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I have an ex-large, mixed breed, spayed female dog, Lily, who just turned 10 yrs. Just before age 7,she started quickly gain- ing weight which I recognized as low thyroid. She has been stable on medication since then, but still carried an extra 30lbs (total wt.135-140). 1 1/2 yrs. ago she started having problems, which turned out to be diabetes. Her blood sugar level was 400-600. My vet started her on Humulin N shots twice daily given Sub-Q after a meal of half her daily food intake, morning and evening. He raised the dosage according to blood tests, but her blood sugar level never got below 250. He's done several blood curves and currently, she takes 50 units insulin 2x day. She was a very picky eater, but now is on Purina DCO dual fiber control. At one point, with 60 units insulin, Lily had a grand mal seizure, and one week later- (after lowering insulin) started to have a smaller one-a blood test showed sugar level in the 20's. She already has developed cataracts in both eyes. Her blood sugar level just doesn't come down to normal! Neg.results for Cushings, pancreatitus.

My vet is stuck & wants me to go to a specialist. I love my dog,but don't have the thousands of $$$$ I know it would take for tests, etc. Lily has seemed stable on the new fiber food/insulin routine(50u).The insulin costs $24/btl, food $70-32lbs. First, I'd like your opinion regarding her continuing high blood sugar and second, do you REALLY think your Dia-IonX would be helpful in Lily's case? She now weighs 110lbs so I'm looking at 2 btls/month (over $70/month). I just don't know the best way to treat her now. Thank you for your insights.

Smartliving Guest asked this
June 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM



I think I would order a bigger sized bottle instead of the little ones. It will be more economical and you should plan on giving it a trial period of a few months. Please read online the other suggested tips. If you can't find them let me know.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 12, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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