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From: Anita Smith
Date: 2012-01-07 18:17:47 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Monitoring post-op insulinoma BGs
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Skyla, I have had two turn diabetic after surgery. I would talk to your vet but as a mother of a child with type 1 diabetes a glucose reading in the 200's is probably ok for a short time anything above that for to long could put him in diabetic ketoacidosis so your vet might want to consider starting insulin if BG's stay high. You can buy Ketostix at your local pharmacy, you usually have to ask for them as they are kept behind the counter. You can use these to check for ketones in his urine. If he has ketones he is in ketoacidosis. If you do start insulin you will have to check his glucose frequently as this does usually does reverse out in a few weeks. I always checked mine right before their insulin injection. Humans check their glucose the same way with a glucometer. My son is on an insulin pump but his insulin doses have to be adjusted to what kind of readings he gets and if and what he is going to eat. I found it easier to check my ferrets glucose by letting them eat soup at the same time I checked BG on tip of their tail. They never new what was happening. Good luck! Maybe it will just reverse out on it's own. Hope this helps.

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