Diabetic complicated

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Jeannee and Nuggie, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. Jeannee and Nuggie

    Jeannee and Nuggie Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    My Snuggles - I call him Nuggie-Nu was in remission for awhile and became an active diabetic again about 1 1/2 years ago. He is on Lantus. About 6 months ago, he was diagnosed with Cushing's disease. And a few weeks ago diagnosed with pancreatitis. Then a couple weeks ago, he breathing got very labored. I rushed him to the vet and that vet diagnosed him with an upper respiratory virus. Next day took him to his regular vet and she believes it is something that will become chronic. He is on a high dose of insulin (12 units), but the past few days his evening number has been low. For about a week my vet suggested different dosages according to how high/low his glucose was. Then she said give 12 all the time. Well ... I guess this is suppose to be my introduction ... not my whole story!
  2. Robert and Echo

    Robert and Echo Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Dec 18, 2008
    Welcome to the group.
  3. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    Hi Rocel, and welcome back to FDMB (said the relative newbie... ;))

    I'm very sorry to hear about Snuggles' Dx of Cushing's, pancreatitis and a respiratory virus, too. The poor little fella really is in the wars. :-( I thought that Saoirse might have Cushing's when I took her to the vets for diagnosis because she was pulling hair from one of her sides, but the hair-pulling was related to pain from pancreatitis (took a while to confirm this). I've learned a lot here about how to help Saoirse's pancreatitis as well as how to treat her diabetes and I'm sure you will, too.

    Love your pet name for Snuggles! :) I've got several for Saoirse, too. I look forward to reading more of your story, and maybe sharing some things that helped Saoirse with the pancreatitis symptoms.
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  4. BJM

    BJM Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Can we get you to add a few things to your signature and profile? It'll help us give you feedback.

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  5. Kimmied

    Kimmied Member

    Sep 21, 2014
    Poor Snuggles! :bighug:

    He sure has been having a time!

    Wow! 12 u of what kind of insulin?

  6. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    Hi Jeannie,

    How are yourself and Snuggles getting on?
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