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If my dogs are on insulin (I have 3 labs, mother and 2 of her litter ages 13 (mom) and 11 - can the natural medication be given with the insulin? The vet bills for glucose curves are getting way too much and they are doing ok, but still show many of the symptons - would like to try this - also the way to check their levels at home. Thank you

Smartliving Guest asked this
December 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM



Dear Nancy,

Yes you may use Dia-IonX along with insulin. After giving Dia-IonX for a while some owners have reported that they have been able to reduce the insulin dosage and some have been able to stop giving it because their pet no longer needed it. However, each patient is unique and has its own set of circumstances. One cannot stop giving insulin until the body no longer requires it. Along with giving insulin I would suggest you try 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, Canine probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9 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 about adjusting the insulin dosage when necessary. It is also easy to check urine glucose levels using a dipstick.

The reason I would use the sticks is to become aware that the amount of glucose being thrown into the urine is becoming very low and thus it could become dangerous to give more insulin. On the high end of the stick 110 mmol/L is equal to a urine sugar level greater than 2000mg/dl. At this level it is critical to see your veterinarian to increase the insulin dose. The goal is to be at a trace 100 (5)+- on the stick for urine glucose. At this amount the diabetes is well regulated. If it dips lower you need to contact your veterinarian immediately to determine what the next insulin dose should be. Please understand urine and blood levels of glucose are not the same.

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 9, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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