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  1. Teenuh

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    Side note: Do you guys use anything for fleas? I have fleas pretty bad in the part of California I'm in. I would track them in from outside.

    My old kitty was allergic to fleas. I use Revolution.
     
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    I’ve only had fleas once in ten years (we don’t get a lot of bugs around here), but I took the kitties camping last summer and pre-treated them with Revolution to make sure they didn’t bring any home. And I’ve read people out on the Main forum mention using it, So I think you should be okay to keep using it.
     
  3. Rachel

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    Well I missed the low number party! How are you and Gracie doing today Teenuh? I imagine you’re exhausted but you did awesome yesterday and kept her safe!!
     
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    Whoaaa! You took her kitties camping??? How did they do?

    When I was on vacation in early December someone had her cat at the beach.
     
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  5. Teenuh

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    She appears fine. Her appetite wasn't crazy high--about normal. Water intake overnight wasn't high either--about normal.

    I couldn't get a reading on her last night. She was not having it. I tried for almost 30 mins, but she kept hiding. I think she was over it. The same thing happened this morning too. I went ahead and gave her 1u.

    She doesn't want me touching her ears. :( :arghh:

    I'm off again most of today. I'm not going to spend the whole day trying to poke her. I think what I'm going to do is work a little more on finding a good spot to test and maybe get a treat of some kind to give her after the test. This will enforce good behavior.

    Open to suggestions though.
     
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  6. Teenuh

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    On another note. My vet asked me last night if I dropped the bottle of ProZinc. She said if you have it "breaks" the proteins and you'll need a new bottle.
    Also, I didn't realize you were supposed to "roll the bottle" and "lightly" shake each time before use. I thought that was just the first time.


    So, after I gave her, her insulin . . . guess who dropped the bottle?! Me.

    Is it safe, or should I buy another bottle to be safe?
     
  7. Critter Mom

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    It never rains ... :banghead:

    Haven't used Prozinc so can't help with the safety questions.


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  8. Djamila

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    Keep an eye out for floaties in the bottle. If you see white clumps floating around it's gone bad. As long as it's uniform it's still fine. And don't shake it - not even gently. Just roll it until the clear and cloudy are mixed together. And store it in the middle of the fridge, not in the door where it bounces around more.

    And I agree about not spending the day poking her. But do spend the day putting her in the testing place, rubbing her ears/scratching her head/telling her how pretty she is, etc. and give her a treat. Do it like every hour or two. The more you do it, the better it will go when you do need to test her again. (hint hint - tonight ;))
     
  9. Teenuh

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    In spite of all of the craziness yesterday I am VERRRRRRRY grateful that Djamila had suggested to do post tests. It just worked out that I was able to do yesterday.

    Sadly, I was going through old convos--near the beginning and I remember posting my email from the other vet who saw me. My vet was out the day I opted to start insulin. The other vet said 2u's and I remember thinking that was high to start out on, but I was knew to this whole thing. Djamila advised against it and basically called what happened.
    I probably didn't read it carefully enough. Now I know . . .
     
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    Oh, and I should have said cabin-ing, not camping. It was rustic and we were in the woods, but there were four walls and a roof which is what made it work with bringing the kitties. Sam walks on a leash, so he got to go on short hikes with me. Atticus is a big chicken so he had to stay in the cabin the whole time. :)
     
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    There is a ton of information that comes at you pretty fast at the beginning. It's hard to keep it all in your head. Plus, it takes awhile to learn to trust the crazy cat ladies on the internet over the vet with the degree on the wall. :p
     
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  12. Teenuh

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    No floaties in the bottle.
    Just moved it. It was on the side shelf in the fridge. Opps!


    Lots of love and affection today . . . in the shot/test spot.

    We'll see about tonight.

    Just thought of something: I test/give the shot next to her food. Cats can be picky--should I be using different locations for each?
     
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    Sam has requested that his food be placed away from the test/shoot location (he jumps down after the test and refused to jump back up to eat), but I think that depends on the cat. I believe there are a bunch of people that do all three in the same place. Probably depends on how much testing bothers the kitty. Sam hates it. Most kitties don't care after the first few days.
     
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    I have avoided shooting when he was eating, his appetite being a little fragile, I didn't want to mess with it. I would let him eat, then usually he would go and lie down in a favorite spot, and I would shoot there. I usually test when he's quietly napping, or (this is how it started to work out for me) when he would come on my lap for a cuddle. I would cuddle, prepare the gear, and test without interrupting the cuddle.
     
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  15. Teenuh

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    This is going to be a tale of trial and error.
     
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  16. Teenuh

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    Cats are smart.They know. . .
     
