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Old 05-11-2019, 05:09 AM
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Default Re: Help for Romeo

I agree, the food may be part of the problem. More carbohydrate content may help. Low carb is usually not best for diabetics, human or dog. Without carbs, the insulin uses all the blood sugar up quickly, sugar goes low, then the liver can start releasing sugar to balance and protect the body.

The Humulin may not have been the problem. Itís a common insulin. The Vetsulin has a faster acting component, which may cause the early nadir and then allow the bigger climb.
If you change food, see how the insulin does but know that you may change back to the nph. Youíll have to give it some time.
And with more carbs, dosage will probably increase but your curves will determine that.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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