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Annie is having eye problems. Looks like she has finally gone pretty much blind, will know more next week.

It was strange. She visited her eye vet on 27March and her eye pressure was a good 12. On 4April, I noticed she bumped into furniture and hesitated jumping off the sofa / bed. We took her back into the eye vet on the 5th and her eye pressure was a very bad 66. She was put on different eye drops and sent home. Took her back for a pressure test this morning, borderline high 19. The vet told us to continue the drops and to give both vitamin C & E.

Wish I had read the following link about vitamin C & E years ago!

http://www.holisticonline.com/Remedi...upplements.htm

Are others using vitamin C & E supplements.

Annie is getting around the house OK, but is still bumping into furniture. She has no trouble finding her food dish!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:22 PM
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Poor Annie! It's good she can still find her food dish, tho. Izzy (non-diabetic) cannot see enough to find hers except by smell. I usually stand near it and clap, or tap the bowl with a spoon to help her locate it.

Hope you get some encouraging news soon! I know you love Annie dearly.

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