1/14 Jonesy AMPS 137 - 1.5 u; +2 133; PMPS 169 1.5 u

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Darcy and Jonesy, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Darcy and Jonesy

    Darcy and Jonesy Member

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    Jonesy had a good day yesterday, but, I was also home all day to watch him. (His numbers were high but he seemed happy)

    I now have to work the rest of the week :( but I'm going to be a big girl, going to chant "shoot low to stay low", and I'm shot 1.5 even though it does make me nervous . . . (Breathe Darcy, breathe.....heeeheee)

    (Off topic, what is a "blood ketone monitor" and where can I get one??? Just saw Triton's Mom's post, I sure hope he's okay :'( )

    Yesterday's thread http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/1-13-jonesy-amps-384-shot-1-5-u-pmps-344-1-5-u.224248/
     
  2. Tina and Salem

    Tina and Salem Member

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    It’s very nervous shooting low . You will get use to it ! Then it will be nothing . I live shooting low now ! Have a great day !
     
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  3. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Good job shooting. If you're worried maybe leave some extra food out if you haven't already left for work. A blood ketone meter is like a blood glucose meter, but it measures ketones. You should be able to find one in any drug store.
     
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  4. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if your schedule will allow it, but one thing that has helped me with Furball is getting a +10 or +11 test in the PM cycle so I know if she's going up or down at AMPS. That helps me know if I should leave extra food out for her when I have to work.
     
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  5. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Love the name of your kitty!
     
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  6. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    This post talks about ketones and DKA. If you look under the picture, there is a post on blood ketones meters, the Precision Xtra and Nova Max Plus are mentioned. Strips are pricy, but can be easier than catching urine for some cats.
     
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  7. Darcy and Jonesy

    Darcy and Jonesy Member

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    Hi Carla, I do leave wet food out for him all day, plus cooked chicken. I've been leaving out a mixture of chicken baby food and water (about 50/50) I find that helps him to stay more hydrated as he's backed off on the water bowl. Yay! ;)
     
  8. Darcy and Jonesy

    Darcy and Jonesy Member

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    Thanks Wendy! My guy was diagnosed just about 12 days ago, sadly, it was because he had ketones and spend three nights at the emergency vet :'( I have purchased the Ketostix, but he's sooooo good about my stealing his blood, I'm tempted to have a Ketone blood monitor on hand! Not sure how I'd stick a ketone stuck under his big butt, while peeing! heehee He's got a high sided litter box, so he may just "clam up" if I get in there with him! LOL

    But it's good to know there is a monitor! Will look into that
     
  9. Darcy and Jonesy

    Darcy and Jonesy Member

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    LOL! Thanks Tracey! You also have an epic cat name! He started off as Indiana Jones as he's a former feral. I figured he'd earned a tough guy name. But it was too long, and the more I got to know him, the Indiana dropped off and he became Jonesy . . . Jonesy Bones at times
     
  10. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Jones was Grey Cat Jones and Jonesy when we cuddled.
     

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