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She is diabetic and just threw up - we have been unable to…

She is diabetic and...

She is diabetic and just threw up - we have been unable to stabilize her glucose since she was diabetic. I gave her a few slices of sweet potatoe and carrots for snack after her walk today. we tested her glucose around 2p and it was 699

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

There was paper in her vomit - she is floor licker but we think she is just hungry all the time.

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

Kiah - she is a 9yr Aussie pure breed

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

To our understanding she has not had insulin all month while we were away on vacation. about 2 weeks prior to our vacation Kiah had a mild seizure and spent the night at the animal hospital - since then the Vet at the hospital and our reg Vet have advised very little to no insulin since her sugar is not regulated. She was a very healthy and happy dog until this diagnosis- she is trying very hard to be her normal attentive self, She has also experienced hair lost while at the vet kennel - not sure if this was stress or not.

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I am sorry to hear about Kiah being diabetic and now vomiting.

If her blood sugar is that high, she needs to be on insulin. I keep raising the insulin dose by one unit at a time until the glucose is under 200-250. With blood sugar that high, she is at risk for diabetic cataracts and blindness.

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Since she is vomiting, I might test her for pancreatitis.

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I might also consider testing her for Cushing's disease, which sometimes occurs with diabetes and makes the diabetes very hard to regulate. Cushing's can cause seizures in some cases.

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Please let me know if you see my answer, if this is helpful, and if you have other questions.

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Thanks for the good rating. How is she doing?

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