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Porto in OTJ trial, thanking everybody!

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Manu & Porto, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Manu & Porto

    Manu & Porto Member

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    Before computer crash


    We are back after almost two months of having to handle things with Porto´s diabetes without the help and support of the forum, because my laptop crashed. We had to wait for the waranty to take over so they could give me a new one and that took what seemed like forever.

    In the meanwhile, Porto has started to have even better BG numbers and we are now off insulin and doing great so far!
    Couldnt have done it without you wonderful people, @Tracey&Jones, @Bobbie And Bubba, @Wendy&Neko and so many other wonderful moms that come here, so thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
    Not going anywhere for now, even tho we dont have need right now to post the daily condo, we will stay around and try and return some of the kindness and help that was given to us when in need!
    Everybody have a great start of the week, sending healing vibes to all the babies in need and their moms! :bighug::kiss:
     
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  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    How exciting! Congratulations!
     
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  3. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    This news of Porto has just made my day! :cat::bighug::) You are almost there!!!! Since you were offline for a few months, did anyone give you the guidelines for the OTJ trial and which gives some other good info?

    Start the trial on the next green pre shot.
    If he/she is green at your normal test times, no need to test further until the next "PS" time; just feed small meals and go about your day. If he/she is blue at your normal "PS", feed a small meal and test again after about 3 or 4 hours. If his/her number is lower 3-4 hours after a meal, then the pancreas is working!
    Post every day so we can monitor your progress and see if any tweaks are needed. He/she may have a sporadic blue number. Don't panic but post before you decide whether to shoot so we can have a discussion.
    After 14 days of no insulin, we have a party!!
    Sometimes the trial doesn't work the first time and we have to give a little more support in the form of resuming insulin. It's not the end of the world if that happens; we just give him/her the support needed. Our goal is a strong remission and it's better to take our time to get that than to rush into remission just to have it fail later on.
    Good luck with the trial!!!
    Once he/she is through the trial successfully, you enter a new phase. Your cat is still diabetic but has now become diet-controlled. Continue feeding low carb food in the manner successful for your kitty. If you decide to change his/her feeding schedule, let your meter be your guide to the best times to feed. Avoid medications with sugar in them and steroid medications unless they are medically essential. Continue testing blood glucose weekly for the first month and then monthly forever. It's a good idea to weigh him/her monthly. Weight should remain stable. If he/she seems "off" or sick, or is showing signs of diabetes (excessive drinking, eating, urinating, weight loss), test his/her blood glucose right away. Keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy; dental issues can bring a cat out of remission. If you see rising blood glucose numbers, it's time for a visit to the vet!


    AND we will want a party for Porto! @Camille and Cyclone
     
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  4. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    That is fantastic news! It looks like he has been OTJ for 12 days already!

    That is great to see.
     
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  5. Olive & Paula

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  6. Joanne&TinySole

    Joanne&TinySole Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Porto!!!! Time for a Pawteee!!!
     
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  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    We consider a cat to be OTJ when they have gone 14 days without insulin in normal numbers. Today is day 12 and looking good. :D
     
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  8. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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  9. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    YEA!!!!
     
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  10. Camille and Cyclone

    Camille and Cyclone Member

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    I'm sending a pm with details! :)
     
  11. Crista & Ming

    Crista & Ming Well-Known Member

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    Yay!!!!! Porto!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm new but hi!
     
  12. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!! Go Porto!!!
     
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  13. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Great news! :D
     
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  14. Rebecca.garfie

    Rebecca.garfie Member

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    Congrats THTS great news keep going strong. Can't wait for the pawtay
     
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  15. Kylee and Her Mom Renee'

    Kylee and Her Mom Renee' Member

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    So happy for you!! Some great people here. They have the greatest to me too.
     
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  16. Kako & Tux

    Kako & Tux Well-Known Member

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    WOW, how exciting! :bighug:
     
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  17. Manu & Porto

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    Wow! Thank you all soo much, I just saw all your messages and got all emotional! :) We have been neglecting the test times a bit but keeping a close eye on him, by now I think I can tell when his BG goes higher than usual and he´s been a happy boy throughout this trial.
    Thank you, Bobbie, I was missing some of that info so now I know how to organise!

    Gonna send some photos and lets get this party started :D :bighug:
     
  18. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Congrats
     
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  19. Manu & Porto

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    Thank you Bellasmom!
     
  20. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    Yay and congratulations!
     
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  21. Riin

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    Congrats!!!
     
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  22. LittleRa

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    Congrats! Hopefully I will be OTJ someday soon as well!
     
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