? 2/13/2019 Nigel 95

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by AmericanTemplar, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. AmericanTemplar

    AmericanTemplar Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    So, as of tomorrow it will have been two weeks that Nigel will have had good numbers. As I understand it, I can go to weekly testing after that? Is there any particular time that is recommended to test and do you do one at morning and one at night or just one test?
  2. Bronx's dad

    Bronx's dad Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    No idea, but bumping this back to the top. Maybe change subject line relating to your question will get more eyes...
  3. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2015
    Hi Grant.
    Now that Nigel is OTJ, you can test randomly any time of day/night once weekly. If you get blue numbers (definitely for any BG close to or over 120) feed Nigel and test again 3 hours later to see if his pancreas is working. Second reading should be lower. While many folks eventually go to monthly testing, if Nigel were mine, I'd stick to weekly just to be safe since it's unclear why his BG was so elevated as to elicit a diagnosis of diabetes that now appears to have been incorrect. :D
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  4. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2015
    Wonderful! Here are the official Off the Juice instructions giving in the beginning of the trial. Your trial snuck under the radar a bit . The 4th paragraph has good information for you going forward. Congratulations for making it through the 14 days!

    If he/she is green at your normal test times, no need to test further until the next "PS" time; just feed small meals and go about your day. If he/she is blue at your normal "PS", feed a small meal and test again after about 3 or 4 hours. If his/her number is lower 3-4 hours after a meal, then the pancreas is working!

    Post every day so we can monitor your progress and see if any tweaks are needed. He/she may have a sporadic blue number. Don't panic but post before you decide whether to shoot so we can have a discussion.
    After 14 days of no insulin, we have a party!!

    Sometimes the trial doesn't work the first time and we have to give a little more support in the form of resuming insulin. It's not the end of the world if that happens; we just give him/her the support needed. Our goal is a strong remission and it's better to take our time to get that than to rush into remission just to have it fail later on.
    Good luck with the trial!!!

    Once he/she is through the trial successfully, you enter a new phase. Your cat is still diabetic but has now become diet-controlled. Continue feeding low carb food in the manner successful for your kitty. If you decide to change his/her feeding schedule, let your meter be your guide to the best times to feed. Avoid medications with sugar in them and steroid medications unless they are medically essential. Continue testing blood glucose weekly for the first month and then monthly forever. It's a good idea to weigh him/her monthly. Weight should remain stable. If he/she seems "off" or sick, or is showing signs of diabetes (excessive drinking, eating, urinating, weight loss), test his/her blood glucose right away. Keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy; dental issues can bring a cat out of remission. If you see rising blood glucose numbers, it's time for a visit to the vet!
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