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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-03-2021, 07:29 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

the only other reason that I am aware of besides Cushing's is a thyroid problem that can cause resistance to insulin but your not there yet . Its been suggested that total resistance is one unit per...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-27-2021, 07:32 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: New Member: Leg skin healing and insulin issues (Bailey).

ITs hard to know . For jesses meal its relatively low glycemic but it does have carbs like oatmeal yams and she does get quite a bit of grinded up vegies as her diet is homemade. I mixed and matched...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-27-2021, 03:41 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Insulin suddenly not working

Hi and welcome . I believe my Jesse became diabetic by being an intact female . She got pancreatitis and I believe the diabetes became permanent . She had a hysterectomy because they said she had an...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

You may want to talk to our sister site k9 cushings just to make sure your going in the correct direction on that subject . Sometimes vets go to that with higher numbers as a reason with blood work...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2021, 05:03 PM
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Views: 591
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

Yes you are seeing resistance to insulin and it could be as simple as not enough insulin and as long as you started with a normal starting dose and raised the dose conservatively in response to the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-25-2021, 09:07 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Our heart goes out to you Mike and your beautiful Lily . You and Lily are an inspiration to the rest of us not giving up and preserving and enjoying that dogs life You and Lily's experience have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: New Member: Leg skin healing and insulin issues (Bailey).

Levemir is usually not appropriate for smaller dogs like your baily . Its not impossible to regulate but extremely difficult because like you said its 4 times more potent than the other human insulin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

For Jesse and the handful of times i personally did it was a simple process . I just dont feed her for a day maybe 2 . I have not restricted water . I give her a reduced dose of insulin which i have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-22-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

Wd is probably not a very appetizing food to begin with and many dogs wont eat it but they say it works well with injected insulin

I put yeast flakes on jesses dinner for flavor . She likes it ....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-21-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

For my Jesse when she ate grass she had stomach upset . So the whining is not normal and may indicate pain . Snowball probably needs a checkup
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-20-2021, 10:38 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

Lots of reasons dogs lose their appetite . I think the most concerning reason for a diabetic dog is pancreatitis . That would need to be diagnosed at the vet with a specific test . The inflamed...
Forum: Everything Else 04-18-2021, 03:44 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: dog food recall list alerts

Good information Mo . Thanks
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-13-2021, 02:14 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Earl

Glad everything has settle down for you and Earl . Sounds like regulation is good also . Keep up the good work

Congrats !
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2021, 09:56 AM
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Views: 159
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Survey about caring for a diabetic dog

Thats an interesting product if it works .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-31-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

There is nothing that is proven to help with cataracts except for better blood sugar . If it does no harm it can't hurt to try . I dont really do the tenting method as prescribed . I just grab the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-29-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

My jesse started on vetsulin 11 years ago as that was the primary insulin for dogs at that time . It was taken off the market around that time so we switched her to NPH

Now she was not on...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-29-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

I think a normal starting dose is about 7.5 units so your still in the back end of dosing . Now some dogs like my jesse receives a dose smaller than a normal starting dose so nothing is a guarantee...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-29-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

Hi and welcome

The priority is to make sure your doing complete curves before adjusting the dose . My Jesse had Numbers similar to your dog except she had a steep drop for a short period in the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-25-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Confusion and Personality Change After Abdominocentesis

Me and Jesses heart goes out to you and your furbaby . I have figured jesse has been with me longer than any single other companion I have had in my life and spend time with . IT's really not hard...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-19-2021, 10:22 AM
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Views: 71,215
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Thanks Kal

ITs support from family and friends and most importantly this forum that helps to accomplish great things .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-18-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Confusion and Personality Change After Abdominocentesis

Hi and welcome

My jesse is 16.5 years old and has been diabetic for 11 years . She also had epilepsy for most of her life except the last 4 where she went into remission for some reason but I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-07-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 71,215
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Thanks daisdog

I never thought jesse would outlive my mom . She was visiting me when jesse went to hospital and this adventure began . We did not feel jesse would be around very long . I am glad...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2021, 04:10 PM
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Views: 71,215
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Oh judi that was very nice that you brought dad in with you . My brother and his wife did that for my mom over 20 years ago and the nice thing she crossed over in her room that my sister inlaw and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2021, 01:03 PM
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Views: 71,215
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Thanks Mo

Yes lots of twists and curves
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2021, 08:21 AM
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Views: 71,215
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Jesse girl

Thanks Mike and Misteralan

My mom was 91 which is very old in my family . She loved to be with dogs and brought her great joy as it does for many of us .

Same here with jesse . The vet at the...
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