Shoot or don’t shoot? Help

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  1. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

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    I know there isn’t much on Diamond’s SS. I just did his pmps it was 159 then I tested again (within 5 min) and it was 177. He hasn’t eaten since his morning shot. I just fed everyone. Did not give shot. Suggestions on what to do next please.
     
  2. Nan & Amber

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    Has he had his meal with everyone else, or are you still stalling?

    Do you have testing supplies and high carb food, and can you monitor tonight if you do shoot?
     
  3. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

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    I fed him with everyone else. I don’t have any high carb food on hand. I’ve been meaning to get some
     
  4. Nan & Amber

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    Your choices are: shoot a full dose, shoot a partial dose, or skip. This is considered a safe number to shoot, but usually you work your way down with lower and lower preshots, so this is a bit sudden for you. You may want to wait for a better circumstance (all supplies in order, a daytime cycle) to shoot your first under-200 number.

    IMPORTANT: That's assuming no history of DKA or ketones-- if Diamond has had a DKA, you want to shoot if at all possible.

    If you are feeling up to shooting tonight, it is possible as long as you're ready to monitor and you have something like honey or karo syrup to act as a high-carb booster. If you don't have anything like that, I don't think I would. Almost certainly, Diamond would behave himself and stay in safe numbers if you were to shoot, but it's not worth the risk if you aren't prepared for the alternative.

    What do you think?
     
  5. krazy4kritters

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    If I don’t shoot, do I just start tomorrow am with normal dosing.
     
  6. Nan & Amber

    Nan & Amber Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you'd just note tonight's in the spreadsheet as a ns (no shot) and keep going as usual otherwise.
     
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