Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by srk4cats, Jan 21, 2018.
7 am: 22, though she's acting and eating fine. wtf?
Is Chloe on or off insulin? (Not clear from SS.)
Test again to see if it's a duff reading and if not a duff reading and she's on insulin administer honey/karo/glucose to raise her levels A.S.A.P.
As soon as it's safe for you to do so, please let me know what's happening.
Yikes! I'm not usually on this board, but I'm another pair of eyes now!
Yes, definitely re-test (and hope it was a bad strip!).
Glad to see you here!
I need to pop away from the screen briefly. You OK to monitor things here for now?
BTW, Chloe is recovering from a DKA episode. See following thread for recent background info:
I can stick around, yes.
Waiting for an update, indeed!
Cool. BRB ...
@srk4cats - Roberta, please do another test and give us an update. Fingers crossed it's just a wonky test strip.
This is without insulin?
WHEW! She ate and I tested again at 7:40 and she's at 275.
Whew indeed! Thanks for letting us know Chloe's in OK numbers.
Ok. Must have been a bad strip or too small of a sample. That's a relief.
I'm going to test one more time before I give her insulin. How often does one get a wonky test strip? I already called the hospital and said the vet who discharged her didn't know what she was doing.
Whenever you get a number that seems out of place, it's good to test again. It's most often that there is too little or too much blood on the test strip, or it's not inserted exactly right, or things along those lines.
I use an Alphatrak 2 and in 2½ years I only got 2 or 3 dodgy readings. I don't think that there's any probability figure one can work to. The general principle is to always test again if one gets a BG reading that is out of whack with recent trends. If multiple recheck tests are in the same region as the first questionable result then take action as dictated by the test results. If multiple rechecks are in the same ballpark as other recent data then they are more likely to be giving the right picture (though no guarantees!). If in any doubt, always test again for safety.
Thank you. I'll try not to panic if it happens again.
I'm going to order more Prozinc. I'm almost out and I can't wait until tomorrow to talk with regular vet. I'll get off the Lantus board.
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