Should I feed early, BG climbing

Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by mary hornbeck, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. mary hornbeck

    mary hornbeck Member

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    hi everyone,
    Please see SS for marmalade. His BG was great this morning so I skipped the insulin. He is consistently climbing to over 400bg, I am sure by 6 he will be in the black. To my surprise his BG went down before the 6p mark, see SS.
    Update:
    Per SS BG going down. Should I feed early so BG won’t spike between now, 5 p, and 6? Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
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  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mary, did you feed and shoot early?
     
  3. mary hornbeck

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    I was going to but marmalades BG started to drop about an hour and a half before the PMPS. I think I still should of given hi. Insulin this morning, what r your thoughts
    Was it wise to skip his insuln?
     
  4. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Didnt @JanetNJ give you a sliding dosing scale? I’ve never used vetsulin and so I would hesitate to tell you to shoot a 113. One thing to do when you get a low preshot number is to stall for 20 min with no food and retest. If the number is going up, you can shoot. With vetsulin, maybe a reduced dose, Janet will know more about that. My insulin is levemir and it’s a totally different dosing strategy!
     
  5. mary hornbeck

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    Yes, she did give me a sliding scale but marmalade seems to do better with the 1.5 u
     
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  6. Sharon14

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    I know I’ve heard prozinc users say some cats do better with a steady dose, while others need the sliding scale. With my insulin, it’s steady dose only. Marmalade looks like he’s responding well to the insulin. How is he feeling? That’s what is the most important.
     
  7. mary hornbeck

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    It’s funny because when his numbers are high I can tell because he looks sleepy and squints his eyes. As soon as his numbers started dropping tonight his eyes were wide open
     
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  9. mary hornbeck

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  10. JanetNJ

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    She's trying something else.
     
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