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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:51 PM
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Re: Archive and main website

Particularly helpful are videos of how people have tested their dogs' blood sugar using various places: lip, base of tail, and callouses.

https://www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:49 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Archive and main website

We offer two areas where you can research pretty much anything related to canine diabetes.

One is the forum archive, where we keep copies of general information posts that are valuable even if...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:39 PM
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Views: 177
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Re: My Pebbles just diagnosed so scared

Just checking in on you two - hope things are going well.
Forum: Syringes and Injections 01-22-2022, 04:26 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Places to inject saved to K9D

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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,814
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Re: New member looking for advice

You can inject in many different areas. We started with the scruff but it built up scar tissue quickly. So we moved to the side of the chest just behind the front shoulder and that didn't develop the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:13 PM
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Views: 4,776
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie needing help

What have they been doing to treat the corneal ulceration?

There are several treatments involving scoring the area of the cornea, which helps it fill in the cells in multiple smaller spaces...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 109
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Finley, the pug Ö.Newbie.

Have any of the things you mentioned below improved?

Regarding hind leg weakness, my experience over the years shows that weakness related solely to high blood sugar in dogs comes from sustained...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 28
Posted By k9diabetes
Apologies for the downtime

This forum runs on old software and the provider server decided to assign a software version the forum can't run on. Fixed now. Someday I need to update this...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-09-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
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Re: New diabetic ,first at home curve. I need help understanding.

Is it definitely just an infection? No damage to cornea? Or inflammation in the eyes?

Those kinds of problems contribute to the rubbing and the rubbing can damage the eyes.

Is he wearing a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Just Diagnosed Wednesday - totally stressed!

Always best to wait the 12 hours. You want to try to get on a regular schedule.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-02-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Pebbles just diagnosed so scared

So to answer some of your questions,

Most dogs don't mind the injections at all. Main exceptions being Min Pins, who are notorious for being uncooperative, and dachsunds! LOL

The last three...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-02-2022, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Just Diagnosed Wednesday - totally stressed!

Waiting to inject until after eating is one way to go but not the only way. I would say that most people inject immediately after eating. Depends, once a routine is established, on the food and type...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Pebbles just diagnosed so scared

Hi Carla!

You will be okay! Take a look at the main website for general information.

Blindness is common but not guaranteed. It depends in part on how long heís had diabetes before being...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-01-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Just Diagnosed Wednesday - totally stressed!

Blood sugar thatís too high is less risky than blood sugar thatís too low as long he doesnít already have ketones. So to feel calmer, you could reduce the insulin a little, maybe half a unit, and see...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-31-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,675
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New member Earl

Cataracts can cause inflammation and some drops include steroids, that also increase blood sugar. There's a tendency among vets to believe that steroids in eye drops don't raise blood sugar, but we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-31-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,368
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Griffin Buckley October 6th 2008 To December 29 2021

Emma... I'm so very sorry to hear about Griffin. It seems something else was terribly wrong with him, leaving you no choice, just as it was with us and our diabetic dog, Chris. We discovered he had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-11-2021, 02:41 AM
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Views: 517
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New diabetic ,first at home curve. I need help understanding.

This first part is the hard part. Probably doesn't seem like it now, but you can get to a place where the diabetes is no big deal.

Please let us know what you find out at the vet... thinking of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-04-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New diabetic ,first at home curve. I need help understanding.

Overall, the levels aren't bad. A small increase in the insulin could bring them down into the 100s to 200s.

I suspect the low of 85 was due to his playing with your son's dog. Exercise and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,396
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Her name is Angel Sadie... passed Nov 23, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about Sadie's passing... I always felt like our dog's diabetes set us up in a life rhythm and losing that made his loss even worse.

Sending Sadie a kiss skyward,

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,814
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New member looking for advice

Dogs typically can have between 1/4 and 1/2 of their regular insulin dose without food. Best to start low and see if 1/4 is enough, raise it if necessary.

Chris could have half a dose with no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: I'm New and need guidance

Have you done some curves to get a detailed, hour by hour view of his BG?

"Mountain" curves are fairly common. And there are ways to flatten them out by varying the diet and the timing of the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Fitting a Freestyle Libre monitor ?

I know vets are really into the continuous monitoring but I really don't think it's necessary. And sometimes creates too much data. I feel like you can do just as much with curves. Continuous...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,590
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

There are many good anti-anxiety medications for dogs - seems like that might be something to pursue - if only to see if it's anxiety or dementia or hunger.

The dog we have now is not diabetic but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,608
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Max, one year since diagnosis

There are a few possibilities but low blood sugar is definitely one of them because he threw up and so had no food to go with his insulin.

In response to seriously low blood sugar, the liver...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: One touch ultra

We used a OneTouch Ultra exclusively for Chris' diabetes management. It has a very good reputation for testing canine blood sugar.

We loved it!

I did have an AlphaTrak and ran some checks of...
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