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My 12 year old Lab was deathly ill 4 weeks ago and has been diagnosed with diabetes. I am now giving him insulin shots twice daily. Can Dia-IonX be given to him with his shots? Then, should I have the vet check his glucose after a month to see if we can lower the dosage of the insulin shots? Also, since it would be difficult to separate all of my dogs from using the one water dish with the medicine in it, can I just give him a syringe full of medicine and put it down his throat, or would it be best to just add it to his food? Is it necessary to have some of this added in the dog’s water as well?

Thank you,

Debbie M.

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February 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM



Dear Debbie,

You can add the Dia-IonX to the food, water, or dilute with a little water and put directly in the mouth. If your other pets get some, it will not hurt them. However, you want to make sure the patient gets his fair share. I think you should monitor sugar levels in the urine so you will know whether you need to adjust the insulin dosage. (The extra sugar spills into the urine.) Your veterinarian can help guide you in this. It is more dangerous to have too little sugar in the blood than to have it slightly high. Waiting a month to have the blood glucose checked is too long because things could change.

There are a few other things that I want to remind you of. Be sure to use non-chlorinated water or filtered water. It is helpful to use a diet suitable for diabetes and use digestive enzymes with it. I also supplement with a probiotic, MSM, and a high quality fish oil. These all work synergistically to facilitate healing in the body.

Please keep us informed of your progress.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 30, -0001 at 12:00 AM
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