? New member, recently switched to Prozinc from Humulin N

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by K T and Cooper, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. K T and Cooper

    K T and Cooper New Member

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    We are Kathy and Tom and Cooper, a 14 year old orange and white big guy who was found with frostbite living under a dumpster in NJ when he was 3 years old. He is a scaredy cat but loves affection from those he trusts. He runs before every test/stick, but lets us do what has to be done after he is caught. While it would be wonderful to get Cooper "off the juice," our goal is simply to resolve his symptoms and keep him stable.

    Diagnosed 12/13/16 with symptoms of weigh loss (>2 lbs), ravenous eating and drinking and high glucose value on a pre-dental blood screen. Vet put him on Humulin N, 2 units twice a day, and said, "home testing not necessary." Dosage increased to 3 units twice a day after 3 weeks, based on a high vet curve. After 2 more wks. with no improvement in symptoms and much research we went back to the vet and strongly requested a change to Prozinc. Vet set starting dose of Prozinc at 3U two times a day, which was started on 2/15/17. We had already started home testing on our own and are using human Contour Next EZ meter.

    Current dose: Prozinc, 2.4 U-40 units twice a day (7 am, 7 pm)

    (Cooper earned a dose reduction a few days ago, based on the Protocol, from 3.0 to 2.5 U-40 units. However, we set the new dose at 2.4 because we are now using U-100 syringes to make measuring easier, and the closest marker is 6 U-100 units, which corresponds to 2.4 U-40 units.)

    Current weight: 15 lbs

    Diet: FF (low carb) 1/2 can and ProPlan Focus Urinary (low carb) 1/2 can each AM and PM, plus a treat of poached chicken breast or Young Again Zero after BG and shots. Any additional food is noted on SS. We let Cooper (and his brother, Riley) graze, and pull all food two hours before shot time.

    We are retired, stressed, and trying very hard to do the right thing by a cat we love dearly. We have the great fortune to have a daughter who has been through this experience with FDMB and her "bouncing" boy, Leo, @Lisa & Leo on the Lantus ISG. She has helped us do EVERYTHING so far and is sitting here guiding me as I write this. She knows Lantus, but is learning Prozinc along with us. Unfortunately, she lives 3,000 miles away. She will be leaving in three days and will be available for calls, but not always, and has advised us that you folks can provide the wealth of information we need.

    We have some questions for Prozinc users:

    1. Please look at Cooper's SS and let us know if we are following the protocol correctly.

    2. We had to skip two shots and sometimes it looks like he is bouncing. Do you think Cooper was started on too high a dose of Prozinc, which may explain this?

    3. Do you have any other comments, suggestions, etc., that might help us get up to speed?

    4. Can we expect dosing will stabilize at a certain level, or will we be changing doses "forever?"
    We are very grateful that FDMB is available and that we can come to you for help and advice. Thank you.
     
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  2. Lisa & Leo

    Lisa & Leo Well-Known Member

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  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I've responded on the main health forum but can't access the SS.
     
  4. PurrKat

    PurrKat New Member

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    Welcome:bighug:and best wishes.
     
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