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Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Lee cuzz, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Lee cuzz

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  2. JanetNJ

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    That high preshot this morning was probably a bounce from going lower than he's used to. He'll come back down. :) I would definitely NOT start dosing over from the beginning. He's way way too high to lower the dose. are you regularly testing ketones?
     
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    Have not tested for ketones, he was negative in Nov. Guess I need to do that next. See I can buy at a pharmacy, will add it to my list, Thanks.
    Your baby eating now??
    Witch ketone test do I get? Have a link on how to do? Thanks
     
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  4. Critter Mom

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    I know I've asked this before. Increased Raymond James's insulin to 5units. He tested at 340. Is there a criteria for units to BG's? If his GB is in the 300, shoot 5 units. If his BG in the 200, shoot 5 units? Does it go by so many cycles? Thanks. @Critter Mom. @JanetNJ.
     
  7. JanetNJ

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    We dose more on what the nadir is.
     
  8. JanetNJ

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    I do think you are holding an uneffective dose too long. After a few days of the numbers are all still all above 300 mid cycle, raise another half unit. Your cat has some insulin resistance.
     
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    He never has a low reading.
     
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    Yes, I wanted to try different food and feed only 3 times. Well nothing is working, not raising insulin either. So what you're saying is i base the dosage on his lowest reading? He never has low reading, once in a while. 10 units a day, isn't that a lot??? What time is mid cycle???
     
  11. JanetNJ

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    It definitly is a lot. Your cat has either a good case of insulin resistance or something else going on such as infection or acromegaly.
     
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    ok, thank you...
     
  14. Chris & China (GA)

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    What's Raymond James eating now? If it's still the W/D, that could also explain the high numbers......and although the common theory is that Dr. Elsey's chicken flavor kibble is low carb, in some cats, it acts more like a high carb kibble.
     
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    His numbers been high since last November.. W/d has fiber, his stool, much better since Dec. 2nd. Any other wet food gives him loose, pudding-like stool. W/d started 1-21-21.
    As i mentioned, no matter what i have tried, no improvement. Thanks. I just continue to do what I can.. Get's less than 1/4 cup dr, easleys.
     
  16. Chris & China (GA)

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    have you ever tried adding something like Metamucil or psyllium fiber to his food? That would add fiber without the added carbs in the W/D
     
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  17. JanetNJ

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    Pumpkin too can bulk it up
     
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  18. Larry and Kitties

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    I wouod discuss with your vet changing insulins to like Lantus or Levemir when you current vial of ProZinc is used up.
     
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  19. Lee cuzz

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    No I haven't. Went through two cans of pumpkin. Didn't help, thanks.
     
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    He was on lantus for three weeks. Vet said not responding, he sold me prozinc, that's not working. Thanks.
     
  21. Larry and Kitties

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    I would say time to test for Acromegaly
    https://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/acromegaly-the-basics.373/
    Michigan State University (MSU) does the tst for IGF-1. Also, the IGF-1 test is in the test catalogs for the two major labs, Idexx and Antech, that do blood tests for vets. I would also the the insulin autoantibody (IAA) test . MSU does the IAA test and it is in Idexx's test catalog too.
     
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  22. Lee cuzz

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    Thanks for the info. Do I ask vet for this and tell them about where to send the tests? Also, don't know how much money, kinda at my money limit.
     

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