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checking your dog's glucose levels

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Nov 4, 2013. 12 Replies

Does anyone giving insulin shots to your pet use your own meter to check the dog's? I wonder if this can be done, what level would we be looking for and if the dog ever forgives you for poking him.…Continue

black cohosh

Started Oct 14, 2013 0 Replies

anyone taking black cohosh found a problem with blood sugar and/or blood pressure? All I can find for side effects listed are headaches and possible liver harm.Continue

MRI results

Started this discussion. Last reply by picklebird Oct 13, 2013. 3 Replies

How many of you had "chronic ichemia disease" on MRI report and told not of any concern because of history of diabetes. So what would the usual for someone without diabetes? no white matter spots on…Continue

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orthostatic hypotension & diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cosumne Jan Nov 18, 2012. 8 Replies

How many of you are there have orthostatic hypotension along with diabetes? I haven't had D for very long, just over two years and I thought I controlled it fairly well but nonetheless I now have bld…Continue

 

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meee replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"That is great! I'm glad she doesn't have D. I feel the ear test is pretty reliable because many people whose cats and dogs are on insulin do that so I will keep doing it occasionally and have the yearly or bi yearly bloodwork at dvm. I…"
Nov 4, 2013
SS replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"Thanks for the update! Glad to hear she's getting back to her old self and that there is no D involved."
Nov 4, 2013
picklebird replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"for anyone wondering, my old dog did not test positive for diabetes, she just had a raging infection of her gums. Perking up now that she's been on antibiotics."
Nov 4, 2013
Timothy replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"save your self lots of money and just checks your dogs urine if you want to know if he is diabetic. Get a urine strip and have him pee on it. A dog glucose level is close to humans 80-115 is the official "any breed" level. Red blood cells…"
Oct 28, 2013
picklebird replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"I'm going to get my old dog tested tomorrow because she is tired all the time and drinks a lot of water. If she is positive for diabetes, I do hope I have a way to moniter it. I don't want to have to order any special meters if my own will…"
Oct 28, 2013
meee replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"lol.. that is so cute.. I tried again and last night I managed to test both my cats bg: wiz = 75 sybil = 69..."
Oct 27, 2013
pancreaswanted replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"i dont know about the levels and checking, but my aunts lab is diabetic and my aunt says "insulin time, brandy" and the dog lays down on her back and just lets my aunt give her the shot. such an angel!"
Oct 27, 2013
meee replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"This video at youtube shows how to do it for cats, on the outer vein in their ear. I tried this with my cats but wiz was not allowing it and I couldn't get enough blood. They don't have D but I wanted to see what their levels…"
Oct 26, 2013
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Oct 25, 2013
SS replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"Agreed!"
Oct 25, 2013
FHS replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"Ouch!"
Oct 25, 2013
SS replied to picklebird's discussion 'checking your dog's glucose levels'
"A friend of mine had a diabetic dog and she was told the meter is calibrated differently. They had most success using his gums or inside of his lip."
Oct 25, 2013
picklebird replied to Sportster's discussion 'Hungry'
"oh gee, well, if it possibly due to slowly getting a habit of snacking a lot between meals (which may not be your problem at all) you could delay the need to eat by drinking 500 ml water, then trying get out of the house away from your well stocked…"
Oct 25, 2013
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checking your dog's glucose levels

Does anyone giving insulin shots to your pet use your own meter to check the dog's? I wonder if this can be done, what level would we be looking for and if the dog ever forgives you for poking him. where to poke? ear?See More
Oct 25, 2013
picklebird replied to Sportster's discussion 'Hungry'
"I usually take that feeling to mean I haven't eaten enough. More protein, nuts and maybe a small spoonful of peanut butter can help plug up that hollow starved feeling."
Oct 25, 2013
picklebird left a comment for Marie B
"thanks for the information! appreciate it."
Oct 15, 2013

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At 11:56am on October 15, 2013, Marie B said…

I took black cohosh for a while some years ago, it really helped with menopause symptoms. actually my gyno suggested trying it. never noticed any blood sugar or pressure effects.

 
 
 

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