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Handling A Diabetes Emergency

Emergencies can happen at any time, so it's best to be prepared and know what to do if an emergency occurs. Talking with your veterinarian is a crucial part of being informed and prepared to handle emergencies. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) The most common side effect experienced with insulin therapy is hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia can be caused by: Missing or delaying food. Change in food, diet, or amount fed. Infection or illness. Change in the body's need for insulin. Diseases of the adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid glands, or progression of liver or kidney disease. Interaction with other drugs (such as steroids). Change (increase) in exercise. Signs of hypoglycemia may occur suddenly and can include: Weakness Depression Behavioral changes Muscle twitching Anxiety Seizures Coma Death See below for a list of other side effects. What to do If your pet is conscious, rub a tablespoon of corn syrup on his or her gums. When your pet is able to swallow, feed him or her a usual meal and contact your veterinarian. If your pet is unconscious or having a seizure, this is a medical emergency. CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN. In the meantime, you should immediately treat your pet rather than delaying Continue reading >>

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  1. CMike Friend

    Can too much insulin be bad?

    Other than getting your sugar too low is "too much" insulin bad?
    I'm playing with the units to get me to the right numbers. I'm pondering if I should lean towards less insulin if I am no longer in a dangerous area.
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  2. coravh

    You need the insulin you need to keep your bgs in the normal range without going too low. The only "bad" thing is that if you are eating too much, the insulin will allow more glucose to get into your cells and help you gain weight.
    Don't let doctors judge you by the amount of insulin you are taking. Some people require more, some less. You need what's right for you.

  3. CMike Friend

    Can too much insulin be bad?

    Do I lean on too much or too little? Getting to the correct temp porridge may take some experimenting.
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