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Old 07-12-2013, 07:41 AM
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at this point your pup balance's insulin with the body very well

onset of insulin for my jesse is 1.5 hours after shot

food does not have a big affect for my jesse probably the lack of carbs

your doing a great job hope things continue to stay smooth
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:33 AM
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6 am 199 (before food and insulin)
8 am 190
10 am 199 AT2 and 107 Prime
12 pm 229

Hmmm
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:38 AM
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Wow that's pretty level.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:40 PM
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So our curve today was...
6 am 199 (before food and insulin)
8 am 190
10 am 199 AT2 and 107 Prime
12 pm 229
2 pm 192 AT2 and 132 Prime
4 pm 205 (vet AT) 246 (our AT2) 209 (our Prime
6 pm 236

We went to the vet at 4 to check Vinny, our meters and get more insulin and food. Our vet didn't think it was necessary to home test, but when I walked in with all of the info I had and explained that we had reduced his insulin and why...he was impressed! He asked if I was a nurse and if I had been thinking I would have said "No, but I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night." I just told him I was anal and I do a lot of research. He wants us to bring up Vinny's dose to 18 units 2x's a day then do another curve and let him know how it looks.

Thanks to all of you for making me look so good!
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:53 PM
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When you are this close I would do a half unit respectfully disagreeing with your vet . Congrats on the curve. You have graduated!!!!!!!! Yeah!
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:39 PM
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Way to go, Mel! Sounds like a cooperative vet who hopefully will work with you.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:30 PM
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When you are this close I would do a half unit respectfully disagreeing with your vet . Congrats on the curve. You have graduated!!!!!!!! Yeah!
I looked back to see what dose The Monster was on for this curve, but I agree with Peggy. I would do the increases very gradually from here on and let them settle in for a week.

Boy, I would have killed for such a flat curve.

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:49 PM
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Good job Mel your doing great with Vinnie. He is feeling a lot better.

ditto on a half dose increase. you dont want to miss his magic number.

its been 7 days since your last change.

keep up the good work

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:57 PM
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Those are beautiful numbers!!!! I agree on the 1/2u increase!

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Sweet blood sugar levels Mel!!

I absolutely would not raise the dose more than half a unit. I used to adjust our dog's insulin in quarter units using syringes with half unit marks. It can make a big difference when you have such great blood sugar already. Some dogs never get better regulation than what you have now.

Hope you will turn your vet into a home testing advocate!

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