TYLER'S JOURNEY #5

Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by Diane Tyler's Mom, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    I don't want you staying up half the night again. You are part of this equation and you need to stay in good shape to be able to look after Tyler and DH and you. What you do think would be a good dose for tonight?
     
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    Ok , I would say a Skinny 0.5 just curious are you seeing if I chose the best dosage, would you have gone with that, or is it because you don't want be to be up all night lol, what would you have said, I try to look at past AMPS and PMPS that are close to the same BG number that I just got tonight, does that make any sense or is that how it doesn't work @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Right on. I want you to build some confidence in making dosing decisions and I agree with you 100%.... 0.5u skinny. I want you to gain confidence in your own thoughts and gut feelings and obviously looking at past BG, dose and results for some helpful info to make those decisions. It's fine for me to tell you what to shoot but if I can't be available one day, you need to be able to make some decisions. I know you know what to do, but I don't think you are giving yourself credit for knowing. :D
     
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    Ok , thanks for having faith in me lol, and yes if I know you are not going to be around I panic a little. Lol. I thought that was what you might be doing. Happy you agreed with me.Ya think I should try feeding him at +1 tonight to see if it slows down the drop and then check at+3, or would the daytime be better to do it.By the way did you see my post about Tyler's weight, it's at the end of JOURNEY #4 @MrWorfMen's Mom
    It's #116
     
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    PMPS. - 149. Shot 0.5 skinny
    +1 just fed him some FF to see if it might slow his drops down, will test his BG at +3
     
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    I'd try the +1 feeding/+3 testing and see if it makes any difference.
    Yes I saw the food post and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. One or one and a half cans of FF is not enough for a 16lb cat. I feed my girl about 300 calories per day. She was up to 20 lbs and I got her down to 18lbs. And my girl tends to be quite the couch potato. Try upping his portions a bit. It may increase his insulin needs a bit, but I can't help but wonder if he is holding onto the pounds almost like he is in starvation mode. I am not suggesting you are starving him (iI'm sure he'd let you know if he was really hungry) but that really seems like a very small number of calories for a cat that size.
     
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    How the vet figured it was to feed him 2 cans of the FF and 1/3 rd of a cup of The Dr Elseys Clean Protein Dry which is 188 calories, so that would be 388 calories.He really never eats 2 cans of the FF, and not a 1/3 rd of a cup of the Clean Protein, I know I shouldn't be only feeding the FF but he likes the kibbles. The vet was aiming to get him down to 16 lbs, when he weighed in at 18 lbs. . He's 23 lbs again, I don't understand when you say try upping his portions a bit, it may increase his insulin needs a bit,? plus wouldn't he get fatter? right now I want to feed him at +1 and he sound asleep snoring , but I'm going to try. He weighs a ton and with the extra weight and his neuropathy it's probably not good for his back legs no?

    I'll tell you one thing if I were to leave the Dr Elseys out all day he would schoff it down. I don't even give him a 1/3 rd of a cup a day. He just loves to eat and then sleep. He doesn't even finish the whole dish of FF , He will definitely eat a half of the can in the am and when I give him small portions through the day , so it might equal close to one and a half cans. So he's not starving, he would let me know, he will lick my arm if I'm sleeping at 6:00 am for the kibbles. So I have no idea how to get some weight off him. Ok now he just made a liar out of me, I woke him up and put the dish of FF about 2 tablespoons with water in it and he devoured it. When he's had enough he turns his head away. Of course he didn't get off the bed to eat it ,I had to hold the dish up to his mouth . He's spoiled. I never used to do the testing after pre shots, vet never told me all of this that we do here, so he's getting more FF now because of feeding him at +2 and so on if needed.but he's too fat, that's how he got diabetes I guess @MrWorfMen's Mom

    What does holding on to the pounds mean like he's in starvation mode.So he ate the 2 tablespoons of FF and if fast asleep lol
     
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    IMG_20171102_033912_970.jpg .Just look at him, resting his head on a pillow
     
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    PMPS. -149
    +1 fed him 2 tablespoons of FF to see if we could slow down his drop.
    and then test @+3 which would have been at 1:00 am
    Well that didn't happen, I fell asleep watching TV , damn it, woke up at 3:00 am
    +3 - 131 so now we won't know if it worked, will try it again in the am when I test his AMPS @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +9.5- 160
     
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    Morning Linda
    TUESDAY 7-9-19
    AMPS. 140 0.5 skinny or maybe 0.5 u on the line?
     
