01/15 Charlie AMPS 61 +2(47) +2&15min (61)

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  1. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    This is the first time I got a light green and not sure what to do? @tiffmaxee
     
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  2. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    I gave one teaspoon of HC food and will check again in 15 mins
     
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    +2 and 15 mins they are 61. Will test again in 15 mins
     
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  4. JaxBenji

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    Hi Tammy! You're doing fantastic. I can't stay though Elise may be on soon. If @Butters & Lyla or @Diane Tyler's Mom are on, they may be able to stay with you.

    Did you feed at +2.25 with the 61? If not, it's okay - I'm interested to see your +2.5 reading.

    Congrats on the reduction :) I think you'll go down to 0.1....but I'll let @tiffmaxee say :) so exciting!
     
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  5. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    No I didn't feed at 2.25
     
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  6. Bandit's Mom

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    Great job handling low numbers, Tammy! And @JaxBenji is right. The next dose is 0.10U. Congrats on the reduction! :)

    Did you feed again when you got the +61?
     
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  7. Bandit's Mom

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    Let's see where he is at +2.5 and we can decide on what to feed
     
  8. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    No I didn't because it was above 50. Should I have fed?
     
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  9. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thanks
     
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  10. JaxBenji

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    @Bandit's Mom didn't realize you were still on :bighug: I'm running out for a bit.

    Great job, Tammy! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  11. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thank you, I had to remember to Not Panic and go back and re read what I am supposed to do.
     
  12. Bandit's Mom

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    That was really quite something considering Charlie has been on insulin less than a month. Most have panicked at blues and fed high carb when we were new to this! :D
     
  13. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    His sugar is now 59
     
  14. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    His sugar is now 59
     
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  15. Bandit's Mom

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    How are you placed today? Can you test him for the next few hours?

    What % LC and MC do you have?
     
  16. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    I can be around all day to test.

    I am not sure what % I have Fancy feast pete, different types, friskies pete, for low card I have GlucoSupport M/d that I got from the vet ( Charile will eat it but since I joined this group I have not given him any) I am Fancy Feast Gravy loves for HC
     
  17. Bandit's Mom

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    It is still early in the cycle. Give him another spoon of the HC/Gravy.

    Test again in half an hour.
     
  18. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    OK Thanks
     
  19. Bandit's Mom

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    If he stays up at +3, do not feed and get a +4 to see if he stays up without food. Anyway, post here and one of us will be here. I will watch out for his +3.
    @tiffmaxee should also be here soon. :)
     
  20. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Great Thank you so much
     
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    His numbers now are 65
     
  22. Bandit's Mom

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    Ok. Test in an hour without feeding and see if he stays up/flat.
     
  23. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Great. I am so thankful for your help! :bighug:
     
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  24. Bandit's Mom

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    Not at all. Happy to help and again, you are doing really great! :bighug:
     
  25. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thank you! I am a little proud of myself for taking a breath and remembering where I had to go to read what I had to do. I still needed help but didn't panic as much as a few days ago.:joyful:
     
  26. Bandit's Mom

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    As you should be! :)

    On a side note, when you get more than one reading in a hour, you stack them up within the same cell. You will have to manually fill the colour of the cell yourself. Here's an example:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...R3-hgldFQg77eAqdlQOMNhVNiUVY0uGSHb2jB/pubhtml
     
  27. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    OK Thank you. I will get my husband to help me with that when he gets home. I am not sure how to add the colors myself, and if they are one color and then change to another color within that test spot do you put the lowest color?
     
  28. Bandit's Mom

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    Yes. You put the lowest colour. So in this case, the cell will say "47 @+2, 61 @+2.25, 59 @+2.5" and it will be coloured in lime :)
     
  29. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Great. He should be home later this evening and I will get him to show me how on the computer! I just can't figure out this computer very well or how to change things on the page. :banghead:
     
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  30. tiffmaxee

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    I’m late checking in this morning and missed all the excitement! Congrats on the reduction. Charlie came up easily. Well done managing the low. I had to print those directions out and read them often when Max dropped at 12 or 1:00 a.m. :D
     
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  32. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thanks. His numbers are now 56
     
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  34. tiffmaxee

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    Feed him a little more mc. He’s surfing nicely.
     
