Adjustments using your own discretion?

Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by vbc2000, Jul 20, 2017.

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  1. vbc2000

    vbc2000 Member

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    Hi all,
    We are still in the regulating phase and we're close but I keep reading on different sites about adjusting the dose for a variety of reasons at your own discretion. I'm kind of afraid to do this! I have been told that it's better to err on the side of Tigger remaining high because Hypoglycemia is life threatening. I would like to get to a point of knowing when it is appropriate to adjust the dose.

    What was it that made you all comfortable and confident enough to do that? Tracking numbers daily? For example, some feedings he does not eat well. It is on those days I think about giving a lessened dose. I anticipate switching his food soon to a better quality, higher protein food and he might not be eating well during the switch.

    Any input would be appreciated :cat:
    Tigger's human, Stephanie
     
  2. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    Tracking his numbers, Jones is on Lantus so there are two protocols to follow that helped with guidelines for dose changes and the people here.

    Every cat is different and every FD dance is different but the expertise here helped me see more than I could see in the beginning.
     
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  3. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much; tracking BG as Tracey stated, realizing whole unit increases that most Vet's like to do does not work, and members here have or have had a sugar kitty :)
     
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