7/3 Kit cat AMPS 96, +2 69, +6 77, +9 78, PMPS 68, +3 69

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Alicia & Kit cat, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Alicia & Kit cat

    Alicia & Kit cat Member

    Dec 21, 2019
  2. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    Alice --

    One of the dose reduction indications is if numbers are in normal range for a week. It looks like Kit cat's numbers meet that criteria. Any thoughts of starting an OTJ trial?

    These are the directions:
    • Start the trial on the next green pre shot. If he/she is green at your normal test times, no need to test further until the next "PS" time; just feed small meals and go about your day.
    • If he/she is blue at your normal "PS", feed a small meal and test again after about 3 or 4 hours. If his/her number is lower 3-4 hours after a meal, then the pancreas is working!
    • Post every day so we can monitor your progress and see if any tweaks are needed. He/she may have a sporadic blue number. Don't panic but post before you decide whether to shoot so we can have a discussion.
    • After 14 days of no insulin, we have a party!!
    Sometimes the trial doesn't work the first time and we have to give a little more support in the form of resuming insulin. It's not the end of the world if that happens; we just give him/her the support needed. Our goal is a strong remission and it's better to take our time to get that than to rush into remission just to have it fail later on. Once he/she is through the trial successfully, you enter a new phase. Your cat is still diabetic but has now become diet-controlled. Continue feeding low carb food in the manner successful for your kitty. If you decide to change his/her feeding schedule, let your meter be your guide to the best times to feed. Avoid medications with sugar in them and steroid medications unless they are medically essential. Continue testing blood glucose weekly for the first month and then monthly forever. It's a good idea to weigh him/her monthly. Weight should remain stable. If he/she seems "off" or sick, or is showing signs of diabetes (excessive drinking, eating, urinating, weight loss), test his/her blood glucose right away. Keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy; dental issues can bring a cat out of remission. If you see rising blood glucose numbers, it's time for a visit to the vet!

    Good luck with the trial!!!
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  3. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Go Kit! :D I'm glad Sienne mentioned an OTJ trial. I was going to point out tomorrow will be day 7 of all greens and mention it. How exciting.
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  4. Alicia & Kit cat

    Alicia & Kit cat Member

    Dec 21, 2019
    I honestly didn't know if they needed to be all green for a week or not before beginning the trial, and knew tomorrow was day 7 if she hit the green in the AMPS again. If she's green tomorrow morning I guess I'll start the trial then, it seems more logical in my brain to start in the morning. I've mostly been worried about even thinking about it or I'll jinx it. :D:D

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  5. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Yeah Kit!!!!!!
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