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    People who go on seriously restricted diets sometimes don't lose weight as they think they should because their body holds onto the calories they take in because of defence against the serious calorie reduction.
    I forgot Tyler was also getting the Dr. E's so he is getting enough calories so ignore me.
    You might find if you can get him off the kibble or at least reduce it and replace with canned that he will lose a bit of weight.
     
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    I think you could do 0.5u at least on the line. Remember the goal is to get him into some nice high dark green if possible.
     
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    Ok I'll just finish the bag I just bought of Dr E and just give wet, he will just have to deal with it
     
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    Ok , did you see I fell asleep again last night when I wanted to test him at +3 after feeding him @+1 to see if we could maybe slow his drop. I'm setting an alarm from now on.
     
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    TUESDAY 7-9-19
    AMPS. - 140 shooting 0.5 u right on the line
    @+1 going to feed a little FF to see if it might slow Tyler's drop down then will test @+3
     
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    If you only knew how often my best laid plans for testing didn't come to pass......It happens to all of us and probably has something to do with you staying up till the wee hours every night. I think your body is telling you, you need more rest.
     
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    You are absolutely right , but this morning I'm not going to miss trying it out
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom ok fed him @+1 to see if it might slow down the drop
    TUESDAY 7-9-19
    AMPS - 140. Shot 0.5 on the line
    @+1 fed him his FF classic chicken Pate
    +3 - 87. Just fed him again FF what do you think about the BG if 87 I wonder what he would have been at if I didn't feed @+1 and tested him @+2 @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +4- 101 no food @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +5.5 - 101 @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +9.25 - 159
     
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    Well that is a question you'll never know the answer to. When you feed Tyler his BG would naturally go up but the insulin clicks into action early so when you feed him at pre-shot and again at +1 you are giving the insulin when it starts dropping BG more to work with which slows down the drop at bit. Tyler has an early nadir so feeding early looks like it does slow him down a bit and pushed out his low point a bit. Check at +5 and see if he is surfing at all. I like that 87.
     
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    Ok will check @+5 , I was getting a little nervous there, I didn't feed him after +4 is that ok @MrW
     
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    You fed him at +3 so he didn't need more at +4. If he was down lower then yes but he is in great shape & seems to always level off around +4/5.
     
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    Ok +5.5 - 101 yeah @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +9.25- 159
    Just filled it in #20 @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom please take a look at his numbers for today #20 how do you think he did?
    PMPS - 139 0.5 u right on the line
    Fed @+1
    +3- 108 table spoon of FF he was looking for food.
    This morning it was almost the same BG (140) and we gave 0.5 on the line and then fed at +1 and checked @+3.
    Do you think I should do the same dosage @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Sounds like a plan to me. What a loverly cycle he had today! kissing cat.jpg
     
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    Ok yes he did I was surprised, you were correct about feeding him @+1 , like I said you are a genius! Let's hope it goes the same tonight. Oh one question remember when I asked you today if I should feed again @+4 #23 . You said I fed him @+3 and said I didn't need to feed him @+4 which his BG was 101, you said if he went down lower than that then yes feed. I'm trying to ask what BG wouldn't I feed at, or feed at. Hope you get what I'm trying to ask lol @MrWorfMen's Mom I'm going to do the same tonight feed @+1 and then test @+3
     
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    If he is up a bit or basically the same, he really doesn't need food however if he is hungry you can give him a bit. Don't want the poor guy starving all night. If he drops down to between 80 and 90, then give him a little snack of LC food to hold him. If he's in the 60's or 70's he's going too low and you need to prop him up with more food and perhaps a bit more carb.
    Let's see if the experiment with the food timing holds true in the next few cycles. It could be a fluke or it's working. I never like to jump to conclusions based on one cycle. antijinx-emoticon.png
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom for some reason I'm not getting your alerts up at the time, the only reason I see you replied back to me is if I got to the thread and see if you answered me
     
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    I often have to refresh my screen if I keep it open on a particular thread with no other activity. If you go off this thread, reading elsewhere, you should see the alert. Sometimes they come through and sometimes they don't. I just make it a habit to refresh every so often.
     
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    Ok just got this one
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom just tested his
    +3- 108 fed him a table spoon of FF he was looking for food.
    Added his +3 onto #25
     
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    I'd try the skinny 0.75u if you can monitor and see how that works with the altered food schedule.
     
