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11-19-19 dropping Salem +2.5=123+3=125 +4.5=112 +6=91 +8=122

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Tina and Salem, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Tina and Salem

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  2. Bellasmom

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    Come on Salem let's see some pretty greens
    Have a great day Tina
     
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  3. carfurby

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    I hope Salem slides down for you today.
     
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  4. AmandaE

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    Oooooo Salem!! That sounded like a dosecrease threat! Whatcha gonna doooo!?

    have a great day Tina!
     
  5. Tina and Salem

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    Yes it definitely looks like a dose increase . Ok Salem i guess your getting more juice tonight . 1.75 units
     
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  6. Sue and Luci

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    Not tonight - tomorrow morning. He should have 6 cycles on TR to get to better numbers...sometimes they surprise you...although I have to admit he's looking pretty flat...and not in the way that we often think of those flat yellows (pre-cursor to a nice drop)...he could still do something with this dose...but if not...tomorrow is definitely an increase. Take advantage of the night and rest up...it might be another story tomorrow night...??? Of course, who am I to talk...we all know who's in charge of these things don't we?:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Tina and Salem

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    lol ok one more night Salem on 1.50 units , If you still in the yellows tonight i guess we will increase tomorrow morning, after we see how it goes tonight . Thanks ! I really appreciate all the help ! Thanks !

    Salem has never noticed the insulin shots but the last two days he has been turning his head like hes saying Hey !!! You hurt me !! I guess its getting sore in the back of his neck ? I make sure the bubble is up in the needle . The intern explained to me about the bubble on the needle needs to be up so it doesnt hurt . But that doesnt seem to matter now ? I bought new needles but they are the same size but special made for animals . Could that be it ? I still have the relions sandi gave me i will use the three packs i have left of them see if he hurts still . These needles are sol-vet syringes Sol-millenium but there was a recalled on the relions they say the u-40 and u-100 s was mixed up was why they were recalled .
     
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  8. Sue and Luci

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    I'm not sure what that means???

    Sometimes Lantus stings...

    Have you tried shooting in a slightly different area?
     
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    Thats what my son and i was just talking about where else can i shot at im shooting behind his neck picking up the skin and shooting in the middle of the skin i pick up. He didnt turn from shooting he turn hes head before i shot right after i stuck him before shooting the insulin
     
  10. Tina and Salem

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    I guess in the area above his lower back it picks up skin higher and the skin in that area above his butt feels thinner to shoot ? Is that a good area also to shoot the insulin his lower back right in front of his bobtail lol .
     
  11. Sue and Luci

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    I think some people use the sides... I've never had much luck with anywhere except the scruff...

    I'll look around to see if I can find the 'other areas'...for you.
     
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  13. Sue and Luci

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    Here it is:
    Shooting
    We all have our own techniques for shooting but just a few thoughts and others may bring some of their ideas in as well.
    • Injection sites:
    You can shoot the scruff, side of chest, side of belly, side of flank....wherever your kitty is comfortable and you have the least chance of doing a fur shot.

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    • Site Rotation
    It's actually a great idea to rotate sites in order to prevent development of a lipoma or scar tissue. A lipoma is just a thickened area of fatty cells right under the skin. If you shoot in the same place repeatedly and your kitty develops one, they often will go away on their own if you switch to another site. However, if you change injection sites every day (if possible), there is a much decreased chance in developing either a lipoma or scar tissue. Both of these can affect absorption negatively. If your cat prefers scruff shots only, you can shoot one side in the morning and the other side at night; you can also move the scruff site so the first day, you shoot at the inner scruff on one side, the next day, the middle scruff, and the third day, the outer part of the scruff. Or, if kitty is tolerant of any injection sites, you can shoot one side in the mornings and shoot the scruff the first day, the chest the next, the flank the third day. In the evenings, you can shoot the other side of the kitty but in the same order.

    From this thread: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/testing-and-shooting-tips.85113/#post-1377750
     
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  14. Sue and Luci

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    ok, so now you have plenty of info...looks like we responded about the same time :)
     
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  15. Tina and Salem

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    Lol thats the same i found thanks !
     
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    Salem and i are surely blessed to have all of you help us through all this new stuff !! I really appreciate all the help i can get !!! :bighug::D:cool:;)
     
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    I got two different meters one says its going up and the other says hes sugar is going down ? How do i know which is right ? Both are new meters ? His ketone meter also checks his sugar with different strips for each . Weird ? I tried to buy the control stuff to calibrate the meters but walmart or no where here has it ? Has anyone tried two different glucose meters and gotten different results before ? I can see if both meters show it going down but one his sugar is going up the other its going down ???! Lol confused ??
     
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    Salems dropped pretty fast already to blues already early in the evening . Not going to bed now and when i do , i will be setting the alarm .
     
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    This is an example of why im a test freak you never know !!! This is the perfect example of why testing is soooo important !!! And my husband says im getting carried away !!! Safety for my baby . It comes first !:oops::rolleyes::cool:
     
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    Salems dropping every thirty mins so i gave him some low carb food . Should i go ahead and give him some treats or some gravy now since hes dropping every thirty minutes ? Or should i just watch for now til it gets lower ?
     
  22. Nan & Amber (GA)

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    Oooh, good catch!

    Maybe give him a little low-carb snack, see if it will help slow down that drop. Ah, you just posted and said you did that already. I'm trying to look at your spreadsheet, but my computer is taking a long time to load. Have you tried the higher carbs early in situations like this? How did that work for you?

    He's quite safe now, and normally we'd stick with LC in these numbers, but as always, it is your call.

    I'm not going to be able to stay up much longer (late night last night), so hopefully others can chime in on this...

    Salem's looking good, though! :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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    Yes he goes up on hc but he doesnt respond very fast to it. Hes slow responding thanks ! That was one thing Sandi was worried about when she helped us the first time he dropped in the greens .
     
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    Going up went from 123 to 125 in thirty minutes after giving low carb food .trying to slow it down from dropping so quickly
     
  25. Nan & Amber (GA)

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    That's good, he's holding his numbers nicely so far.
     
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    :eek: Do they usually dropped that fast in just 30 mins apart ? Lol i have never seen him drop that fast before
     
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    Just weighed salem just last week he only weighed 14 lbs same weight before the dka he has gained 1 lb in one week !!! There you go baby !!! Make mommie proud !! See loving him is making him better too. One vet when salem was dying while in the hospital told me its not mental its all physical ! Cause i had asked him if hes stressed thinking i left him . I visited him and over night he got better ! Maybe it was luck ? I do not know ? I do not have much good luck so I dnt believe that . Loving him makes him better too !!
     
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