Insulin change high dose to start

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Rupert_09, Dec 14, 2017.

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  1. Rupert_09

    Rupert_09 Member

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    Hello,

    My poopers has been on vetsulin for over 6 months now. Sugars all over see his ss. U got him changed over to ProZinc. However my vet has on his prescription 4u Q 12hrs? That's too high of a start... please help. Gonna start him tomorrow.....
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    That is a really, really high starting dose, and it looks like his BG numbers are not even that high. I would not do it. 1 unit twice a day is a normal starting dose, but his numbers really are not high, so I am not sure I would even start as high as 1 unit. Let's see what the 'old pros' say. :)
     
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  3. Djamila

    Djamila Well-Known Member

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    Are you calling me old??? ;)

    And definitely not a pro, but the usual recommendation is to switch over at a comparable dose. So it looks like you’re currently at 2u, so if I’m reading that correctly, that would be your starting dose on Prozinc. That is also assuming that you switch when you’ll be able to keep a close eye on a couple of cycles. You’ll want to get some extra tests in to make sure the switch is going okay and to be able to intervene if needed.
     
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  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    NO! Old pro, not old person. :smuggrin:
     
  5. Rupert_09

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    Most definitely will do a curve to see where he's at with this. I never did it with vetsulin
     
  6. Rachel

    Rachel Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha, now we're all old!!!
     
  7. Djamila

    Djamila Well-Known Member

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    LOL....:bighug:

    Well, if I'm old, Rachel is ancient! ;) Which is kind of funny since I'm older than she is :p
     
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