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Hi there Doctor, I took my little 5 pound Chihuahua to the vet and they did blood work and said he has diabetes.  The vet said I have 2 options injections or I will put him down. He was rude and not nice. I did not give little Ernie the shot yet. I found Dia-IonX last night and ordered it along with the test strips. I told the vet I wanted to try this option and he told me if I give my dog Dia-IonX he would be dead in a week.

I'm so upset and overwhelmed and I do not trust this vet now. I called your number and they said to email you and that you could give me advise. I also can't believe the vet said he suspects cushing's disease but that the test wouldn't show for sure.  It will cost $350.00, and that I will just have to keep getting this test more then once. Ernie seems to be fine right now eating and drinking well should I just give him the 1/2 teaspoon on Dia-IonX when it arrives tomorrow and check his glucose with the strips? Will the product kill the dog like the vet said? Any help with this I really appreciate. Thanks -Dawnelle-

Smartliving Guest asked this
October 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM



Dear Dawnelle,

We recommend that you give insulin and Dia-IonX together. The insulin will help to bring the blood glucose down to a safe level quickly. Maybe you should find another veterinarian that you would be more comfortable working with. I think your veterinarian might be saying that Ernie's levels are very high and without insulin he could die. Do you recall the number?

In your situation, since you have Dia-IonX I would give Ernie 10 drops 3 times per day to start. Later you could decrease it to twice daily. We encourage people to monitor the urine glucose especially if they are giving insulin because too much insulin can cause the blood glucose to drop too low and cause collapse. In your case, you need to make sure the sugar does not get too high in which case you need to bring him in for insulin. In addition you should give a high protein, low carbohydrate food. This also includes treats.

Has your veterinarian discussed diet with you? In addition, I also give the following supplements: digestive enzymes, probiotics, Vitamin C, MSM, and fish oil. Dia-IonX will aid their utilization and can make a big difference in healing. I try to use a digestive enzyme that also contains pancreatic enzymes. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride.

Exercise helps to move glucose from the blood stream into the muscles helping to regulate the blood sugar levels. Hopefully you can adjust your schedule to offer consistent moderate exercise. This helps towards good regulation.

Lastly, I would also suggest consulting a veterinary acupuncturist. This person might be able to give you another perspective.

Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 24, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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