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Old 11-18-2017, 08:05 PM
moccasgrampa moccasgrampa is offline
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Default Help with Mocca's levemir dose

First post piggy-backing on this thread since it is about Levemir. NOTE: Administrator seems to have segregated my posts into their own thread now - thanks

I need some very quick advice. Dog sitting (Nov 13 to 22 or 23) my daughters 9 year old female mixed breed, 72 pound dog that has been diagnosed for a couple of years I believe. The dog is on Levemir and we were told to administer 20 units !!! twice daily after feeding. She is also on antibiotic for a bladder infection ?

The dog crashed Wed evening Nov 15, so we took her to emerg vet. I have to convert readings from mmole/L to mg/dL with 0.0556 conversion ratio for you guys. Emerg vet said she was at 1.7 / 31, kept overnight on IV and discharged Thurs evening at 23.4 / 420. Taken to her reg vet Friday morn at 33 / 583. Vet gave her 20 units Levemir and we were told to give her another 20 units at dinner.

Picked up our daughters AlphaTrak2 blood glucose meter on the way home (she's out of town). Started to take readings:
5:49PM BG around 8 / 143
7:30PM given dinner
7:43PM gave a reduced shot (our decision) of 11 units
8:20PM BG 8.8 / 158
10:50PM BG 14.5 / 261
Sat Nov 18
7:25AM 3.6 / 65 so gave breakfast
7:40AM gave 10 units
10:31AM BG was 9.1 / 164
1:33PM BG was 8.7 / 156
6:50PM BG was down to 2.8 / 50 so gave dinner but no shot
8:44PM gave 1/4 more of a normal meal

will recheck BG before bed and decide on any shot for overnight

we need some advice from any vet on here that can interpret this sequence of readings/feedings and make suggestions


update: 10:23PM Bg was 25.3 / 455 so gave 4 units

Last edited by moccasgrampa; 11-22-2017 at 06:28 AM. Reason: update
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