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Dr. Salkin, we have connected in the past with my diabetic

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Dr. Salkin, we have connected in the past with my diabetic standard poodle Radley. He has been doing great on 17 units BID, WD prescription diet. Did a curve after talking to you April 26 and did another 2 weeks ago.However today, I took him to the groomers. He got his regular shot and food this AM, off to the groomer at 8:00.At 3PM the groomer noticed that he was wobbly and couldn't walk. We got him in the car.I got him home (had to carry him into the house). I fed him a commercial food (hoping for sugar) and put honey on it. He ate really well.While he was still laying in the spot to which I carried him, I tested him
4:20 reading was "LO."
5:20 was 108.
6:20 was 398.He regularly gets a shot after food at 6:30. Believe he needs 17 units tonight.Is that correct and how do I proceed after this event?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Sorry for the delay, I just got back from hiking. No, 17 units wouldn't be appropriate. I'm concerned that the Somogyi effect is present. I would give 9 units and speak to Radley's vet in the AM before giving another dose. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.