Hello from Kirsten and Sasha

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Kirsten7, Feb 14, 2015.

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  1. Kirsten7

    Kirsten7 New Member

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    Hi, everyone! I'm new here - my kitty Sasha was diagnosed last June, and we've had quite a year trying to get her regulated. Where can I post questions about her numbers? Thanks!
     
  2. BJM

    BJM Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to FDMB, Kirsten

    If you add a few tidbits to your signature, it will help us give you feedback without having to ask repeatedly.

    Editing your Signature

    In the upper right corner of the screen, within the dark blue bar, you will see ID, Inbox, and Alerts

    Click on your ID.

    On the left, under Settings, Click on Signature.
    This is where you will put information that helps us give you feedback.
    This also is where you paste the link for your spreadsheet, once it is set up.
    Add any other text, such as
    your name,
    cat's name,
    date of Dx (diagnosis)

    what insulin
    meter
    any other pertinent issues like if there are any food issues, history of DKA, hepatic lipidosis, pancreatitis, allergies, IBD, etc.
    Click the Save Changes button at the bottom.

    Always click the Save Changes button at the bottom when you have changed anything.
     
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  3. BJM

    BJM Well-Known Member

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    And to organize the presentation of her glucose tests, (Great! you're home testing!) we have a grid for storing them.

    Instructions are here.

    Understanding the spreadsheet/grid:

    The colored headings at the top are the ranges of glucose values. They are color-coded to clue you in as to meaning.

    Each day is 1 row. Each column stores different data for the day.

    From left to right, you enter
    the Date in the first column
    the AMPS (morning pre-shot test) in the 2nd column
    the Units given (turquoise column)

    Then, there are 11 columns labeled +1 through +11
    If you test at +5 (5 hours after the shot), you enter the test number in the +5 column
    If you test at +7 (7 hours after the shot), you enter the test number in the +7 column
    and so on.

    Halfway across the page is the column for PMPS (evening pre-shot)
    To the right is another turquoise column for Units given at the evening shot.

    There is second set of columns labeled +1 through +11
    If you snag a before bed test at +3, you enter the test number in the +3 column.

    We separate day and night numbers like that because many cats go lower at night.

    It is merely a grid for storing the info; no math required.
     
  4. Welcome Kirsten and Sasha!
    Now that you've made an introduction, feel free to ask any questions you can think of in the Feline Health forum. You'll find lots of help there!
    Carl
     
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  5. phlika29

    phlika29 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kirsten and sasha

    You may also like to post in the prozinc forum. It is easier if you have a spreadsheet going so people can review your numbers more easily but if not then list them out. If you click on the link you will see some stickies at the top. You might like to look at the prozinc protocol for so,e ideas about dosage

    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/forums/prozinc-pzi.24/
     
  6. Kirsten7

    Kirsten7 New Member

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    Thanks, I'll do that. Still kind of new with all this, so any information is helpful!
     
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