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She's a newly diagnosed diabetic and she showing symptoms of hypoglycemia increased thirst and urination she also isn't eating much what can I do to decrease her glucose level ?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Princess she's 15

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Princess?

She has a mass on her spleen and a heart murmur

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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HI this is DRB and I will try and help you.....is your dog on insulin?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
She is 2 and half line on the syringe
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

So, she is getting 2 1/2 units twice daily?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Yess
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

When was she diagnosed?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

how recently?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
2 weeks ago we came in for a growth on her belly then decided to do a full checkup her glucose level was 700 we had to keep her in the ICU for 2 days
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

so has your vet not set up a glucose curve and follow up visit?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
When she was released her level went to 200 but when I went for the follow up it spiked back upWhat is a glucose curve ?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

This is where they keep your pet in hospital for the day and monitor the blood glucose every 2 hours for a whole day so they know how much to raise the insulin....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

This needs to be done in order to determine how to increase the insulin....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

you cannot raise insulin without doing this....safely....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

If you feel your dog's health is in jeopardy tonight you should go to your local ER....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

can I answer any other questions?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

If you do not have any other questions please rate me as this is how I make money to support my family. Please give me a positive rating as that is the only way I am compensated. A positive rating will not close this question and I am more than happy to answer any follow up questions that you have. ( You can rate me at top right of page).

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
what are some good food to give her
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

She needs to be on a diabetic diet.....there are several good ones...your vet should have discussed that with you at diagnosis....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

science diet has some good diabetic diets and so does royal canin and purina but they are all prescription....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

diabetic diets need to come from your vet...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr B
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