What could be sweeter then a diabetic pet?

Ginger is an 11 year old Chocolate Lab (Rescued 7 year ago)  She was Dx 7/98
and has been quite healthy ever since.  She weighs 87pounds and is currently on
20 units of Humulin (85% N, 15% R) 2 x per day. 
 We do our own insulin adjustmentsbased on blood tests.

How has Ginger being diagnosed with Diabetes changed your life?
Her Diabetes hasn't slowed her down very much. She still hikes and swims, 
but she is getting older. The biggest change for us, is that we have to adapt 
our schedule to hers more.  She goes with us and sits in the car during
evening meetings and football games etc.

Email  May 24, 2001
This is a personal opinion/observation, but I believe that the most
important thing in prevention of cataracts is early detection, and then
close regulation, to a relatively low BG level.  (say 80-150) At least it
has worked for us.  Ginger is 12 years old, and diabetic for 3 years, but
has no evidence of cataracts.  I suspect that most of the dogs without
cataracts were diagnosed very early, and controlled closely.

Joel and Ginger

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