From: Debi Christy
Date: 2001-03-19 09:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Another High? Glucose question
Thanks for the replies, Docs! I've been harboring a fear that his
glucose will suddenly zoom up again while I'm not home.
I will, however, check his levels on a regular basis for awhile.
I looked back through the records for a more accurate time span:
We had noticed abnormal (stumbling, increased activity, and an
occasional cranky nip at another ferret... very unusual for Pippen)
for about a week before the glucose test with the high reading (urine
test was, quote, "off the scale". We started with 3 units (reduced
10:1 insulin). With daily glucometer checks we reduced that to 2 by
the end of the first week. Glucose was at 196. Three weeks later,
glucose was down to the 100's and stable, & we were checking glucose
every three days. Then dropped to the 45.
This one pretty much stumped us, too. We have a number of insulinoma
ferrets & our "mindset" is sort of geared toward low blood glucose
emergencies, so it was the stumbling, usually an insulinoma symptom,
that got our attention.
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