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    Morning Linda ok will try eye balling it as close as I can get it. Talk later and will do the altered feeding schedule @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Does DH refer to daughter or dear husband, if husband he passed 11 yrs ago
     
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    WEDNESDAY 7-10-19
    AMPS - 162. Giving 0.75 skinny
    @+1 will only feed and @+3 will test
    +3.5 - 123. Was hoping for it to be lower than this @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +7- 143 .fed him @+1 and +7 will test tonight PMPS @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Sorry I meant to type DD and out of habit put the wrong acronym...don't use DD very often! My bad!:blackeye:
     
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    No prob, was looking at the glossary and learning what they all mean:cat:
     
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    Tyler's BG numbers are all on #37 for this morning WEDNESDAY 7-10-19 giving 0.75 skinny, tried to eye ball it as best as I can @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Don't get greedy. :woot:Slow and steady wins the race and you'll get more low blues and high dark greens again very soon.
     
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    Lol ok I won't, will post his PMPS tonight, another hot and humid day, I go outside for 5 minutes and the sweat is just dripping off me lol. I want fall!
     
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    I don't know what made me think of this but in the FF classic chicken Pate I assume that phosphorus level is acceptable for diabetic cats @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Phosphorus is not a concern for diabetics but it is for kitties with kidney problems and a number of cats with diabetes are dealing with kidney issues.

    It was like a sauna bath here today and I too didn't last long outside but I DON'T want fall. I just wish it would be less humid!
     
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    Ok I'll take less humid, I'll meet u halfway lol Tested Tyler
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    PMPS - 157 think we should do 0.5 on the line since it's pm cycle or try the 0.75 skinny again?
    Do you think I can shoot a half hour earlier, which would be 9:30 pm. Had to feed him early he just wouldn't shut up lol. @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Sure you can shoot 30 minutes early. It's up to you but since it's a night cycle if you aren't comfortable with the skinny 0.75, then I'd stick to a fat 0.5u. Your choice....there is no right or wrong.
     
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    Ok I think I'll go with the skinny 0.75 u tonight and feed again @+1 and test @+3 Like you said I'll do this for a few more cycles and see if it makes a difference with slowing down the drop @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    WEDNESDAY 7-10-19
    PMPS - 157 shooting skinny 0.75 & feeding @+1 and testing @+3 to see if it slows his drop down
    +3- 115 @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +6 - 108 he was hungry fed FF
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom good morning Linda
    THURSDAY 7-11-19
    AMPS - 157 skinny 0.75 u ? It's funny his PMPS was exactly the same last night
    Do you think I should still continue feeding @+1 @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Yes I think I would continue feeding at +1. Look at last night's cycle with Tyler's nadir appearing to be around +6. Every cycle may not be the same but it does appear he's getting a little more mileage with the earlier feeding. The PMPS last night and AMPS today being the same can happen. It makes for a nice smooth cycle to cycle. You could do the skinny 0.75u again or try a fat 0.5u and see what he does.
     
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    Ok I'll go with the skinny 0.75 skinny again and will check in later stay cool today and kiss your fur babies for me, I hope Myster is doing ok @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Told you there would be some more green in Tyler's future. Good idea to feed him a bit to keep him from dropping much more and hopefully keep him surfing in the green for a bit!
     
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    I said that to myself right when I saw his BG, is it ok to wait till +5 to test him again @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Yes I think you can wait till +5. Don't think much will change by +4 since he just ate.
     
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    Ok thanks that's what I figured, every time the word surfing is used I immediately think of the song by The Beach Boys called Surfin USA lol @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    if everyone had an ocean, 'cross the USA ...



    little surfer, little one
    make my world come all undone ...
     
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    animated-cat-image-0055.gif Your goal for Tyler! LOL! Is this guy surfing in time with the music?
     
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    Too funny
     
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    Surfer Girl
     
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    yeah, I grew up with those ... much preferred surfin' music to Beatles, though some of their harmonies were exquisite
     
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    Me too, I wasn't crazy about the Beatles
     
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    but then, I was living in northern California at the time .. no surfing there, just dry heat in the summer, tule fogs in the winter
     
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    My very first concert was the Beatles sitting up in the rafters in a huge venue with girls fainting all around us. Most ridiculous situation I have ever seen. Couldn't see or hear a darn thing (screaming girls OY!) Put me right off concerts of any extremely "popular" groups. Have to admit, I had a real crush on Paul McCartney and I did like their music back then. Now while a few choice songs of their later music is good, I have to question my "younger" taste when I hear "She Loves You! :rolleyes:
     
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    Lol I would watch videos of them when the girls would be fainting and they were being carried out, I did like a few of their songs though. One person I wished I saw was Elvis Presley when he was young, but I was too young then. When he was all dressed in black leather and was sitting on a small stage and all the girls were sitting around him. Oh my God lol It was the television special on NBC aired 12-3-1968 it marked his return to live performance after 7 yrs during which his career was centered around the movie business
     
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    HAHAHA! While I can listen to Elvis, his gyrations and what I perceived as being a little full of himself, always drove me crazy and not in a good way. I too was a little too young to have been caught up in his heyday!
     
