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7/18 Zoot! AMPS 426; +4 247; +6 269; +9 349 PMPS 303; +3 247; is this still bouncing?

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Cinnie Cole, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Cinnie Cole

    Cinnie Cole Member

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    Hi! So The past week Zoot! has been in the yellows and blues, and doing fine. This AM we are on the second time adjustment (15 minutes each adjustment) and his number soared to 426. Could this be a result of our shifting the time later by 15 minutes each dose? Maybe I should do this more gradually?

    I did
    6 AM yesterday AM
    6:15 yesterday PM
    6:30 today AM

    We are switching time to 7:00/7:00.

    Opinions? Thanks!
     
  2. Bellasmom

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  3. Cinnie Cole

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    Hi! I didn't see any answers re: Zoot!'s high reading. Do you think I should do the adjustment at a slower pace? I have plenty of time to make this adjustment.

    Cinnie
     
  4. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    Changing the time of the shot by 15 minutes per cycle shouldn't have any noticeable effect on BG and certainly not that much. My guess is that Zoot is bouncing from those blues yesterday or may have gone lower last night than you are aware of.
     
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  5. Cinnie Cole

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    Thanks. To be honest, I tried to get two additional tests last night but he was not having it at all. I wish I had a more cooperative patient. He was normal clinically last night - may be only slightly more anxious about food. I did wonder if I would get a bounce from the blues.
     
  6. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that changing the cycle by 15 minutes would have any influence on the BG. I believe Zoot may just be bouncing from the blue numbers he had recently.
     
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  7. Sue and Luci

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    Try not to get too excited about that high number - instead focus on the mid-cycle test results. I know quite well about the uncooperative patient - I felt like I used to have to pay Luci to cooperate... it was a tough time indeed. However you will get thru this - just be patient and reward him generously for any cooperation - getting on the test place every time - lots of rubs and hugs - or whatever he likes. Luci has come so far she lays there and purrs the whole time - she was so wild when we first started the vet told me she'd only tolerate that a time or two, and then she'd hide from me...he was so wrong! She has hidden a time or three...but hardly all the time. I whistle now and she will come from where ever she's at to the testing place.

    Keep getting those mid-cycle tests...you'll see, it'll all work out. Best wishes to you and Zoot :)
     
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  8. Cinnie Cole

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    Will do! Will try to get more mid-cycle tests in. I wasn't too freaked out about the high number; but didn't expect it!
     
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  9. TSP

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    Hope you feel better soon & you see some nice #s after Zoots bounce :)
     
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  10. Cinnie Cole

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    247 at +4 - much better. Will try to get one at +6 too.
     
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  11. TSP

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    :) Thats awesome Cinnie!
     
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  12. Cinnie Cole

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    +9 is 349, not so happy about that. Is there anything I can do or do we just ride along till the next shot at 6:30?
     
  13. TSP

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    Did he happen to eat anything before?
     
  14. Cinnie Cole

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    About 12:45 he had about an ounce of wet food (Purina DM).
     
  15. TSP

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    I know poor Zoot doesn't like his ears stuck still, but I usually re test immediately when I see a low or high number that seems lower or higher then expected. Most often its correct BUT I have had a few that were different. The only way I can be sure is to retest.
     
  16. Cinnie Cole

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    You are asking a lot. He made me promise not to test again :) He is just lounging around (as he normally does) and gets up when anyone goes into the kitchen (which he normally does). I will see if he is amenable :-(.
     
  17. TSP

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    Believe me, I know & I feel your (& his) pain! I HATE when Ive had to do it but just remind myself its to help him :)
     
  18. Cinnie Cole

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    Another thing - when I went to collect the blood, the meter timed out, and then I got an error message; I had to run to get another test strip, then take the blood. He had smeared some of it, so it definitely touched something before I got back to him.
     
  19. Cinnie Cole

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    Sigh, he is too agitated.
     
  20. TSP

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    Ah....Well fingers crossed...maybe its wrong! Test again!

    I now take my vial of strips with me to where I am testing so that if I have to whip another one out I don't have to disrupt the rhythm of the testing as much
     
  21. TSP

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    Ok. Its ok!! I would mark that reading with a question mark & note that it may be off & move on! Don't sweat it!
     
  22. Cinnie Cole

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    Lesson learned.
     
  23. TSP

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    Theres always another test opportunity later when Zoot has calmed down
     
  24. TSP

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    Thats how I learned...trial & error!! Thats the best way to learn sometimes :). Not fun but it certainly sticks with you
     
  25. Cinnie Cole

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    PMPS was 303, which makes me think the 349 might not have been an error. Still he is ready for his food and insulin coming up shortly
     
  26. TSP

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    Time will tell :)
     
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