2018/03/05 - Emmett -- Good weekend, hit 3.4 mmol -- High numbers this morning.

Discussion in 'Lantus (Glargine) / Levemir (Detemir)' started by Rob W. & Emmett, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Rob W. & Emmett

    Rob W. & Emmett Member

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  2. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    Hi from a fellow Canuck.

    Emmett likes to hang out in the pink zone!

    He looks like he still maybe clearing from that green and getting used to some lower numbers (yellows). You may find him a little more reactive to the yellow numbers now that he has seen green. His body is still adjusting and trying to find a new normal and the liver sometimes likes to panic and through out some high numbers.

    I might hold for another cycle or two to confirm that he will not go back down to blue or green on this dose. Have you decided on SLGS or TR yet?
     
  3. Rob W. & Emmett

    Rob W. & Emmett Member

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    Haha, I'm not really sure the main differences between SLGS and TR. In concept, I don't see why I can't do TR, but I'm not home during the day to test, so I guess I would be on SLGS, because I don't think I can increase doses as fast as TR calls for...I'd like to be able to do TR.

    Is it that SLGS is just slower changes to the insulin dosing?


    Rob
     
  4. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Whether you change the dose depends on which dosing method you plan to use. With Tight Regulation, you hold the dose for 6 cycles/3 days. With Start Low Go Slow, you hold the dose for a week. Likewise, with SLGS, the drop in numbers to below 90 would warrant a dose reduction, vs an increase.

    Take a look at the sticky on how to do TR if you work full time. I worked at least a 40 hr week and did TR.
     
  5. Rob W. & Emmett

    Rob W. & Emmett Member

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    But with TR, there would be a dose reduction simply hitting low number once?
     
  6. Rob W. & Emmett

    Rob W. & Emmett Member

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    I did read that post already. I will take a look again tonight. There's so much info in there, it takes a few reads :)
     
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  7. Bronx's dad

    Bronx's dad Well-Known Member

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    I'm still learning every day and been at it since 2016... However, I now do know more about FD than my first vet :rolleyes:
     
  8. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    Make sure to read it over again but I believe...

    Reduction points are lower on TR than SLGS - 50( 2.7) vs 90 (5.0) for a newly diagnosed kitty.

    If you feel more comfortable with SLGS to start, it will help Emmett get into some better numbers and you can decide to move to TR after.
     

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