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Sticky RECENT REMISSIONS?

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Terri and Lucy, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. membeth

    membeth Member

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    We're at five weeks of no insulin and normal BG numbers. So Pants is back in remission, which the vet said was probably not going to happen. I'm still super nervous and testing almost every day. Here's hoping it sticks.

    1. Date of Diagnosis: Original diagnosis June 2017; got a few days of Lantus and went into remission in immediately; no insulin from July 2017 to November 2018. Knocked out of remission in October 2018 due to steroids and started ProZinc in November 2018.

    2. Specific PZI: ProZinc

    3. When did you switch from dry to wet food: Immediately after original diagnosis in June 2017.

    4. If you used any other insulin besides the PZI, which one and how long were you on it: Lantus for a few days after the original diagnosis in June/July 2017, and then again for couple of doses after she came out of remission in November 2018. She crashes on Lantus, no matter how small the dose. In total, she had four hypos that required vet intervention/IV glucose. She's somewhat sensitive to ProZinc, but did fine on small doses (.2 - .5) and her BG was way more predictable.

    5. Date of last shot and average BG since then: Last shot April 13, 2019; average BG in the low 100s on an AlphaTrak2 meter. (All of my tests are food influenced -- she free feeds.)
     
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  2. Calibonbons

    Calibonbons New Member

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  3. Btwinny

    Btwinny Member

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    Scout was diagnosed in the beginning of April, 2u 2xs daily. Blood work gave 589 BG. Scout was all dry food so we switched to all wet. I started insulin right away and should have held off. She bounced a lot so we dropped to 1u after 2 weeks. After that she just or more and more blues and greens. We slowly weened her off Prozinc by doing a week or so of .25u and drops. By week 5 scout was completely OTJ. I tested for 14 days and she stayed beautifully in green. It's been 6 days since she last daily testing and I couldn't be happier.
     
  4. MamaMug

    MamaMug Member

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    Gato, 9 year old neutered male. 14lbs.
    Diagnosed 3/15/19

    Prescribe ProZinc 2u every 12 hrs, which we quickly found was too high a dose. Thankful I guys fdmb for more appropriate dosing advice!

    We switched to low carb wet food pretty much immediately. Primarily he eats Weruva chicken frickazee mixed into Weruva pates for texture.

    Dental was integral in his journey. He had 12 extractions due to rampant resorption on 4/23/19 and healed well without complications or further infection.

    His last shot was a drop on the morning of 5/12/19.
    Since then his BG generally sits anywhere from 75-90, with only a few outliers still hardly in blue.

    We'll continue testing a few times a week, as I'm a bit of a control freak. Once I'm certain he's consistently holding we'll switch to once a week.
    I'm. So proud of him and thankful for how good and sweet he's been throughout this whole process!
     
  5. Pickles's Human

    Pickles's Human New Member

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    1. Diagnosed June 3rd 2019
    2. ProZinc
    3. June 18th 2019 switch from dry to wet food (estimate)
    4. No other insulin used other than ProZinc
    5. Last shot 08/11/19 and average BG since then is 53
     

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  6. Limekitty

    Limekitty Member

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    1. Diagnosed as possible diabetes on 8/9/19
    2. Prozinc prescribed on 8/13/19
    3. Switched to Fancy Feast Classic wet food 8/14/19
    4. Last shot was .5 on 8/24/19 and average BG is 85

    Cutie Pie had surgery for an abscess in March and SD WM was added to her dry food.
    Beginning of August she was peeing outside her litter box so we thought maybe a urinary infection and took her to the Vet.
    They did urine and blood work then diagnosed her on 8/9/19. Vet prescribed ProZinc 2u every 12 hrs for 2 days then increase to 3u every 12 hrs.
    He gave us Purina DM for her food (18% carbs).

    On 8/14/19 I found this AWESOME board and spent hours/days getting educated. My husband has type 2 diabetes so I'm familiar, but still in unknown territory. We switched her to Fancy Feast classic, set up her spread sheet and posted.

    MrWorfMen's Mom (Linda) has been a fabulous mentor and angel helping us throughout this journey. :cat::D:smuggrin::cat::otj:
     
  7. membeth

    membeth Member

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    It stuck! Pants is now at 5 months of remission. I've calmed down and am only testing every few weeks instead of daily. She gained back a little bit of weight as well, and while she's still teeny tiny at 6.6 lbs, she doesn't look nearly as scraggly and skinny as she did at 6.3.
     
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  8. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    @membeth Delighted to hear Pants is doing so well. Do keep us posted. :joyful:
     
  9. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    She is such a gorgeous kitty, congrats
     
  10. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    What a precious face
     
  11. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    What a handsome kitty
     
  12. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    He's so handsome
     
  13. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    Looking at all of these precious kitties that have gone into remission. I'm so happy for all of you. Hopefully one day Tyler's name will be here, The boys are all so handsome and all of the girls are so beautiful.
     
  14. Limekitty

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    Update 10/13/19: Cutie Pie has tested between 83 and 106 (avg of 95) over the last 4 weeks. She's very active now but still wants her lap time every day and a chicken treat:cat:
     
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  15. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful kitty Cutie Pie he is
     
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  16. MarleyB

    MarleyB Member

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    Marley's adventure.
    1. Date of Diagnosis - 08/09/2018
    2. ProZinc only.
    3. When did you switch from dry to wet food
    09/03/2018 FF Classics and mixed with Friskies Pates
    4. ProZinc only.
    5. Date of last shot and average BG since then - 10/06/2018 Average of ~87 with AT2
    Some notes, we've quit picking up their food at night. They are eating two meals per day but they free-eat more like they did when they were on the dry type. We're starting to relax the testing to once a day now and may cut back even more. If you check Marley's chart, often the higher results are explainable as we see him eat just a short bit of time prior to that test.

    Hopefully this is long-term and no rebounds come our way, at least we have a better understanding of what to look for and how to help him out if needed.

    The only real issue we have now is that he has extremely dry skin. We're trying to find a lotion or something for his skin. We sold our house and the apartment does not have a humidifier on the furnace.

    We really appreciate the guidance along the way. We've relieved a lot of great help and comfort from many but a few really stand out. @MrWorfMen's Mom @Idjit's mom @Diane Tyler's Mom Thank you and apologies if I left someone out.
     
  17. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    congrats_cat_448x293.jpg I am absolutely thrilled for you and Marley! Always love remission stories and Marley's BG has been stellar! May you and Marley enjoy a long and healthy stay at the Falls! (FDMB for in remission). Thank you for letting us know!
     
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  18. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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  19. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    @MarleyB Wonderful news, there is always hope!! Congrats Marley darlin', Maybe some type of fish or krill oil orally for dry skin?
     
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  20. Limekitty

    Limekitty Member

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    Congrats on the awesome news! :cat::smuggrin:
     

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