Dosage questions relating to a curve

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by shelaghc, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. shelaghc

    shelaghc Member

    Jun 28, 2017
    I had intended to finally do a curve for Jester, but over the last twenty-four hours have been changing his dosage based upon his AMPS and PMPS numbers.

    Yesterday morning he was at about 150 and evening at about 160.
    Both times I reduced his regular dosage from 2U to 1U.

    This morning he's at about 200 - kept it at 1U, but will increase this evening by .5if he keeps going up.

    With these changes, should I postpone the curve?

    EDIT: Someone on the main board just told me to stick with 1U for a while to see how he responds to that.
    Would you folks concur on that?
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    The point of a curve is usually to see the impact a dose has and when within the cycle nadir occurs. Though Prozinc is an 'in-and-out' insulin, you really need to stay with a dose for several cycles to give their system a chance to adjust and to be able to really see the impact of the dose. So, I would personally not bother with a curve if there has been inconsistent dosing. Dosing for Prozinc is usually based on both pre-shot and mid-cycle results. You really have very little mid-cycle data and none since you changed to 1u. I saw in another one of your threads that you said you cannot get a mid-cycle test during the day due to work, but perhaps you could get a mid-cycle test in the evenings.

    Since 1) you have been at 1u for three cycles already, 2) you have no data on the impact of a 1u dose, and 3) you are wanting to do your first curve, I would suggest staying at the 1u for now. I assume you are doing the curve on Saturday. By that point, you would have been at the 1u dose for three full days (6 cycles), so you would be in a good spot to do a valid curve at 1u on Saturday. Then, based on the curve, you will be able to see whether or not the dose needs to be adjusted moving forward.
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  3. shelaghc

    shelaghc Member

    Jun 28, 2017
  4. Djamila

    Djamila Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2015
    Yes, as FurBabiesMama said, I would stick with the one unit, and definitely get a curve this weekend. Mid-cycle numbers are essential to knowing how to dose prozinc, so it will be great to see what's going on at that dose. Looking forward to seeing how it goes!
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