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    Don't give them to your pusscats then & douse yourself. :p

    Seriously , I use Frontline every six weeks for both my cats to stop any flea cycle. It's the larvae that needs killing off as well as the fleas. Otherwise it perpetuates and can even cause infestation in carpets.

    I'm in New Zealand & previously in the UK. All my cats have been outdoor as well as indoor cats so it has paid off to treat them regularly. Especially for the one that had the allergy to this.

    My Tyler expects his ear tests to be on the bed. His shots to be on the settee and his food in the kitchen, although he will accept late snacks on the landing of a night.

    Who rules the house?
     
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  18. Rachel

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    I did it in different locations too...but they were really close to each other. It’s really whatever works best for you!

    On a side note please don’t beat yourself up about giving 2 units previously! We’ve all been there and it’s natural to trust your vet. I started at 2.5 units and only changed that when I found this place.
     
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  19. Teenuh

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    I used to use Frontline, but my vet convinced me to switch to Revolution a couple years ago. The day of application she's extra tired.

    My cat who was previously allergic to fleas has since passed. Sadly. Very traumatic experience.

    I live in an apartment complex. There are many cats who wonder freely--I'm far too much of a scaredy cat to let me cat go outside. I even fret when maintenance comes over and I'm not here. Always thinking . . . what if she escapes, what if she gets killed . . .
     
  20. Teenuh

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    Thanks Rachel. I'm not--more sad I didn't listen to the crazy cat ladies online. lol But like Djamila said--I was probably hesitant at first which could be why I skipped it over.

    I actually more irritated with the vet who made recommended dosages. I almost wrote a review about her last night on Yelp. I decided to sleep on it. Still wrote one.
     
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  21. Teenuh

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    I will do as she pleases... generally. Remember cats have staff.
     
  22. Djamila

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    Cats really do know how to train us well! :p
     
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    They've got us all trained!!! :p
     
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    I live to serve .... o_O;)
     
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  25. Teenuh

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    Good news. My timed feeder has arrived.
     
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    I used to use Frontline but all the pesky little bitey things have become resistant to it in the UK. Now using Advocate. I notice that the Advocate tends to wipe a kitty out more than Frontline during the first 24 hours after administration.


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  27. Teenuh

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    I'm in the US--California to be a little more exact. I have heard that Frontline is becoming resistant here too. Is Advocate Rx only? Revolution is.

    Not cat related . . . I'm not sure if this is allowed? How do you like UK? I'm in a group on Facebook (not cat related) and 90% of member live in UK.
     
  28. PussCatPrince

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    I'm in NZ but wish to go home to Dorset UK.
    Frontine is the usual here in NZ but recently all the vet clinics have been promoting Broadline.
     
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    Dorset's a beautiful county. The Jurassic Coast ... (sigh)

    We'd be next-door neighbours. I'm in Wiltyshire.


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    Going off-topic but *sighs* . I should never have left . It is the land of my heart. Wiltshire is lovely too . In fact let's include the SW.
     
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    I'm cool with that. :cool:


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  32. Teenuh

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    I kept looking for this post in another part of the FDMB's.

    That is so awesome! I wish my cat could be leash trained. She doesn't even like a collar and manages to get it off.

    Do you kitties like the car?
     
  33. Teenuh

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    Got a BS test in before PMPS. 466.
    Give new dose of 1u.

    Will update spreadsheet tomorrow with yesterday & today stuff.

    Have another question.... will post later. Getting ready for work.
     
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  34. Teenuh

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    A few weeks ago when I gave Gracie her first dose of 1u insulin (I only did this for 3 shots). I remember accidentally pushing the syringe prior to injecting her. This resulted in getting the insulin on her skin/coat. I didn't notice it at the first shot. Then at the second shot I noticed . . . and it wasn't until the 3rd shot that I was thinking to myself... wow this feels like I'm not even injecting her.

    The feeling disappeared when I increased to 2u'. s I could tell she was getting something.

    So, last night I was thinking . . . is there a way to practice giving 1u? I know it seems silly . . . but I left home last thing thinking what if she isn't getting the insulin and I'm messing up somehow.
    My other thought is- 1u really isn't much . . . so maybe it just feels like nothing because it really is nothing.

    I should add that my vet had my practice drawing insulin from the bottle on Monday, as she wanted to ensure I was doing it right.
     
  35. Critter Mom

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    Not silly at all. :)

    Practice on an orange; it gives a 'feel' comparable to injecting under the skin of a kitty.


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    Interesting morning I've had. I arrived home almost an hour and a half later due to stupid traffic.

