Thursday, December 8, 2011

I hate bad news...

Buzz's fructosamine test came back. The results? High.

This means we're back to trying to get his diabetes regulated. We're increasing his insulin dose both in the morning and at night - and will be doing an at-home glucose curve next weekend to see how he's doing.

Our internal specialist vet explained that the reason Buzz is losing/not maintaining his weight is because of his unregulated blood sugar. Once we stabilize him at glucose levels under 200, he should (key word here is should) be able to gain and maintain weight.

I'm sure glad we randomly decided to get this fructosamine test. If we hadn't, his unregulated sugar levels could've been lethal.

I'll keep you posted....

Buzz's first day with us


  1. Sorry to hear about the bad news. Keeping you in my thoughts!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this, but I'm glad you guys were able to find out.

  3. Dang it. Bummer to hear he isn't as regulated as you were hoping. Hopefully the change in his insulin dose will help and he can gain some weight!

    We gave you an award on our blog today if you want it!

    Elyse and Riley

  4. I am your newest follower. Sorry to hear that you have to work on regulating the diabetes. I hope you find something that works.

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  5. Thanks everyone! We'll be doing a glucose curve this week to see how the new insulin regimen is doing... cross your fingers. :)

    @Elyse, thanks! We definitely love any recognition we can get, the pups think they're famous now or something. :)

    @The circus dog blog - welcome! I'll hop on over to check out your blog!!

  6. My dog Zeke has had fructosamine test in the past when he was on Vetsulin. His tests were never perfect. He did well on the Vetsulin although he has never been 100% regulated. Currently he is on NPH. We switched last July and although I don't feel he is 100% regulated he is doing well and just turned 15 so I am happy.


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