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How does the VETIONX canine diabetes strip work? Does it go in a meter for a numerical reading, or is it color coded? Our 12 year old Lab has been diagnosed as diabetic, I am looking for an alternate blood sugar test method. We have to draw blood from a vein and while she and I don't mind doing that for a more accurate reading from time to time, I don't want to draw blood from the veins in her legs for every test. I am a long time diabetic and have multiple meters and have tried to test her urine readings using my strips against the blood tests, but have not been able to develop a correlation between the two. The urine test will occasionally be within the accuracy of the meter's blood test (I use two meters at the same time, one for blood and one for urine) but not enough to accurately calculate the insulin dose. I want to take good care of Bella, she is one of our 6 rescues that we kept, (we have rescued and placed a lot of orphans and throwaways). The others are aging and I would like to have a simple method to test all the canines from time to time. We also have 22 rescue goats and who knows how many chickens, and an undetermined number of cats. Our vet and her assistant are household members, but I want a way to monitor Bella especially, on a daily schedule. These strips would be a blessing.

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March 10, 2015 at 2:23 PM



Dear Sam,

The urine glucose and blood glucose are different. The urine test strips are sold so that owners who do not have a meter can determine if they need to call their veterinarian about adjusting the insulin dose. The strips measure what is in the urine; the meter measures the amount of glucose in the blood. For people using the strips we want to keep the sugar at a trace. If it is zero the veterinarian should be called before another injection is given. We are most concerned that the supplements will enable the body to make more functional insulin and thus lessen the need for the amount of insulin given in the injection. Giving too much insulin will drop the blood glucose levels too low.

Many people choose to use DIA-IONX to lessen the symptoms of diabetes. Initially I like to split the dose of DIA-IONX so that a half dose of DIA-IONX is given with breakfast and supper. We also suggest PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9 be given to strengthen the body.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 11, 2015 at 9:28 AM
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