What could be sweeter then a canine with diabetes!

I adopted Tito when he was 2 years old.  He is now 9 years old.  He is the sweetest boy.  He was diagnosed on March 12, 2007.  I thought he may have had a kidney infection because he had pottied in the house while I was work and he never does that.  I researched on the web and found the diabetes pet website and began to think that he could have diabetes.  I took him to the vet the next day and the vet confirmed my fears, it was diabetes. He stayed at the vet for three days and then he was able to come home.  In six weeks I made about 20 trips to the vet for blood glucose tests and follow up visits.  I have to say that his vet is wonderful and has done a great job of treating him!!!  Tito gets Humulin N for his insulin.  The vet started him on this from the beginning.  It took a while to get his diet set up because Tito also suffers from food allergies.  He now eats Wellness Venison dry food mixed with Hill's w/d canned food.  He also gets a Wellness Apple and Yogurt treat with his shots. This has worked great for him. I am happy to say that as we approach his six month sugar anniversary he is regulated and back to his old self!  I am so proud of my boy!!  

Diagnosed: March 12, 2007 
Insulin:  Humulin N
Amount: 4 units at 6 a.m. and 4 units at 6 p.m. sometimes 4 1/2 units, depending on the strength of the insulin that month
Breed:  I adopted him, they say Chihuahua, but I think he may have something else in him too.
Weight: 14 lbs, my fault he is a little overweight, but he used to love to eat before his diabetes diet.  He also likes to steal his sister's food and loves a good treat!!!
Age: 9 years

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