Units to much

Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by Butterscotch 2007, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Butterscotch 2007

    Butterscotch 2007 New Member

    Mar 19, 2017
    My vet has me doing 10 units twice a day. Blood levels have never been normal or lower than around 350 mostly 500 or more. I'm scared she is getting too much. Not sure what to do
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    Hi Butterscotch! Are you home testing?
  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Holy cow that's a huge dose.

    How long ago was she diagnosed? What was her original starting dose?

    How was it determined that it needed to be raised and how quickly?

    What is your car eating?

    If you aren't testing at home, start immediately... That's a scary big dose. And please have honey On hand in case she hypos.
  4. Renee1960

    Renee1960 Member

    Nov 19, 2016
    my vet had me doing the same thing. he hypoed. they told me i didn't need to test. i am testing now and have gone on my own with the dosage. right now we are at 3.5 and he's much better off. the vet had us at 9u bid and tried 10 bid because they said he was high but it was from bouncing. if you are not home testing i would highly recommend it especially at the big dose. i am thinking that they raised your dose too quickly?
  5. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    I am inclined to say go with your gut. If your inner voice is telling you it's too much, it probably is. I would get a second opinion at a different vets office. There are only a very few rare instances where a cat would need a high dose like that. Most cats never need more than 3-4 units, and that's usually only for a short period of time.
  6. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2016
    Yikes! Noah has some other medical issues that affect his dose but he floats between 5 to 6 units, 10 is really high. I know a bunch of strangers telling you that may be too much can be hard to swallow when your vet says otherwise but we constantly battle with vets who advise against home testing for some unknown reason. Get a meter and start testing at home, TODAY! We can show you how, where, what to use and what the numbers mean. You'll always be welcome here and most of us have made big-time mistakes along the way. Be honest with yourself, your cat and us and we'll show you it's not a tragedy although it can be a big pain in the whazoo!

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