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Old 06-23-2022, 03:15 PM
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Sounds like a wonderful appointment . You have entered that place in dog diabeties that you are very aware of your dogs tendencies . You become an expert of your dogs diabeties so to speak . Hope thing continue to go well but there will always be ups and downs . Hopefully a lot less of the downs .
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Old 06-29-2022, 11:19 AM
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So I think I finally figured out that Max’s lows come from excitement. So will be careful with them, although they are few and far between for this blind and senior Corgi.
Yesterday, a bit after breakfast at 5:30, he went for a very, very, short walk (he may have only walked ¼ of a block, but could smell roadkill ½ mile away) and this BG# was 128 (9:30). I took it again at 11:30 after resting (poor guy was exhausted and slept soundly for a couple of hours) and it was 213. Then around 4:00, he went for a ride with daddy in the truck and it was 110 when they came back. He LOVES his rides with daddy and gets very excited! I gave him his dinner at 5:30 and his BG number was 283 a half an hour later.
All in all I think we are doing ok and plugging along…
Donna and Max
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Old 07-01-2022, 12:47 PM
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Over time my Jesse's body adapted better to injected insulin . She just did a better job at balancing out this new reality of injected insulin . We went from reactionary dealing with lows an highs to balance and stability . Her last few years I did not need to to test her much and kind of lived like a non diabetic dog except for her 3 shots .

It was amazing to think where we both came from at the start of this adventure
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Jesse-26 lbs - 16.5 years old ,11 years diabetic, one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack . 3 shots of Novolin( under the Relion name ) a day . Total insulin for a 24 hour period is 6.5 units of NPH insulin .
Jesse earned her wings on 6/21/2021
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Old 07-12-2022, 04:47 AM
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Thought I’d give an update here on Max and ask a question: Per our new vet’s suggestion, we purchased some KETONE test strips and began testing his urine weekly. His results have been between trace and small. As I don’t really have a baseline (I’d bring his urine to the vet and they’d tell me it was fine), is once a week good enough or should I be testing more often? He has never had Ketoacidosis from the beginning of his Diabetic journey. How often do you think I should be testing his urine?
For an update: He’s pretty much back to himself, minus his sight, but it doesn’t bother him at all. Yesterday, my husband had tuna for lunch and as his routine has always been, whenever dad eats tuna, Max gets to clean the can. He taught himself to take the can in the family room and put it on the carpet for better traction as the tile floor is too slippery. Then, he takes the can back into the kitchen for it to be put in the recycling bin. Yesterday, my husband took the can and put a tiny bit more tuna in it and the look on Max’s face was priceless – For me!?! The routine was repeated much to his delight! I know, he shouldn’t be getting treats between meals, but you cannot teach an old husband new tricks I’ve found… My vet is aware of it and understands where I’m at…
Donna and Max the Corgi who’s favorite day is anytime tuna is served for lunch!
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Old 07-12-2022, 05:32 PM
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If your not seeing higher numbers across the board like 400 or more I don't see a reason to test for ketones . I never tested Jesse for ketones because her bloodsugar did not give a reason to do so . Now it can't hurt so basically it's more of an inconvenience and an additional cost .
I use to let my Jesse clean my plates . That was her treats once she was regulated I felt confident to small treats on occasion was ok . The plate cleaning had no affect on her bloodsugar
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Old 07-15-2022, 07:16 PM
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hi

i didnt urine test Riles either. i thought testing and monitoring his blood glucose 3 x a day was enough to catch any highs or lows.

i would think if Maxs bg was going high a few days, then you could test for ketones now that you bought them.

he never had pancreatitis either
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:32 AM
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So I had to go out of state to have surgery done early this week and flew in later than I planned as there were so many delays (no shock there), but to my horror, we missed Max’s evening mealtime by almost three hours!! He was taken good care of by my husband, but as he’s such a mommy’s boy and missed me, then not staying on his schedule scared me a bit, but there was nothing to worry about. His normal low was about 130 while his normal high was at 225, just as he’s been for some time…
Trust me, I wouldn’t do that big of a gap if I didn’t have to, but knowing it didn’t flip him up completely made me feel better! Driving me home from the airport, my husband was begging me to stop and grab some fast food for us and I was like, no way! We have to feed Max first! LOL
I think this means we’ve reached some sort of stability with him and I hope I’m not cursing myself by saying so…
Donna and Max the Corgi
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Old 07-21-2022, 02:57 PM
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I remember when the craziness ended trying to manage Jessie's diabeties . She got to have some treats that really had no impact on blood sugar . It was such a happy time and you appreciate the stability for you and your pup but mostly for your buddy . They will survive if the routine gets disrupted from time to time
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