up 500 in a half hour?!!

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by srk4cats, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. srk4cats

    srk4cats Well-Known Member

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    Has this happened to anyone? At 5:45, Chloe was at 28. Then she was eating and I tested again and she was HI. I'm freaking out!
     
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Do a third test right now, Roberta. One of the two previous ones was a dud.
     
  3. srk4cats

    srk4cats Well-Known Member

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    It's HI again. I couldn't find any strips for the Everpaw so I used the Relion.
     
  4. srk4cats

    srk4cats Well-Known Member

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    I think I'd better give her some insulin. Do you think 2 units is enough or too much?
     
  5. Kris & Teasel

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    PLease DO NOT give insulin until you get that third test. I can't say this strongly enough. If the actual BG is close to the first 28 and not the second HI giving insulin is dangerous.
     
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  6. Rachel

    Rachel Well-Known Member

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    I'll echo Kris. NO INSULIN UNTIL YOU TEST AGAIN.
     
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  7. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Since you got two high readings I'm guessing the 28 was a bad test.
     
  8. Kris & Teasel

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    I agree. The two HIs are more likely to be correct. Please take down the red 911 now that this has been addressed.
     
  9. srk4cats

    srk4cats Well-Known Member

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    I changed the battery in the Relion and tested again at 7:00. It still said HI (3rd time). She's been eating this whole time. I gave her 2 units of the Prozinc.
    Thank you for your support. I'm still nervous, though.
     
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  10. Teenuh

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    How is her water intake?

    Don't forget about a before the bed test.
     
  11. StephG

    StephG Well-Known Member

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    Get a before bed test to ease your mind.
     
  12. Teenuh

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    ^^!!!!!!!!! if you are concerned about guidance after before bed test please ask!
     
  13. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I don't see an explanation to why you could have a jump of 500 during a cycle..... for your future reference.

    Very often when the blood glucose goes lower than the body is used to.....
    hormones will get dumped in response as a protection mechanism ...
    we call this a bounce..... so it is possible to test and have a 100 and test an hour later and have a 500. That would be an example.

    If they have been diabetic for a while without treatment, the body adjusts to a new normal.... such as 500's....
    their body has forgotten what it is like to be normal.....

    However, while it is a protective response, it is not guaranteed.....
    that is why testing is so very important in managing FD.
     
  14. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    More likely it was too small of a sample or wonky strip. Bad reading.
     
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  15. Teenuh

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    There is another post regarding this in Prozinc-land. I believe it is titled "Chloe's vet visit". She posted here and there.

    It was concluded that the 500 was in fact a real number, and the lower number was due to not enough blood on the strip.
     
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