From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-08-01 15:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: proglycem use for insulinoma
> I just wanted to pose a question to anyone who has dealt with
> insulinoma and proglycem use. My dilemma is should i start using it??
> I have him on pred twice a day now. What are the feelings on this
> subject--my ferret's glucose level has been ranging 57-68 mostly the
> few times he was tested fasting and non-fasting. Sue Lowe and I have
> discussed it since she dealt with it for quite some time, but
> wondered about others.
My standard for adding proglycem is a BG < 60 mg/dl consistently,
and a maximum dose of pred being given. By the way, giving the pred
dose in cc doesn't tell us anything, you must give the milligrams of
medication per dose and the weight of the animal. This is one of
the most confusing parts of small mammal medicine.
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