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Dose advice 11/9 Molly AMPS 234

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Adrienne & Molly, Nov 9, 2019 at 7:23 AM.

  1. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

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    Should I increase to .25?
     
  2. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    Good to see you over here, Adrienne.

    I would go ahead and increase. I know you mentioned on Health that you have plenty of supplies and I'm assuming you'll be around to monitor. You should be good to go.
     
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  3. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Adrienne and Molly :bighug:
    Good luck with the new dose.
     
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  4. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

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    Hi Molly and Adrienne,
    Welcome to the forum.:bighug::bighug:

    I'm glad you went for the increase as Sienne suggested, it looks like she could use a little more juice.

    Good luck with the new dose.
     
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  5. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    WELCOME!!!!! There is a ton of love and support here:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::) Good Luck.
     
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  6. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. This is the best place to post if you are using Lantus. There are a lot of knowledgeable and caring people here that will be happy to help you. Good luck with the new dose.
     
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  7. Crista & Ming

    Crista & Ming Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Adrienne!!!!! Can’t wait to get to know you and Molly :)
     
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  8. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

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    Aww thank you :)
     
  9. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad to see you over here Adrienne. As you can see, there's a good group who will help you look after Molly in the best way possible! :D And I'll be around too!
     
  10. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Adrienne and Molly!! :bighug:
     
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  11. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

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    ok good I still want your advice. You’ve been with Molly and I from the beginning :)
     
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  12. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    Never fear.....you can't get rid of me now. Heck I've even set alarms for her on my phone. I've virtually adopted Molly!HAHAHAHA!
     
  13. Adrienne & Molly

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  14. Crista & Ming

    Crista & Ming Well-Known Member

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    Adrienne, if you're satisfied with advice about dosage, I'd take down the "?" and title asking for advice :)
     
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  15. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Adrienne, welcome to you and Molly. I've been here 4 yrs. 2 yrs with previous kitty and 2 going on 3 yrs with current kitty Olive.

    For a diabetic kitty this is the best place to be. Ask any questions and someone has the answer.

    It can be addictive though.
     
  16. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Hello Adrienne and Molly! Welcome to the LB&L forum! We're so glad you joined us! Your SS is spectacular and it looks like you've been testing up a storm!

    One suggestion I have for you, it looks like she's been pretty steady in the 'yellows' for the past day or so...now is the time to be super-diligent with testing. Often when they're flat yellow like that they're getting ready to make a run at the lagoon. Luci does it to me more often than I care to remember - and usually at the most inconvenient times (like today!) Look at her SS - she was hanging in the yellows and today (yes, we had plans to go somewhere) she decided to start her day with a nice low blue - and then by 3+ was surfing the lagoon (even with her cast on her week-old broken foot!!!)...so that put the kabash on me going anywhere for any length of time today...

    So why do I say to be super-diligent? Because you've increase a bit - and what we hope will happen is that the depot will build up and Molly will make a run for those lovely greens - and you'll want to catch her and do a bit of steering with medium carb foods and increased testing to keep her from losing her dose too soon. It's a bit of a tricky maneuver - trying to outsmart these cats - and it takes a bit of practice, but once you catch her sneaking off to the lagoon, you can start to play around with her food a bit to try to steer her away from the low lows...she pulled that on you and got away with it a while back - on 10/28. So now, you know what she might do and you can take charge of how low you let her go this time - well that is if she decides to go to the lagoon today or tonight...it's hard to say how full the depot is...but once it's full, then it's time to watch her carefully.

    I hope this makes sense...it took me a while to catch on and catch Luci before she would get too low...and would then end up getting a reduced dose...and then her numbers would come up and we'd have to start over again...there was a long road of up/down, up/down with Luci....

    So, keep asking questions...and we'll keep trying to answer them as best we can. At any rate...it's a great group of people who are supportive and helpful.

    Have a great day!!
     
  17. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    Hello Adrienne. I just wanted to also welcome you and Molly to the forum!! We are so glad you found us and look forward to helping you and answering questions.
     
  18. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    I see Molly is taunting you with those flat yellows again. Come on Molly, down girl!
     
  19. Adrienne & Molly

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    Thank you for your suggestions! I have a full time job and she has dropped low in the morning. Before I head off to work. I test her before I go and leave out MC depending on BG or HC. I check in on her frequently with a little camera I have set up at home. I drive home at lunch to test her. But with winter here. There maybe days that I won’t be able to make it. Home for lunch due to the weather any suggestions?
     
  20. Adrienne & Molly

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    I know come on Molly!
     
  21. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    Adrienne --

    I also worked full time when Gabby was with me. I don't know if my solution would work for you. Also, Gabby had an early nadir and is looks like Molly may have some occasions where her nadir is early so, like I said, my solution may not be feasible. My shot time was at 5:00. This gave me the to get a couple of AM tests in before I left at around 7:30. The tests informed my decision about what carb food to leave in her feeder. I was home by a few minutes after 5:00 for her PMPS. I realize not everyone wants to be up at 5 AM but it worked for us. (Now if I could only convince Gizmo that he doesn't need to wake be at 5:00 for his breakfast...)
     
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  22. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    You may want to get an auto feeder to dispense regular feedings during the day when you're at work. I have one and it works great for Luci when I can't be home (which isn't often)...but it's really helpful when she's in lower numbers - and I don't have to be frantically worried she'll go too low. This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-5-Me...TVPDKIKX0DER&sprefix=automatic,aps,179&sr=8-4
     
  23. Adrienne & Molly

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    Yes, I have one forgot to mention that. I put some in her dish for the middle of the night.
     
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  24. Adrienne & Molly

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    I get up at 5:45 am every morning to test. Shot time is 6 and I leave for work at 7:35-7:40.
     
  25. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    So much for a helpful suggestion given you're already ahead of me!
     
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  26. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Hi Adrienne and Molly
    It’s good to see you over here. It’s a friendly and very supportive place.

    If you are able to document the food and carb content you feed each day and put it in the remarks column of the SS, that would be very helpful. It is good for us to see and you can look back on it and see what works for Mollie. I can see you do it sometimes already. Thanks!
     

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