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To: Dr. Char

My dog, a seven year old Border Collie weighing 60 pounds, was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Blood work was performed and found conclusive. I am unemployed and do not have the money for the ongoing blood work and insulin. Has your product been effective for reducing blood sugar levels in dogs that already have elevated blood sugar levels?

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September 22, 2009 at 8:47 AM

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Dear Dan,

Dia-IonX and a balanced raw food diet would be a good place to start. It might be less expensive if you could check the urine for sugar to help determine the insulin dosage needed. You will need to give insulin as long as there is a need; but if you restore the nutrients the body needs, the pancreas can function more normally and you will need to decrease the insulin dosage. Sometimes this doesn't take very long and so it is important to monitor for signs of low blood sugar. This is more dangerous than a slightly elevated blood glucose level. Your regular veterinarian might be able to help you find glucose strips for the urine and teach you how to adjust the insulin dosage based on the readings.

I hope that you can someday control the condition with just diet and supplementation. Please let us know how you do.

Best wishes,
Dr Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 22, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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