    When I arrived home--I gave insulin first. I know, I know. But then I tested BS within like 2 minutes. She was at 348.

    Going to update spreadsheet.
     
  37. Kris & Teasel

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    Life's like that sometimes! No harm done. ;)
     
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    It happens!
     
  39. Teenuh

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    All of you guys are making me feel better. I do apologize if you feel like I'm giving you too much info. Haha.

    You probably don't need to know every detail. Gracie is like my child ( I have no kids).

    Is there anything I should watch for behavior wise after insulin injection? I've become extra observant lately. If she lays down after insulin I worry, or if shes up roaming around after insulin then go to lay down I become worried.

    What do you call those parents? Helicopter parents. :cat:
     
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    Would I "pull" from an orange then inject back into the orange?
     
  41. Teenuh

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    Also: What is "ideal" AMPS and PMPS? or does it vary by animal?
     
  42. Kris & Teasel

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    No. Just inject into it. Sometimes during "insulin training" people are told to pull back on the insulin syringe plunger to look for blood. This is an unnecessary step.
     
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  43. Kris & Teasel

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    This is quite variable. A general guide is to aim for pre shots in the low to mid 200s and a nadir in the high double digits to low 100s.
     
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  44. Teenuh

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    Is a nadir the +2, +4 's . . .
     
  45. Teenuh

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    Yep. The tech strongly advised pulling back.
     
  46. Kris & Teasel

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    Me too. It's too fiddly to do and totally not needed. It can cause you to mess up an injection.
     
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  47. Teenuh

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    Is there some legal issues if they tell you to test? Does it make them liable some how. Hmmm.

    I was going through my notes the other day The tech told me "many patients test BS" and told me which meter to buy. But then then the lady with the fancy paper says not to test. Is there a reason why they are against it?
     
  48. Teenuh

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    I hope Djamila is OK. Haven't heard from her in awhile.
     
  49. Critter Mom

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    Draw up some water into the syringe and set the desired dose. Then inject the water into the orange. :)


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  50. Teenuh

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    I'll be practicing tomorrow.
     
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  51. Critter Mom

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    The nadir is the lowest BG level in a cycle. Each insulin type has a 'typical' action profile and there's a time when the majority of cats treated with it will reach nadir, e.g. a lot of cats on Vetsulin will nadir around the +4 mark. However, ECID and the rate at which an individual cat typically metabolises insulin will affect that particular cat's tendency to nadir at a particular point in a cycle. Saoirse metabolised insulin more quickly than a lot of cats and she had early nadirs on both Caninsulin and Lantus. Even if a given cat has a typical period when nadir normally occurs on the insulin being used the nadir time can move around. Hence home testing; you can never guarantee how low an individual cat will go on a given dose, nor when that cat will reach the nadir in any given cycle.


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  52. Rachel

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    It's fine! Give us all the info you want...sometimes just talking about it helps. Also, remember that your cat is more than just a number...pay attention to how she seems to feel. Is she acting like herself? She's probably good, then. :)

    Here's a little something we used to have at the top of every forum. It helped me extremely to read it when I first arrived: Dear Mom

    Might make you feel better! :bighug::bighug:
     
  53. Teenuh

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    It helps!
    The dear mom is SOOOO ME! I wish they could talk.Well, I also wish I could be with her 24/7 right now.
     
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  54. Teenuh

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    What would you say are the pros and cons of using a lancet device vs using the lancet by itself?
     
  55. Djamila

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    Hi there! I'm fine, just busy with work, and also helicopter-parenting my own kitty these days as he's been quite ill. He's looking a bit better today though, so hooray for that!

    I don't' like the device because it's harder to see where exactly I'm poking and the clicking sound is annoying. I suppose a con of just using the lancet might be that it's hard to hold onto if you have really tiny ones. Oh! Or that when Sam jumps and it flies across the room, it's harder to find....? Okay, I don't really think there is a con for just using the lancet. :)
     
  56. Teenuh

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    Work does that sometimes. Totally understand.
    I over worried. Partly because you have basically held my hand with this whole thing. Hopefully you don't find that weird.

    I have used both. Hard to say what I will stick with. I tested on my bed the day she was in the 50's without a lancet--in the time of panic. Left it on my bed and forgot about it. Found it this morning.

    I'm finding when I test her...after the poke the shakes her head and the blood often flies with it. Not that there is ever much, but then I have to go back and try to squeeze some blood. Suggestions?
     
