8/13 Cinny, ambg#65 OTJ trial day 3, +2#50, +3#57, +6#69, +10#59, pmbg#66

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  1. Cinnamon Lover

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  2. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that it's your meter. I think her pancreas has ticked into gear. Rejoice!
     
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  3. Cinnamon Lover

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    I think I'm gonna have to order some strips for the AlphaTrack2 just so I can have peace of mind...they are so expensive :(
     
  4. Doodles & Karen

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    Way to go Cinny! We love to see such a short time here for newly dx'd kitties. I'm doubtful she'll ever need another shot.
     
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  5. Cinnamon Lover

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    I'm thinking maybe my meter is not working correctly :(
     
  6. Doodles & Karen

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    In my experience it's never been a meter issue. I've tested myself more times than would like to admit.
     
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  7. Chris & China (GA)

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    Debra....if you're concerned about the meter, test your own blood glucose

    A lot cheaper than buying new AT strips!
     
  8. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Good idea and Debra, this is so damn exciting and every one of ours wish to be this brief on insulin upload_2016-8-13_12-37-55.png
     
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  9. Chris & China (GA)

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    I think we might as well go ahead and call this Cinny's OTJ trial!!

    If she can stay in normal numbers for 14 days, she's officially "in remission"!!

    Here are the OTJ Trial Instructions:

    Start the trial on the next green pre shot. (you've already got OTJ trial day 1, 2 and 3.....tomorrow would be day 4!)

    • 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.

    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!

    Good luck with the trial!!

    In your subject line during the trial, put the date, Cinny's name and the AMBG number (it's AM Blood Glucose now because there is no "shot" for a "Pre-Shot") and the Trial day number

    Like today's would have looked like:

    8/13 Cinnamon, AMBG 65 OTJ Trial day 3
     
  10. tiffmaxee

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    Congrats and good luck.
     
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  11. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    OMG, I was so caught up in my own issues I missed that you're on your third day with no insulin! How wonderful!

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    Go Cinny! Go Cinny! Go Cinny!
     
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  12. Camille and Cyclone

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    I sent a pm with details! :)
     
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