? High #'s 250+ can't get it lower

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Donna & Groucho, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Donna & Groucho

    Donna & Groucho New Member

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  2. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Are you following a protocol?
     
  3. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome, I think you just haven’t gotten to a good dose yet. Though it’s hard to tell with the testing you have done. We strongly recommend getting a test before every shot, to make sure it’s safe to shoot. Plus some tests in the middle of the cycle to try determine how low the dose is taking the cat. Those low points are usually somewhere in the middle of the cycle.

    Read the yellow starred sticky notes, of you haven’t already. The one on dosing methods describes the two dosing methods used here, choosing one of them will help you get to a good dose safely.
     
  4. nslade001

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    Linking to your first post for some history : http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/2-3-19-groucho-new-to-this.210314/

    Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in with dosing advice, but until then definitely start with @Wendy&Neko suggestions regarding reading all the stickies and picking a dosing method, and testing before shots as well as at varied times during the cycle to find the nadir (it varies between cats, and can vary in each cat. In Lantus, with many cats it is mid cycle; my girl's nadir is usually earlier (+3 to +4) but has been as late as +9). Ask many questions and continue to keep your spreadsheet up to date. Linking to your previous post for continuity will help people help you :)

    Good luck, with love, Nikki
     
  5. Sandy and Black Kitty

    Sandy and Black Kitty Well-Known Member

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    The first order of business is to chose a dosing method to follow and gather data, AM and PM, to determine your kitty’s Lantus onset, nadir and duration. That way you can make informed dosing decisions. The numbers will be your guide.

    “Know Thy Cat”
     

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