  57. Teenuh

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    PS: I think the rest of you on this post are awesome too. I promise. :)
     
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  58. Djamila

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    Ah yes, the head shake. Sooooo frustrating! You can try holding her head a little tighter. Make sure you have everything ready so you're super fast (that comes with time). I'm not sure how to explain this exactly....I hold Sam's ear pinched between my thumb and pointer, and then use my other three fingers to keep scratching his chin - this helps to distract him from doing the shake right away, and pinching his ear helps to hold him steady.

    Another thing you can try is scooping the blood onto your fingernail and testing from there. I never had much success with that, but lots of other people swear by it. I think it might depend how long your fingernails are.

    And no, that doesn't seem weird. There was a wonderful woman named Sue on here when I first started, and if she didn't respond within minutes to my posts I would worry about her. I still miss her a ton around here. (Rachel was there in those days too, but she's still here so I don't have to miss her :))
     
  59. Teenuh

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    PS: Hoping kitty continues to feel better.
     
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    This is wasteful, but could I get the blood and put in on a plastic spoon then transfer?
     
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    Yes, that could work. I also tried taking a plastic straw, cutting it into small segments, and then cutting the segments in half so it was a U shape instead of an O. Then I would use those to scoop the blood into the trough and test from there.
     
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  62. Teenuh

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    That is something I already have at home!
     
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    This is the technique I use for testing:

    1. Fold sheet of kitchen paper into 4 lengthwise (ending up with a long, thin oblong).

    2. Cut folded sheet into 1" strips (get about 8 or 9 strips from one folded sheet).

    3. Set up all your bits for a test. Insert the test strip part-way into the meter so that the meter doesn't switch on but you'll be able to push the strip in the rest of the way using one hand only.

    4. Apply very thin film of Vaseline to kitty's ear (helps blood to bead up, not wick into the fur).

    5. Warm kitty's ear with your weapon of choice (e.g. rice sock, other.)

    6. Place a 1" paper strip under kitty's ear for support.

    7. Wrap the kitty's ear and the paper support around index finger and hold in place gently but firmly with thumb and third finger, making sure the edge of the ear is taut (but not overstretched!). Having the bit of tension there makes it easier for the lancet to break the skin surface.

    8. Push test strip the rest of the way into the meter and wait for the 'ready' signal.

    9. Make sure the lancet bevelled edge is facing upwards then prick the sweet spot (a bit like the action when pricking a balloon with a pin to pop it).

    10. Apply test edge of strip to blood droplet. Keep a firm hold on the kitty's ear between your fingers and thumb. (This helps to keep the kitty's head still and reduces chance of 'head shakes'!)

    11. When sample has been taken fold the paper strip over the edge of the ear and apply a little pressure for about 15 seconds to stem bleeding and help prevent bruising at the test site.

    12. Give treats and lots of praise to the kitty. :)


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    Haha don't worry Teenuh! We think Djamila is awesome too. :) And hey, we think you're awesome too!
     
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    Actually I put the lancet in the trigger device and then free hand the poke. The casing of the trigger device gives me something bigger to hold.
     
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  66. Kris & Teasel

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    I'll go on record and say we have a great group over here in ProZinc Land. We all understand the anxiety because we've been there and we're always keen to share useful tips and tricks.
    Not weird at all. :)
     
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    Okay, so there is a "pro" for using the device - just minus the clicking. Thanks, Kris!
     
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    We do have the best group, for certain! :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    I'm such a weirdo! I have a wonderful lady who house sits for me . . . well takes care of Gracie when I leave and IF she is available. Her cat also has diabetes, kidney disease and other stuff. She introduced me to the FB group and the FDMB. Anyway, I was able to get her to come over this morning to remove any food Gracie had out 2 hours prior to me getting home.

    I tested and she was at 297. She is high, but oddly I was excited. Better than 400. I'm sure there will be plenty more days like that ahead though.

    I have hope!
     
  70. Critter Mom

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    I do exactly the same thing. My hands are really shaky because of my anxiety problems and it helps to use the lancet device.


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    Agree! :)

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  72. Djamila

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    Yeah for the 297! And even bigger yeah for nice people who know how to manage FD and are willing to help out!
     
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  73. Rachel

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    Yep, this IS the best group!
     
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  74. Teenuh

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    I'm home on a Friday (not normal). YAY for days off too!

    I had planned to take +2, +4 . . . tests again today-that obviously did not happen. Next dose isn't until tonight at about 9pm. Should I wait till shot to test again? Or would it help to see any numbers right now? I'm about 8 hrs out of 1st AM shot. Not sure what it would tell us.
     
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  75. Critter Mom

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    All data is good data. Grab it when you can. :)


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  76. Djamila

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    I don't get a lot of late-cycle data, but I do grab one once in awhile because it gives you an idea of the duration of the insulin, and how fast she rises at the end of the cycle. At this point, it also gives you and Gracie another chance to practice. The more you practice, the easier this all gets.
     
