If you think your dog might have diabetes, you should take him to a vet. This diet will help the pancreas recover and reduce the possibility of a recurrence. According to Banfield Applied Research and Knowledge (BARK) diabetes more often affects cats than dogs. Can I get the glucose levels under control while giving the glucosamine/chondroitin? I think also giving her a little higher one day and then lower the next day didn’t help in insulin. Typically human meters will read lower than animal meters. This will indicate the best time to give insulin and when to feed your dog.
The mild acute form may have little lasting damage. However, not all calories are created equal. All large breed dogs have more stress on their hips and need their weight controlled. This is only after alot of history. In the beginning, I tested and ran curves much more frequently. Natural products can be surprisingly effective. This fatty diet is often the result of a dog being fed tables scraps and human food.
When your body can’t process the glucose properly, sugar builds up in the blood and urine. I also have a small dog and although I’m not as concerned about her developing hip problems, I also control her weight. I would be sitting on the fence myself on this decision, wanting to start right away, and also very uncomfortable in leaving…. I suppose it is how comfortable you are with the Kennel (are they willing to give shots, are they aware of hypoglycemic signs, are they there 24 hours a day…. Monitor blood sugar levels closely if administering the product with blood-sugar-lowering drugs. Oh before I forget…. normally Food/Insulin are giving about the same time.
Orijen has won the Best Dog Food award from the Glycemic Research Institute for the past 3 years, so they don’t seem to be too concerned about the amount of glucosamine/chondroitin in the food. Insulin is given 12 hours apart.