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    Lol you are too funny
     
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    maybe I went more for musicianship rather than flash -- mostly big band, early jazz, and light classical played around our house, then I was allowed to listen to the radio at bedtime, mostly 50s ballads (Wayward Wind, Ramblin' Rose, etc); later my cousin, eight years older, introduced me to folk music (Kingston Trio, Limelighters, Brothers 4, etc)

    listened more to Glenn Yarbrough than John Denver .. just loved Chad Mitchell Trio

    college concerts (no screaming!) -- Harry Belafonte, Herb Alpert, Judy Collins

    I went to school with Lynn Anderson ("Rose Garden", etc), was in chorus with her Mrs. Phillips made us both lip-synch -- Lynn because she "didn't blend" and me because my voice was changing, no longer a soprano but couldn't "hear" the alto line after all the years I'd been singing in church choirs
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom just tested at +5
    +5 - 100 filled it in on #52
    Now I don't know why I just thought of this lol
    For an example say I shoot his morning insulin at 9:00 am
    Ok +1 would be at 10:00 am
    +2 would be at 11:00 am
    +3 would be at 12:00 noon
    +4 would be at 1:00 pm
    All of a sudden I just thought about when I feed him @+1 which would have been at 10:00 am right?
    Now when I test him let's say at +5 it would be at 2:00 pm because I'm going by when I gave him his Insulin,
    I don't go by the +1 just because I fed him do you get what I'm trying to say @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    All of the pluses with a number that I use are based on the time since the insulin was given. Does that help.
     
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    Ok so I always go by when the insulin was given, so I'm doing it correctly when it comes to the feeding @+1
    Just tested @+6 - 114 added it to #52 again @MrWorfMen's Mom
    I just wanted to put Tyler's Birthday in the signature , but stopped , did I screw it up, can you still see his SS @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Yup. Got the spreadsheet but don't see his birthday.
     
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    Ok thank God you can see it, I'm afraid to go in and put it so I stopped
     
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    With meter variance, while it looks like he's gone up a wee bit, it could just be meter variance so he's still having a good cycle.
     
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    +9 - 140 no food last test until PMPS which will be at 8:30 pm
    Added +9 to #52 again @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    Yes I agree with your dose choice. I was hoping he'd do his extra little drop at the back end of the cycle but looks like he skipped it today. o_O
     
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    Yes so do I ok will see what happens tonight thanks @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    THURSDAY 7-11-19
    PMPS - 171 shooting skinny 0.75 u will feed @+1 and test @+3
    +3 - 96 fed him FF
    +5 - 98 he was hungry fed FF
    +7 - 102 no food @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +10 - 149 @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
    Ashley has a doctor's appointment this afternoon at 2:30 pm have to leave at 2:00 pm
    Here's what it is
    First , can I shoot this morning at 9:00 am, last night I shot at 9:30pm
    Here's why if I can shoot at 9:00 am and feed @+1 (10:00 am)
    I can then test @+3 which will be (12:00 noon) and feed FF
    Then I can test at +5 which will be at (2:00 pm) before I leave and feed him
    I should be home by +7 which would be (4:00 pm )
    Do you think that would be ok , or do you think shooting at 9:00 am is to early @MrWorfMen's Mom just tested at 8:30 am
    FRIDAY 7-12-19
    AMPS - 153 do you think skinny 0.75 is ok since of the changes I'm making just for today @MrWorfMen's Mom Pretty good cycle last night wouldn't you say since he ended with 149 @+10
     
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  82. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Yes you can shoot up an hour early as long as BG is high enough. I might go with a fat 0.5u today only because if you are out and he did happen to go lower, you don't want to be chasing numbers while trying to run out the door. You'd probably be fine with the higher dose but Tyler has been hitting a good green with that dose and there is always the potential for him to go a little lower than ideal.
     
  83. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    Ok I'll shoot the fat 0.5 u , I filled in his AMPS on the SS 153
    He had a good run last night wouldn't you say @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
  84. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Absolutely :Dand exactly why I suggested backing off just a smidge today. Those greens are perfect range and you don't want him going much lower so better to be a little cautious when you know you have to leave and don't have the option of putting off the outing time wise.
     
