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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 02:01 PM
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Interesting as my Endocrinologist said pick a dose and stick with it, but Iím thinking you maybe right! Heís been in the low 200s for the last several weeks, but today went for grooming and was 96...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2022, 04:27 PM
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Wow Ė this is exhausting!! We are now at 248, 2 hours after injecting 9 units Ė I still have no idea where or how those low numbers came from, but my gut tells me Iíll never know and just cherish...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-03-2022, 12:44 PM
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Thanks for the advice!
I may try changing my protein (I use the boneless skinless chicken breast b/c if goes on sale often enough around here that I can buy large quantities and freeze it Ė and of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

So I decided to go back to the 8.5 dose (my syringes donít even mark that Ė I eyeball it), and Maxís reading have gone from a low of 248 to a high of 576!!!
On 9 units its gone from a low of 45 to a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-18-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

I need to ask an extremely dumb question, but most important for Max, how do you define a finite dosage for your dog? Iíve gone between 8.5 units of vetsulin to 9 units and itís dramatic on either...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-13-2022, 02:19 PM
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Haha! I wish! While all my grandparents immigrated to the US from Canada, we are all in NE and the wedding is in Boston. I 'm striking out on Rover as well...

Donna
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-13-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Max is 31 pounds and he's fed 3/4 cup of the Honest Kitchen, which is dehydrated base food, along with 1 cup of minced, boneless, skinless chicken breast broken up into two meals per day.

His...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-08-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

I've lowered his dose to 8.5 units of Vetsulin vs 9 units and he's in the upper 300s to 400s, which his endocrinologist does not want to see...
I have an appointment with the homeopath doc in June,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-07-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

I've had an EPI dog, two Hypothyroid dogs and two IBD dogs, but a diabetic dog has me completely at a loss...
Donna
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-07-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Here are Max's numbers today - Keep in mind I've done nothing different since my last post. Food and insulin are fed the same time every day:

8-Apr
Breakfast and Insulin
5:30
Unknown
BG Test...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Forgive my ignorance, but I'm having a hard time understanding. Today he was totally normal!
Why is this happening?
BG was 180 this morning, and 320 before dinner. Yesterday was a total fluke!...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-05-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

While I felt I had his diabetes under control, I did a curve today and this is the results:
5-Apr
Breakfast and Insuline
5:30
Unknown
BG Test
8:00
180
BG Test
10:00
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-28-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: New with questions about eating insulin and timing

I use The Honest Kitchen, grain free, dehydrated base Mix, which is about $60 and lasts 39 days ($60 at Chewy) and about 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast per week. I know, it's...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,081
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

/As I've had an EPI dog, it's all about the poop!
You want consistency, less quantity and a tootsie roll poop.
Anything else is worth investigating. Any other tests done like, like a cTLI

Donna
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: New with questions about eating insulin and timing

I'm new here myself, but I believe you need to feed a low carb, lean protein diet.
At least that's what my endo doc said.

Donna
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

I did a curve today and here are my numbers at 9 units of Vetsulin:

Breakfast and Insulin
5:30
Unknown
BG test
8:30
94
BG test
10:30
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-10-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Looking for any guidance

Hello and welcome,
We too are new to this journey (6 months) and the first moths are the worse!!! Weíve finally got Max (30 pound, 11.5 YO Corgi) pretty stable at 9 units of Vesulin and a food that...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

I thought Iíd give and update: Things are finally going in the right direction!!!!
I brought him back to Tufts for an ophthalmology appointment and his cornea is healed! At the first appointment,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-04-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Sorry, I have not given any updates, but until yesterday, we didnít have any. Yesterday we saw an Ophthalmologist and an Endocrinologist at Tufts University and we have a new treatment plan.
First,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-19-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Max is completely blind now. We have an appointment at Tufts small animal vet school 0n 2/3.
For those that are seeking B12, try Wonderlabs B12with intrinsic factor as that absorbs the B12 into the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-21-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

I brought Max back to the vet again today for a recheck on his ulcerated cornea and itís not improved. The vet talked about sending him to Tufts for a double appointment for the endocrinologist and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-15-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

So I brought Max for a recheck yesterday. His scratched cornea has not improved. She suggested a double appointment at Tufts to see both an endocrinologist and an optimilologist. This is going to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-10-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

So we had our vet appointment and while this doc is new to the practice, she not a new vet by any stretch and is probably older than me, which is older than dirt!!! LOL
He somehow scratched is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

This is becoming unhindged. Yesterday, Max started with a weepy eye, which I attributed to the sudden cold here (in the 20s), but didnít go away today and heís got a constant wink, so I made a vet...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-01-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,758
Posted By MomtoMax
Re: Newbie needing help

Iíve just been given a second full time job, so my curves are fewer, but here is what I have today:
Wednesday
5:30
Unknown
Breakfast and Insulin
9:00
337
Resting
4:00
185
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