Question about how low do we go?

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  1. dana moore

    dana moore Member

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    I'm curious, at what point do we want to give food? I get freaked out when Hitchcocks # gets to 80-98 at 2+ so I always give him something to eat. Do we want there sugar to drop to 60? I don't understand. How low do we really want it to go? I know 80-120 is normal but I'm just confused am i doing the right thing by feeding him or do I want it to drop more? 40-60 is dangerous and we don't want those numbers, right?
     
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    His numbers have been good latley except for the other night when he got into the dry catfood! :nailbiting:
     
  3. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Hey Dana, sorry for the delay. That was a pretty big drop from the AM to the +2 so I would give some LC food to slow down the cycle. The 98 is a great number but because of the drop a little LC food can help to flatten out the cycle. If he were to continue to drop closer to 50 then you might want to give a little MC food. When I say a little I mean less than an ounce. I use Fancy Feast and I would give 1/8 of the can and then retest in 30 minutes to see if that food is holding.
     
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    Just saw where you gave some food at the 98, good. I always note what kind of food, LC, MC or HC and how much then if helps me when I need to steer again I will have an idea of what food did what to the numbers.
     
  5. Rachel

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    You're using a human meter right? When they hit about 50 on a human meter, we start to worry and steer. And honestly, it can depend. If you're hitting say...60 at the nadir point, I would say to just watch closely. If you're hitting 60 3 hours after the shot, we've clearly got a problem because he's likely to keep dropping. So it can depend on how far he has dropped (was it a really high preshot or was it fairly low) and how far along in the cycle is he? Honestly, 80 is a good number...but it looks like you are getting those greens super early in the cycle. Do you feed each time you get a green? I'm thinking the dose is too high because he shouldn't be going so low at +2...I assume you've been feeding which has steered him up into those lovely blues and made it look like his nadir is at +2. If you didn't feed then, I think you would have seen some even lower numbers and possibly a hypo.

    I guess what I'm trying to say (in that long rambly paragraph I just posted) is that I think you may have too high of a dose. He's dropping quickly to low numbers early in the cycle. And I think you may be seeing some bouncing with those preshots...or maybe they're higher when you've had to steer. I think, if he was mine, I'd drop the dose back to 0.4 and monitor. Run a curve if possible, so we could see how it affects him. That's the dose that gave him some nice blues last time. That's just my opinion, though! What do you think?

    If you're ever worried that his numbers are crashing down fast, post here and on Health and ask for help. There's plenty of experienced folks around here who have walked people through low numbers before and they will be happy to help you!
     
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  6. Ruby&Baco

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    I agree with Rachel!
    Hitchcock is doing well Dana! :bighug:
     
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    Dana, just saw that it is your birthday today! Baco, Minnie and I wish you a happy birthday! :bighug: Hope you had a wonderfull day, and that Hitchcock gave you some nice numbers for your birthday:woot:
     
  8. Sharon14

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    Happy Birthday Dana!
     
  9. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday Dana!
     
  10. AbyResq

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    Happy Birthday!
     
  11. Rachel

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    Happy birthday!
     
  12. Carol & Murphy

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    Rachel is right on!! and happy belated birthday!!
     
  13. Ruby&Baco

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    Hi Dana, how are you and Hitchcock doing? I'm curious to know since your ss isn't updated for a while!
    Let us know:bighug:
     
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