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    THURSDAY 7-12-19
    AMPS - 153 shot 0.5 fat
    +1 feed him FF
    +3 - 101 no food given
    +4.5 - 110. Headed out to doctors so I figured I'd give him some FF
     
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    All depends on your ability/desire to monitor. Either a skinny 0.75u or a fat 0.5 IMHO. We all need some sleep and you need to look after you as well if not better than you look after Tyler. :)
     
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    I think tonight I'll go with the fat 0.5 . I guess this afternoon he didn't do that bad @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    FRIDAY 7-12-2019 shooting fat 0.5 u and do the same +1 feeding and test @+3
    PMPS - 158
    +1 feed FF
    +3
     
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    He did just fine today. I applaud your decision. Too often we get caught up in getting kitty into optimal range when our energy is being depleted. I did it and regretted it sometimes so I always try to encourage folks to realize this has to be a balance between kitty and caregiver. :):)
     
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    Thank you, but I thank you for suggesting going with the fat 0.5 u this morning since I would be at the doctor's.You are absolutely right, I getting a little bit run down lol. While I'm sitting here looking at the clock for his next test, he's sleeping away nice and cozy lol. On another note did you happen to see the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, about Freddie Mercury and Queen, the guy that played him was amazing ,he got his mannerisms down pat. Freddie was such an amazing performer and what a voice. It seemed like he was a very lonely person though. So sad @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    I was never a big fan of rock so never paid much attention to Queen although I did enjoy "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions". Other than that I have no clue what they sang/wrote. Rock was hubbie's domain. I'm more of a folk, soul, reggae, country and a bit of classical music style girl. So I never saw the movie nor would I have known whether the actor got the mannerisms down pat. LOL! EHID!

    Too often I think we forget about ourselves and we don't realize how run down we are getting. I was on my own with Menace and remember getting sick (thankfully doesn't happen often) and trying to deal with her and thinking I did this to myself by not taking ME into consideration. It's Ok to be a little selfish sometimes to recharge your batteries. You have your DD to worry about too and all of that can take it's toll. Be kind to yourself. Tyler will be fine....he's looking great!
     
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    You absolutely right, between my daughter, Tyler and his brother Perry the one with kidney disease and seizures, I don't know if I'm coming or going. Perry gets one liquid med at 7 am , 3pm and 11 pm. The another liquid med at 9 am and 9 pm. Then he gets cerenia at 6:30 am. I feel like a nurse with the cart handing out meds lol. I'm definitely going to start taking better care of myself. I don't work so once in awhile I'll take a little nap and just set my alarm for which cat has to get their meds or Tyler needs to get tested. Then between housework, laundry, food shopping and cooking for my father I'm exhausted. From now on I'm going to chill. Thanks for the kind words ok it's almost time to test Tyler @+3 @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom want to hear how tired I am right now
    I fed Tyler @+1 which was 10:15 pm, then I wait until +3 to test him which would be 12:15 am
    Well I tested him @+2 which was 11:15 pm, was thinking of Perry's medicine which I give him at 11:00 pm.
    His BG @+2 - 100 didn't feed anything, so we have
    FRIDAY 7-12-19
    PMPS - 158 fat 0.5 u
    +1 fed him his FF
    +2 - 100 no food
    +4 - 101 fed him FF @MrWorfMen's Mom this was last night
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
    SATURDAY 7-13-19
    AMPS - 223 surprised he's this high? What do you think ? Skinny 0.75 or fat 0.5 u @MrWorfMen's Momhad to test early because have to leave the house because of the guy mowing the lawn, Ashley with the noise level.
    Tyler got done eating at 8:35 am, what is the latest I can shoot @MrWorfMen's Mom
    I know you said I can shoot up an hour early as long as BG is high enough, but what is the latest I can shoot after eating
     
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  96. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    You can shoot anytime 30 minutes after the food and if you have to delay his shot, you can just make sure he has food on his tummy for bit and shoot whenever you can.
     
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    That 223 could be telling us he needs a little more insulin OR it could mean he went a little lower last night than we know about and is bouncing. I think you can give him a skinny 0.75u as long as you will be able to test within 3 to 4 hours post shot.
     
  98. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    Will go with 0.75 skinny
     
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    SATURDAY 7-13-19
    AMPS - 223 went with skinny 0.75 u
    +1 feed him FF
    +3 - 93 just fed him FF will keep testing @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +5 - 106 no food given @MrWorfMen's Mom
    +6.5 - 135 fed him some FF was hungry , done until PMPS @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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    PMPS - 164 0.75 skinny? His numbers were pretty good today @MrWorfMen's Mom
     

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