Bam AMPS 84 - need some advice

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  1. Jill A

    Jill A Member

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    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/help-amps-113-3-323-5-397-7-464.192078/#post-2143807
    Bam's AMPS was 84. Stalled for half an hour and tested again and he was 94. We did not give insulin. I will not be around as much today so I won't be able to test every 2 hours like I did yesterday. Do I change his dose to .25 tonight? I am just concerned because he had some high numbers during the day yesterday. He's been eating well, and we've been giving him 4 small meals throughout the day. Why are his numbers so low in the morning? Thanks.
     
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  2. Doodles & Karen

    Doodles & Karen Well-Known Member

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    Nice surprise this morning and good job stalling. Also a good call on not shooting since you can't monitor. Yes, he earned a reduction to .25u. On SLGS anytime they go below 90 they earn a reduction. Typically the higher doses (in this case .75u) can influence up to 4-6 cycles but since he's had 2 skipped shots I don't think that's a factor.

    Just a note, when you skip a shot there's no need to test every 2 hours as long as you make sure they are in safe numbers....it's called save a strip day ;) Also try to get 1 before bed test. The +2 is good indicator of how active the cycle might be.

    Good luck with the reduction!
     
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  3. Jill A

    Jill A Member

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    Thank you. I did all those tests yesterday just because I was home and I wanted to see how the absence of the morning shot would affect him. Definitely could have saved a ton of strips! Now I know better. I will reduce to .25 tonight. We'll try for that before bedtime shot as well. Thanks for your help.
     

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