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My dog a 10 year old blind Carin Terrier that we adopted in September 2014 after her owner passed away was just diagnosed with diabetes. She also suffers from cushings disease that we are not treating her for at this time. We started giving her insulin shots 2 times a day 4ml. Last week she was tested at our vet and her levels are very high the 400 range. We are having a very hard time giving her the insulin shot she is starting to bite and not tolerating the shot at all. We have tried treats before and after but now its becoming impossible. Is there a pill or an oral medication or some alternative that we can use.we have to get her diabetes levels down before we can consider having catarac surgery. Yes we have tried to muzzle her and now we are wearing gloves and holding her head before giving her the shot to prevent biting but it is still very hard. Thank you Rich

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August 2, 2015 at 9:10 AM



Dear Rich,

DIA-IONX is usually given along with 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. Some owners have told us it has helped stabilize the blood glucose levels. The dose I start with is a half dose twice per day on the breakfast and supper food. In addition I like to give probiotics, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9 daily. DIA-IONX will help the body better utilize the other supplements for a synergistic response. In addition make sure that you offer sufficient water free of chlorine and free of fluoride. What are you feeding your dog?

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 or glucose levels so that you will know if you need to talk to your veterinarian about adjusting the insulin dose. It is important to get the blood glucose levels down to lessen the chances of kidney disease and neuropathy.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 3, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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