Should I increase Merry's insulin .25u?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by LuanneP, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. LuanneP

    LuanneP Member

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    Hi guys, When you have a chance would you mind taking a peek at Merry's spreadsheet please? I'm seeing a few more blue & yellow numbers than I was but he's still not controlled. He's currently receiving 2u of Lantus every 12 hrs. Do you think I should increase him to 2.25u every 12 hours or give him a bit more time at 2u? He never eats within 2 hours of his AMPS/PMPS. I've been trying to get more of the mid cycle BG numbers which is tricky when I work but I'm trying to fill in the blanks as best I can. I'm going to send his spreadsheet to the vet & I'm guessing she'll ask me to increase another .5u but if you guys think I should increase as well I will only increase by .25u . As far as symptoms go, he acts like a normal kitty, he's not drinking or peeing excessively and he's gained weight since I've been fostering him & looks great. Any feedback appreciated :)

    PS I do have to be careful to do what the vet asks since Merry belongs to the rescue group but I know she increases by .5u at a time & now that I know more I feel more comfortable only increasing by .25u as you guys recommend.
     
  2. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    Sorry nobody has gotten back to you yet! It might help to be posting in the Lantus forum instead of here

    Is there any way to get a "before bed" test on the PM cycle? Without that you're really missing half the picture of what's going on with Merry.
     
  3. LuanneP

    LuanneP Member

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    Before bed is only at +3 because he gets his insulin at 8am/8pm so it's tricky at night. The vet wants me to do another curve whenever I can so I might be able to do that on Saturday if I'm home enough.
     
  4. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    That's OK!!.....any data is good data.....and by +3 you'll usually know if he's dropping too much or too fast
     
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  5. LuanneP

    LuanneP Member

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    Usually at +3 he hasn't dropped but I can check a few times before bed so we have that data.
     
  6. LuanneP

    LuanneP Member

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    At +3 after Merry's PM shot he is usually a bit higher & hasn't started to drop at that point. I checked it a couple times after @Chris & China mentioned it & I had also checked it a while ago with the same result. I'll be doing a curve tomorrow during the day to see if that looks any better than previous curves.
     
  7. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    I think you're probably safe to go ahead and go up to 2.25
     

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