|Monday, June 30, 2008
Hi everyone my name is Connie, I have been married to Ian
for 42 years and we live in Scotland. We have a Cairn Terrier called
Buster and he was diagnosed with Diabetes when he was 8 years old.
Buster developed Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency when he was 4
years old and we were warned then that he would probably go on to develop
Diabetes so 4 years later when he started drinking a lot I knew what was
wrong with him. I was terrified of having to inject Buster as I had a real
fear of needles so I went searching on the Net for help and that's when
I found the RB list. It's a terrific group with loads of help and although
I don't post a lot on diabetespet I know if I am worried everyone will
rally round and offer advice. I have made so many great friends through
the list that my life has actually been made richer through Buster having
Diabetes. Buster is a real character and a much loved dog and we are so
thankful that he is part of our lives.
Connie & Buster
Diabetic Pet's Name: Buster
Breed: Cairn Terrier
When Diagnosed: March 2002
Age Diagnosed: 8 years old
Weight: 20 lbs
Kind of Insulin and Amount Per Injection: "Insuvet" ...12 units
once a day
Food: Mostly home cooked but occassionally a tin of "Chappie"
dog food which was recommended by our Vet because it's rich in wholegrain
cereals and fish.
Do you hometest?(blood, urine and/or observation) I used to
test Buster's urine but now I go by how much he drinks and the amount of
times he needs out. He has a BG test once a month at the Vet's.
Other Health Problems? Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency which
he has had for 10 years and sadly Buster now has cataracts and is deaf.
Webpage of Pet: http://www.caninediabetes.org/buster.html
Your Location: Scotland
How did the diagnosis of diabetes in your pet change your life?
Because Buster's life depends so much on our care it has made us a lot
closer to him. Apart from making sure he has his meals on time and
that he gets his insulin every morning looking after Buster is not much
different to caring for any dog.
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