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10 years old. 92 lbs. was just put on human insulin 4 ml.

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B. 10 years old...

B. 10 years old. 92 lbs. was just put on human insulin 4 ml. Twice daily. Just checked his sugar six hours after his breakfast. Sugar was 598. Need advice

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Black lab

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes black labodor

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the's name?

Jak

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jak?

He is on Denamarin once a day

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
He is in special food also. Science diet w/d
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
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9/9/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Please clarify "4 mL". Did you mean 4 units, instead? Which human insulin was prescribed, please?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
4 units of Levemir flex touch
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
He was previously on Vetsulin for a year
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Thank you. Levemir contains detemir insulin which is usually initiated at a dose of between 0.02 and 0.13 units/kg which would be equivalent to 0.8 to 5 units for Jak (twice daily). How long has Jak been receiving 4 units twice daily, please?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Are we still waiting
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Our messages crossed. Please see my reply at 12:28 PM (my time).

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
About three days seven shots
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Exactly nine shots
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

It's still early to assess the full effect of this insulin. I usually wait for at least 5 days of treatment before performing a glucose curve over a period of 12-24 hours. I need you to check Jak's BG at 8 and 12 hours after his AM injection and let me know what you find, please. You can bookmark this page for ease of return. There's no extra charge for you to do so.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Thank you. I'll watch for your next post.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Now I need to figure out how to bookmark
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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