? Roswell Prozinc Dosing Help

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  1. Ashlynn6

    Ashlynn6 New Member

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    Roswell was diagnosed 12/30/20, he's on Prozinc 2 units, but lately we've had two pre-shot numbers under 200. I'm so new to all of this and my vet is of no help, he's already told us that Roswell is too high and we need to move to 3 units and come back in a week. I know from all my reading here on the board, that doesn't seem like a good idea. My gut is telling me to back down to between 1.25-1.75. My husband is nervous about 1/4 doses because there's no exact marking on the syringe. We've also been pretty much free feeding wet food from 6:45am-4:30pm. Yesterday I tried something new and only feed 3 meals, that's when this morning we got a 185 on AlphaTrak. Should I be more regimented about his meals? Also should we be feeding him overnight? Currently he's not getting any food from about 8pm to 6:30am. But he's a pretty quiet cat at night, he usually sleeps.

    Here's where I've been tracking his numbers. this morning 185, last night preshot 327, morning preshot 330

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lVLUmrcIoHpE-Fi4qoTiITOgCY7rO70RrFNZoJCBmko/edit?usp=sharing
     
  2. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    I'll tag a few members for you, how is the over grooming ?

    @Panic Elizabeth

    @JanetNJ

    Thank you ladies
     
  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 . Members would have to look up your previous posts to see what insulin you are using
    • It appears after each post in gray, look at mine,



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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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  5. Panic

    Panic Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ashlynn,

    Yes you will want to be feeding during the night cycle as well. Most of us use a Petsafe 5 Feeder to accomplish this. Free feeding is fine as long as food is picked up 2 hours prior to pre-shot. If you want you can also keep most meals before nadir (when Roswell is at his lowest BG) as food can "burn up" insulin sooner than 12 hrs.

    I would drop back down to 1.75u, he dropped below 90 which warranted a reduction. Make sure you have half-unit markings and eyeball between the ticks on the syringe to get quarter units. :)
     
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