  35. Bandit's Mom

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    Elise she isn't sure she has MC. Maybe she can add a little HC to the LC?
     
  36. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    ok and how long before I test again?
     
  37. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Is the GlucoSupport m/d mc?
     
  38. tiffmaxee

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    I think it’s either mc or hc. Try a little.
     
  39. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    ok Thank you
     
  40. Bandit's Mom

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    If it's kibble, don't give it.
     
  41. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    no it is wet food
     
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  42. Bandit's Mom

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    This carb calculator will help you calculate carb%. Since you will be using the Guaranteed Analysis numbers on the label which are only indicative, the carb% wil only be approximate but it will give you an idea of whether a food is LC, MC or HC.
    http://www.scheyderweb.com/cats/catfood.html

    LC is 10% and below
    MC is 10-15%
    HC is above 15%

    This food database also lists out various foods and their carb%
    https://catinfo.org/chart/index.php
     
  43. Bandit's Mom

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    If it's Hill's Prescription M/D, it is 13% carbs which is MC
     
  44. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thank you, I was trying to figure out the numbers
     
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  45. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    That is what it is.
     
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  46. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    That is what it is, so I gave him 1tsp of it.
     
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  47. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    I fed him 20 mins ago. When should I test again?
     
  48. Bandit's Mom

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    In an hour?
     
  49. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    His numbers are now 76. Can I give him some more food? He is standing by his food dish. Maybe 1tsp LC with a little water mixed in?
     
  50. Bandit's Mom

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    Yes. I think he is over the hump now. Feed him LC from here on. You might see a blue PMPS on account of him bouncing from that lime.
     
  51. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Great. Is it ok if I don't test him again on till his PMPS? Thank you again for all your help! :bighug::bighug:
     
  52. Bandit's Mom

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    Yes. I think it should be fine. Leave food out or feed him when he asks :)
     
  53. thebigfuzz

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    Bhooma is probably headed to sleep now. I would be inclined to get a +8 as a safety spot check.
     
  54. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Get a spot check for Charlie at +8?
     
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  55. thebigfuzz

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    I would, yes. Just to be sure Charlie doesn’t drop again once the HC wears off. Should be fine, as Bhooma says, but then you will know and have the data for a future cycles. some cats bobble up and down into PMPS.

    Congrats on the reduction that you’ll take tonight :)
     
  56. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thank you very much. I will do that! :D
     
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  57. Butters & Lyla

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    Sorry I haven't had a chance to check the board until now and just saw the tag.
    Congrats on the reduction!! SO exciting and way to go maintaining your composure and handling those lower numbers! :D
     
  58. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    That is ok. I understand people are busy. Thank you. I still needed help but didn't panic and was much more comfortable handling things this time around!
     
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  59. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    numbers are 5.2 at +8. Just posting to update everyone
     
  60. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Sorry 94, I forgot to but them in US numbers
     
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  61. tiffmaxee

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    Very good. Nice surf.
     
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  62. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Ok Thank you.
     
  63. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thank you everyone for your help today! :bighug::bighug:
    His PMPS is 83 and I gave him 0.1 units, fed LC
    I truly appreciate it and so does Charlie:cat:
     
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  64. tiffmaxee

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    He’s amazing and so are you!
     
  65. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Awww thanks:joyful:

    So are all you guys!!:bighug::bighug:
     
  66. tiffmaxee

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    Are you getting a +2?
     
  67. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Sorry, I didn't realize you asked this question, I had gone to bed. I asked my husband checked it at +3 it was 83 and I told him to wake me if it was low, I didn't realize that he wasn't going to put it on his SS. I did it again at +6 and it was 70.
     
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  68. Bandit's Mom

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    Great cycle, Tammy! Thanks for the update :)
     
  69. tiffmaxee

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    I’m glad all is well. Thanks for letting us know.
     
  70. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thank you. :bighug: for all your help
     
  71. Tammy Campbell Gallant

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    Thank you for all your help! :bighug: I am back to bed for a few hours before my daughter gets up.
     
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