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I have a miniature schnauzer. She was drinking water a lot and urinating quite a bit. She also was reluctant in climbing the steps. We had blood work done and the glucose level read 832.  We got your product with the urine strips. I have tested the urine before giving her breakfast in the am. The test reads 100 range. She is also being fed Hills Prescription Diet W/D canine low fat-Diabetic Gastrointestinal. We started the product 01/14/2013 giving her 1/2 teaspoon 2 times a day for two days. We are now giving her 1/2 teaspoon once a day. Will this product drive the glucose lower? She does not take insulin. The first schnauzer we had developed diabetes and he was given insulin based on his weight daily. We were not instructed to check the glucose level before giving the insulin. He died. We are going to take the dog in again and get blood work done this coming week. Using the test strips I take the reading after 10 seconds. When I take it at 30 seconds I get a different reading 500 level. Which is the accurate reading? -Johnnie-

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January 18, 2013 at 2:51 PM



Dear Johnnie,

Usually glucose is read between 30-60 seconds after the stick is dipped and tapped to remove the excess urine. Your reading is showing a lot of sugar in the urine. I think you should give 1/4 teaspoon Dia-IonX with breakfast and at supper. I like to use Dia-IonX because it helps to control the symptoms of diabetes and it's therapeutic mineral base helps activate the enzyme systems in the body that help with healing. In addition, give digestive enzymes with each meal, MSM, a probiotic, and a fish oil supplement daily. Dia-IonX will help the body better utilize the other supplements for a faster response. In addition, make sure that you offer sufficient water free of chlorine and fluoride. A regular exercise schedule is also helpful in moving glucose from the blood and into the muscles which will reduce the blood glucose.

It is important that you monitor the blood glucose levels so that you can ask your veterinarian if insulin is needed. If insulin is given, as you know, low blood sugar can be life threatening. That is why I like to check the urine to know that there is a little sugar in the urine. One needs to decrease the insulin dose or not give any, if there is no sugar in the urine. You would need to call your veterinarian about adjusting the insulin dosage. Some owners have reported that they were able to reduce the amount of insulin used or sometimes they didn't need it any more after giving Dia-IonX for a while. However, to get to that point it usually takes quite a bit of time.

Please let us know how you progress and if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 19, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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