|This is my baby, Nikki. She is a Miniature Pinscher.
She was born 11/18/96 and she came home with me 12/24/96. We were
diagnosed with diabetes about 1 1/2 months ago. I thought I was going
to lose my best friend but we are handling this situation and meeting all
obstacles head on. After the shock wore off, I read everything I
could get my hands on and when I found this site I knew I had found all
the information I would need. Diabetes isn't a death sentence.
You just have to know the symptoms, visit your vet and ask questions!!!!!!
Nikki enjoys being outside, lying in the sun, chasing our cat, Chanauke,
and keeping our 2 Black Labradors, Rhett and Scarlett, in line. She
also looks forward to her evening "tummy rubs". Anyone who has never
been given hugs and kisses from a furbaby is sure missing out on something
that is absolutely magnificent. Nikki and I are going to make many
more memories together.
Diabetic Pet's Name: Nikki
Breed: Miniature Pinscher
When Diagnosed: Middle of April 2008
Age Diagnosed: 11
Weight: Not sure. The vet trips now are all about
getting the insulin level correct and I haven't really paid attention to
what the vet says she weighs.
Kind of Insulin and Amount Per Injection: Vetsulin
1 1/2 units once a day.
Do you hometest?(blood, urine and/or observation) No.
Other Health Problems? None.
Webpage of Pet: http://www.caninediabetes.org/nikki.html
Your Location: Missouri
How did the diagnosis of diabetes in your pet change your life?
The diabetes really hasn't changed my life at all. The only difference
is I have to watch Nikki eat her breakfast so I know for sure she can have
her insulin. My morning routine has to include an extra few minutes.
I don't consider any changes in my life a bad thing when it comes to taking
care of my baby.