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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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my lab of 4 is diabetic i took 12 hour reading as he is loosing

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my lab of 4 is diabetic i took 12 hour reading as he is loosing waight but eating well his readings are from 8 this morning when he had his insulin 20 units morning 20 night 2.1---20.7--------7.2---------14.3----------17.3--------16.2 he was stabalised ok
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 years ago.
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Thank you for the thorough history. The 2.1 reading is so inconsistent with the rest of the blood sugars that I would consider it to be artifactual rather than accurate. The 7.2 is also suspicious and not consistent with the overall curve. I would suggest repeating another curve at the same dose tomorrow before considering a change in dose. Please make sure that your strips are not out of date and your glucometer has been calibrated recently.

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