Novolin to ProZinc?

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Philly loves his smokey, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Philly loves his smokey

    Philly loves his smokey New Member

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    Just got switched by a new vet from novolin N to prozinc. He gets massive doses of novolin, 12 twice a day and 5 when needed. Anyone have any advice on what to expect? The vet told me it might be more effective and last longer, but she has me only giving him 2 units twice a day. I'm afraid this will be wayyyy to little and he already has pretty bad neuropathy in his hind legs. My poor guy....
     
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Hi again, i answered your welcome thread and I see you had some answers in your acro thread. The best thing you can do to help us advise you is to set up the spreadsheet. Here’s the link again, if you need help just ask and we’ll do it for you http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/
    A drop to 2u from 12 is a lot, please be sure to check Smokey for ketones. Have you started the prozinc yet? What kind of numbers are you seeing? Are you getting both Preshot and midcycle tests?
     
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  3. Lisa and little

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    Hello and welcome.while I cannot comment on what the difference in dosing would be between Novolin and Prozinc I can say that Zobaline seems to help with neuropathy. You can buy it direct from ilifelink.com. Worth a try....
     
  4. Philly loves his smokey

    Philly loves his smokey New Member

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    I will look into the spreadsheet! I am pleasantly surprised at his glucose levels so far. He is staying around mid 200's to mid 300s. I am seeing my vet again this week and will have to increase his dose. Considering he was getting 24+ units of novolin every 24hrs and he was around 250 with high spikes here and there, I am very impressed with prozinc. He is only getting 4 units a day and he isn't spiking like he used to on novolin! I do realize that U-40 is a lot more per unit. 2 units of it equals about 6 units of U-100. But it's working well so far. I'm not going to get too excited cuz it's still early. Thanks for ur insight. I need to spend some time and get his ketones tested, the acro blood test done, the spreadsheet, etc etc. I dont have a lot of money or free time right now, but my boy is very important to me so I am going to figure something out! Thanks again for ur help!
     
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  5. Philly loves his smokey

    Philly loves his smokey New Member

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    Thanks so much. I think that's what other people suggested for neuropathy, unless there is another one that works well... I will look for the other post, but pretty sure that's what they said cured 99 percent of their cats neuropathy.
     

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