New here... seeking help with high insulin dose

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Bexygirl83, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Bexygirl83

    Bexygirl83 Member

    Jul 7, 2017
    Hi there! My girl Audrey was diagnosed several months ago and we're struggling. Vet has her on Vetsulin twice a day. We started out on 4u2x a day. It has since gone up in whole increments to 5,6, and now the vet today has suggested going to 7u twice a day. I feel like this is too much. I don't currently test at home, though I'm very interested in trying. Also, I have 3 cats, one of which has never eaten wet food so I typically have dry food available all day. I think the wet food I'm giving Audrey is probably you high in carbs. Mostly I feed her fancy feast gravy lovers. I'm just seeking an answer to our high glucose problems. Thank you for having us here and for any advice given.
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Welcome! We can help. Please post all your questions on the main health forum where many more people will see them. :)
  3. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Welcome Audrey and her Mum!
    4.0U is a very high starting dose. Come on over to Main Health so we can help :)
  4. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Starting at 4 units was too much. If it were my cat I'd go back to 1 unit, test, and raise gradually by no more than 0.5 units at a time. Often too much insulin can look like not enough. You need to go to the beginning and find the ideal dose. Whoever suggested starting at 4 doesn't know how to dose insulin.
  5. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Also if you aren't already doing it I strongly suggest learning how to home test. I did the home test the first six weeks. It wasn't until my vet suggested I go from 1 to 2 units that I got nervous of hypo and finally started testing. That's when I was able to really know what was happening and dose accordingly. I have a video in my signature showing how I test my cat CC.
  6. Elizabeth and Bertie

    Elizabeth and Bertie Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Great video, Janet! And C.C. was such a star! :D

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