Dosing dilemma

Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by Nikk2413, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Nikk2413

    Nikk2413 New Member

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    Hi all,
    My sugar baby was diagnosed back on 2/8 and we have gone down from 3U now down to 1U however his evening numbers are in the normal range so I haven’t been shooting him for over a week in the evening. Could you all look at his spreadsheet and give me any advice. I’m waiting to hear back from my vet.
    Thanks
    Nikki
     
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    He's responding well to the insulin. However, it's better for him if he gets insulin both AM and PM so his body isn't being exposed to high BGs overnight. I suggest you lower the dose to 0.5 u and give it both AM and PM. The hope is that this lower dose will give you a PMPS that's high enough for insulin. A few days of data should tell you whether 0.5 u is a decent dose or not.
     
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  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I see that going down to 0.5 u has allowed you to give insulin both AM and PM. We really need to see how low a dose takes him to properly evaluate. Try to get some tests between +4 and +7 on days off and a before bed test on work days. I'm guessing here because there's no nadir range data but it looks like you'll need to try 0.75 u (eyeballed) soon. Get those other tests on several days first, though.
     

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