What could be sweeter then a pet with diabetes!
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
Birth:  11/18/96
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.
Food:  Purina
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.  

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