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Old 11-24-2021, 01:33 AM
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Default 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 food.

Unfortunately, a lot of vets don't support that but a big part of the blood sugar is basal, which is not food-dependent. Human diabetics account for that with a basal insulin. It's so much better to keep their blood sugar from going sky high.

In his later years, Chris sometimes wouldn't eat a meal. So we figured out how much insulin he could have with no food and just let him skip meals he didn't want to eat.

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