? Increased food, increase insulin?

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  1. pengsthecat

    pengsthecat New Member

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    Hello! Penguino has been INSANELY hungry lately, so tonight I tried to give him 20% more food for dinner (Darwin's Raw Food) to see how it would affect his mood/behavior.

    His pre-dinner reading was 90 (after .5 units LANTUS this morning). 90 mins after dinner, his reading was 169.

    I haven't seen a reading this high in quite some time. He's been stable in the 90-165 range since January 2020.

    Should I give him another .5 unit to compensate for the increase in food?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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  3. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    • when you get a chance ,It would be helpful if you can set up your signature so we don't have to ask you the same questions over again. Members will look at this first .
    • It appears after each post in gray, look at mine,



    • On the left, under Settings, Click on Signature. This is where you will put information that helps us give you feedback.
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      • Caregiver & kitty's name (optional)
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    tap on your avatar where it says your name ,then hit profile page ,tap on that ,then go up to the very top, upper right hand side and tap on your name ,it will bring down a drop box, tap on signature, the signature will be under settings, tap on the signature then and you can start to add what I posted above, make sure you hit save ,
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  4. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    https://felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/
    It would be a good idea to set up a spreadsheet so if you need advice on dosing
    members can see what his BG has been , without that they don't feel comfortable giving advice.
    If you need help setting it up just ask, we have a member who will set it up for you
    Look at mine its at the end of my post, it says Tyler's spreadsheet
     
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    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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  6. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome to you and Penguino.
    Dosing of Lantus is based on the nadir or lowest point in a cycle not the preshot or just one cycle....unless the BGdrops low and a reduction in dose is earned.
    If you would like to set up a spreadsheet like Diane suggested, we can then have a look and make suggestions. But unless we can see some data we can’t help you with dosing. We’d love to help you so do hope you will set it up.
    If you have any trouble at all @BanditsMom12 will help you
     
  7. pengsthecat

    pengsthecat New Member

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    Thank you all for the help!! I believe I've set up the signature and spreadsheet correctly, could you let me know if there are any issues viewing them or if there is anything else I should add?

    An update here: The increase in his food amount didn't alter his mood at all, so I've switched back to his normal amounts.

    He just seems a lot hungrier in general now, and he's been grooming quite a lot so there are thin patches on his legs.

    Hoping to get to the bottom of this behavior as we've been making (what felt like) great progress towards remission over the last few years

    We're not sure how old he is, as he was adopted, but he's likely older than 12, in case that's helpful information.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...0dMioIY2b1rHP5qeZYP-faC1Z3X7NgBmAzvPY/pubhtml
     
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  8. pengsthecat

    pengsthecat New Member

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    pengsthecat New Member

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    Thanks so much, I think I've got it all set up now
     
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  10. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    I can see your spreadsheet now. By convention, we listed the oldest data on top down to the newest or today's data at the bottom. He's done a big drop at +2 this morning, I'd test again in an hour to make sure he's safe. Plus give him a little meal right now to slow him down.
     
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