10/27 Spencer AMPS 189, +2 250, +3 284, +7 212, +10 208, PMPS 231, +2 184

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  1. FrickAndFrack

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    Last night we did not shoot because he was around 200 and not going down an hour later either. This morning I checked at +10 (2hrs before AMPS) and he read 211, now AMPS is 189.

    Here is yesterday's thread: https://felinediabetes.com/FDMB/thr...ps-344-7-148-10-184-pmps-199-1-201-ns.237525/

    What does it mean that he did not go up despite not having received insulin in 24 hours?

    Should I shoot him and then monitor every hour?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. FrickAndFrack

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    I have not fed him yet and he is just sitting by his bowl looking at me sternly. I could feed and retest, but also don't wanna push injection time too far back.
     
  3. tiffmaxee

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    Actually, don’t feed and recheck.
     
  4. FrickAndFrack

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    Ok, in about an hour or earlier?
     
  5. tiffmaxee

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    Test now again. Did you get a 189 or 199 like I see on the ss? You could have shot the 199. If you wait too long he might drop more.
     
  6. FrickAndFrack

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    AMPS 189, 2 hours ago it read 211
     
  7. tiffmaxee

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    Please test again now and see if still dropping. Without food that might happen.
     
  8. FrickAndFrack

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    Last night I did two tests with the same drop of blood and one read 191, the other 211, so we concluded that is due to meter variance. I will wait for a bit longer before testing him in the hopes that if he is going down, it will show a more significant drop. If he is steady around 200 how should I proceed?
     
  9. FrickAndFrack

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    Tested again and it reads 195. What now? Inject, feed, monitor closely? Or feed, test, inject?
     
  10. tiffmaxee

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    It’s close enough to shoot as long as you have hc or syrup, can monitor , have enough test strips and can be off schedule.
     
  11. tiffmaxee

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    Her next dose will be in 12 hours from when you shoot.
     
  12. FrickAndFrack

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    Awesome will shoot and feed now. Thanks for the replies tiffmaxee!!
     
  13. tiffmaxee

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    BTW, you can shoot 15 minutes early each cycle to get back to your desired time.
     
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    So he ate about half of his 3oz can of fancy feast and then went to nap on the couch, I just tested him at +2 and he is at 250. So the food brought him up a bit and the new injection probably hasn't kicked in yet, would that make sense? Just trying to develop a feeling for how it all works for him!
     
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  17. tiffmaxee

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    The insulin generally kicks in between +2 and +3. He’s bouncing from spending all that time in the blue range. It can take up to 6 cycles to clear.
     
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  18. FrickAndFrack

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    Spencer was nice and steady today hovering just above 200, now we gave him 1U and are gonna keep testing. I will probably get up at night around +4 to get a test. Just to make sure he does not plummet.
     

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