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  77. Teenuh

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    I just updated spreadsheet. The first number I got was 63. I freaked out and retested and got 146.
     
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    Make a note of the 63 reading in the Remarks column. It might come in handy later.


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  79. Teenuh

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    Done!
     
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  80. Stephanie & Quintus

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    Dropping in late, but glad to see everything seems to be going smoothly after the other night (well, it was night for me!)

    Second that. I was on 3ui, nearly did 4ui!

    So, I'm a bit of a "minimal procedure" person when I test. Maybe it's because I'm lucky to have a very complacent cat. I don't heat the ear, don't put anything on it, poke with a needle and not a lancet (the vet just gives me a pile of small needles). I gently take Quintus's head and ear (when he's lying down, which he often is), poke, and indeed, to prevent the head shake, continue holding his head and ear base while my thumb rubs his chin (my other fingers kind of rub too, like "no no I'm not holding your head, look, I'm giving you a nice scratchie!"). Then I wipe off the blood drop with a tissue when I'm done. I didn't do that at the beginning and he ended up with crusty ear tips!
    Speed is important, and that can only come with practice (if you need, you could imagine practicing "make-believe": set your things out, including the cat, and do everything but don't really poke, don't really put the strip in the meter, just "pretend". It will make you go through the routine more smoothly).

    That is great!
     
  81. Teenuh

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    I'm just venting this morning.
    Gracie was such a brat. Didn't want to be tested. Even with extra loves and chin rubs.
    It was like she knew I had to leave for work. After I said forget it...she literally jumped off the counter to go lay down. When I was grabbing my bag she had her had her front legs crossed kind of like . . . who is the boss kind of thing.
     
  82. Djamila

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    Did you give her a shot or skip?
     
  83. Teenuh

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    Skipped.

    I was able to get a reading when I got home last night. I just haven't updated spreadsheet. 166
     
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  84. Teenuh

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    Hoping to make to home today on an extended break if my schedule allows. Around 2pm my time.
     
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  85. Rachel

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    They like to act up when they know you can't stop and take the time to chase them!
     
  86. Teenuh

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    Alright. NS and test this AM. I just tested. She’s at 110(human meter).

    I’m really hoping I can do another test in two hours.
    Crossing my fingers I don’t get called back in.
     
  87. Critter Mom

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    :cool:

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  88. Teenuh

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    I don’t necessarily want her higher. But the sane numbersish makes me think something is off
     
  89. Djamila

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    What do you mean the same number? Wasn't she 166 earlier? (P.S sometimes it helps if one updates one's spreadsheet ;););))
     
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  90. Teenuh

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    Laptop is updating, as soon as it’s finished I’m going to update. :cat:

    She was 166 last night.

    OK. technically not the same number but in the hundreds. I guess I just expected to see more fluctuation.
     
  91. Teenuh

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    Updated.
     
  92. Rachel

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    She's looking really good! 110 today without a shot this morning...that's a really good number!
     
  93. Teenuh

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    PS: I'm going to set up the timed food pet eating thingy next Saturday (day off).
     
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  94. Kris & Teasel

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  95. Djamila

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    Ah, okay....I thought I was missing a number somewhere. It's pretty exciting seeing her come down so fast. Do you feed her treats? If so, what are you using for treats these days?
     
  96. srk4cats

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    Whew! What a relief. I dropped the bottle once, too. That was several weeks ago, so I think it's still working.
     
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  97. Teenuh

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    It is. I keep thinking something is wrong, as they were (well a few tests were in the 400's and 300's). So, I'm thinking the numbers have to be wrong. A little paranoid I guess.

    No treats right now. I only fed her, as she didn't appear to each much of what I left over this morning. It's been the same flavor for a few days and I figured she was over it. So, I just changed flavors of the FF pate.
     
  98. Djamila

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    If you caught the diabetes early, cats can sometimes heal super quickly. It's too early to know what exactly Gracie has in mind, but she sure had a good cycle today!
     
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  99. Teenuh

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    That would be amazing. My guess is that with diabetes is that there are good BS days and bad days.

    The real test will be this next week when I'm home less and busier. :nailbiting:

    On Wednesday I'll be home enough that I can do 6-7 hours worth of testing. If you suggest the testing times (+1,+2, +4 . . . ) then I can add reminders in my phone.
     
  100. Teenuh

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    I'm leaving for work in about 2 hours again--then I'll be home 2 hrs after that. Should I test again to be safe?
     

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