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Diabetes- What Now?

Diabetes is managed with insulin by injection, given twice a day. It's pretty successful.
There are ways to feed the pet to make management a little less difficult.

What now?
Keyword search 'diabetes' on my website 'drjohnson.com'
I'm sending an explainer on that as well. "Dr. Google" and the 'breeder websites' have a lot of armchair quarterbacking that makes diabetes seem FAR more complicated than it needs to be.

We're going to order some insulin over at Walmart, it's the cheapest source of insulin on the planet. About $30 a bottle. You'll get syringes as well.
We'll have the rest of the bloodwork back tomorrow morning and convene to show you how to give insulin. Not much happens today.

We'll meet in person and I'll teach you injection technique. We'll talk about testing routines. You will be surprised at how we do "glucose curves" here. On the internet you'll read about people putting their pets to sleep for SO MUCH TESTING - - but with experience and a Vet's integrity, all that is overkill and testing can be reduced to be somewhat noninvasive timewise and financially. I'll teach you.

There's nothing to do 'differently' until _________ please make an appointment to meet that morning and please pick up gear at Walmart that Heather will call in, her number is 770 977 5377

Blood Glucose Monitor Kit - Diabetes Testing Kit with 1 Glucometer, 100 Blood Sugar Test Strips, 1 Lancing Device, 100 Lancets, Travel Case

This kit will serve you well except you should bring your dog in when you get it so we can calibrate your tests to "dog values" (a 'correction factor' if one is needed) Note: MOST customers do NOT measure glucose at home and still have glucose curves run here.

BH Supplies Insulin Syringes U-100 31G 1ml/cc 5/16" (8mm) Pack of 100 Pcs

These are my favorite because they're made for U-100 insulin, they are only 0.3 cc in volume, they use a thin short needle and there's a hundred of them. Legal for sale without script in Georgia and many other states. Insulin Syringes with needle.

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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