Should I give shot?

Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by Glenn & Sam, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Glenn & Sam

    Glenn & Sam New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Hey there!

    Sam has been in Vetsulin for a very short time.
    She was diagnosed last week and I switched her to wet food (Friskies Pate) and have only been giving 1 unit (vet prescribed 2).
    I've been testing her BG with the Accuchek compact and the past few days have been in the blue and last night was low enough (136) that I decided I didn't have enough info on how she reacts to the insulin(haven't established her nadir) so i opted to no shoot.
    This morning she is at 152 and I'm still not sure if I should give her a shot.

    Any suggestions on how to proceed from here?
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2018
    Reason for edit: add info
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    I'm really glad you decided to lower the dose on your own! She's still a tiny bit higher than ideal. I suggest you give 0.5 u (eyeball if you have to) and get at least one test between +4 and +6. You need that data to properly assess the dose. Also get a before bed test in the evening. It's great that you're testing at home! :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2018
  3. Glenn & Sam

    Glenn & Sam New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Thanks! I didn't see this until later so I skipped the dose.
    That leads me to another question.
    Here is what she tested at so far today:
    No shot 152
    +5 138
    +9 125

    Is it strange that she hasn't had a shot since yesterday morning and her #'s are decreasing?

    We are getting ready to leave for a outing tonight, should I still do a .5 shot?

    Thanks again for your guidance!
     
    JanetNJ likes this.
  4. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Looks like she might be heading toward remission. Most people here would recommend a tiny dose to ease her into near normal numbers. You could try 0.5 u or even 0.25 u tomorrow AM when you can be around to monitor.
     
  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Here's a guide for kitties who might be going OTJ ("off the juice"):

    Prior to starting an OTJ trial, one wants to see kitty mostly in the range of a healthy cat (50 - 80 mg/dL), but under 100 overall... with only occasional readings in the 100 - 120 range.

    Remission is achieved when kitty can go 14 days without insulin while maintaining normal blood glucose values under 100 overall. Most will stay in the 50 - 80mg/dL range. Although, some will occasionally experience BG numbers up to 120 mg/dL.
     
    Bama Kitty Mom (AL) likes this.

Share This Page