BG dropping ahead of schedule

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  1. membeth

    membeth Member

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    We're not in or even near hypo yet, but Pants's blood sugar is dropping WAY ahead of schedule. At what point do you intervene if things seem to be heading too low too early?

    Based on my limited data so far ten days into using ProZinc, she's been peaking at +6/+7, but we're at 135 at +4 on a .2 dose.

    Here are her numbers:

    PMPS: 378
    +1: 283
    +2: 226
    +3: 180
    +4: 135

    She's got a history of scary, fast hypos early in the cycle on Lantus, so this is making me nervous.

    I'm doing weird dosing per the vet due to the history of hypos -- she's night shots only, and my shoot/don't shoot threshold is 300.
     
  2. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    She's dropping quickly but still in a very safe number

    I'd just give her a snack of low carb food and test again at +5
     
  3. membeth

    membeth Member

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    OK. She's got food, but she just barfed, so I don't know if she's going to be interested in eating.
     
  4. membeth

    membeth Member

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    Her +5 is 103

    So still dropping, but the rate at which it's dropping is somewhat slower than earlier tonight. Not interested in eating, though. She did eat a full meal earlier, and kept most of it down. The barf was tiny.
     
  5. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    Give her tummy a rest for 15 minutes or so and then give her a teaspoon or two.....wait to make sure it stays down....if it does for 15 minutes, you can give a little more
     
  6. membeth

    membeth Member

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    She ate a couple of bites and has kept it down. She's 112 at +5.5, so I hope she's bottoming out.
     
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  7. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    That's good.....and yeah, it's nice that she's surfing too!!

    Hang 10 Pants!!
    yellow tabby surf (Mobile).jpg
     
  8. membeth

    membeth Member

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    Ha!

    She's 109 at +6. So I think this is actually fine, just faster than it has been.
     
  9. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    I'd probably try to get at least one more test tonight at +7 and make sure she's going up or staying pretty level.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of sleep deprivation!! (AKA feline diabetes)

    I will be going off now, but if you run into trouble, edit your subject line to make sure someone see's you need help quickly.

    I think she'll be fine though....Nice cycle!!
     
  10. membeth

    membeth Member

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    Thanks so much. She's 114 at almost +7. So she's OK, I'm exhausted, and I'm taking a shower, checking one more time, and going to bed.
     
  11. Candy&Company

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    Mine's at 118 at +8.5 so I know the feeling. Take care of yourself!!
     

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