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What Is A Normal Blood Sugar Level For A Dog?

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For more information on this, visit the link below: http://www.amazon.com/Dogs-Diabetes-S... Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs 1. Weakness or Fatigue 2. Increased Thirst 3. Increased Urination 4. Increased Hunger 5. Sudden Weight Loss 6. Obesity 7. Thinning or Dull Hair 8. Cloudy Eyes 9. Vomiting http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-w... Nicolas, selected from petMD Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Dogs-Diabetes-S... Is your dog consuming lots of water...more than you think is normal? Eating too much? Frequently urinating? He might have diabetes. Sugar diabetes, more specifically known as canine diabetes, is a common disease to dogs. It is a hormonal disorder that affects dogs of ages 5 to 9. Some species like German Shepherd, Poodles, Keeshonden and Golden Retrievers register the highest incidence of this disease. Obese dogs also stand a greater risk of being diabetic. The ratio of female to male infected with the disease is 3:1. This book addresses the most conspicuous symptoms of diabetes in dogs, the main causes, and how to effectively treat it.

Diabetes In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can affect dogs and cats and other animals (including apes, pigs, and horses) as well as humans. Although diabetes cant be cured, it can be managed very successfully. Diabetes mellitus , or sugar diabetes, is the type of diabetes seen most often in dogs. It is a metabolism disorder. Metabolism refers to how the body converts food to energy. To understand what diabetes is, it helps to understand some of this process. The conversion of food nutrients into energy to power the bodys cells involves an ongoing interplay of two things: Glucose: essential fuel for the bodys cells. When food is digested, the body breaks down some of the nutrients into glucose, a type of sugar that is a vital source of energy for certain body cells and organs. The glucose is absorbed from the intestines into the blood, which then transports the glucose throughout the body. Insulin: in charge of fuel delivery. Meanwhile, an important organ next to the stomach called the pancreas releases the hormone insulin into the body. Insulin acts as a gatekeeper that tells cells to grab glucose and other nutrients out of the bloodstream and use them as fuel. With diabetes, the glucose- Continue reading >>

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  1. Import

    I just recently had a full blood profile done, and it states that my glucose is 90, with the normal range being 75-110mg/dl. My question is this: for 8 weeks prior to this I had been adhering to a very strict keto diet, with my only carbs coming from 1 serving of macadamia nuts and 1 cup of cottage cheese (15 or so carbs daily) with a carb-up every Saturday until 4pm or so. Now, the blood test was given on a Friday, and in addition I had been fasting since 6pm the preceding evening, in which I only had 1 cup of cottage cheese with 1tbsp. of flax oil. So, what exactly is this telling me? Is my blood glucose unusually high for someone that has followed a moderate-high protein intake and high fat intake? Or does this mean something entirely different? The reason that I ask is when I had it tested roughly a year ago I was eating close to 40/30/30-like, and my glucose was 79. Can someone please explain?

  2. Import

    Any keto experts out there? This is something that I am really concerned about? Can someone offer an explanation?

  3. Import

    Dude, you're fine. Your levels are normal, your glucose won't be below 50 or 60 unless your taking insulin or have a beta cell tumor.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BRZZSQS - homemade dog food 10 tips for making homemade dog food tip 1 - Make sure you chop or grind the vegetables up really well. Keep in mind that dogs have a shorter intestinal tract. They also don't chew their food as much as we do. Both of these factors affect food breakdown and the amount of nutrients being absorbed. Make sure you chop or grind the vegetables up really well. article: http://turtlewoman.hubpages.com/hub/H... tip 2 - Poultry, Meats, and Fish Are Excellent Sources of Protein Use protein sources that you would use in your regular diet, but stay away from bean sources of protein such as soy, as well as pork, as they can be difficult for your dog to digest. Choose poultry, and red meats such as beef, lamb, venison or even buffalo. article: How to Find Good Protein Sources for Dogs | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2212985_find-... tip 3 -make sure your dog gets enough calcium Calcium is generally one of the deficiency concerns when feeding a homemade dog food recipe diet. Calcium is also found in broccoli, spinach, and kelp seaweed. You may supplement calcium with plain yogurt, cheese, egg shells, and sardines. article: http://turtlewo

Diet Tips For A Diabetic Dog

Once a dog is diagnosed with diabetes they usually remain diabetic. While there are feeding and dietary strategies that can help keep their glucose levels low and well-controlled, they will usually require insulin injections lifelong. An excellent diet choice for a diabetic dog is a meat-based high protein food that is moderately fat and carbohydrate restricted. Carbohydrates, if included, should be low glycemic (for example, barley or sorghum). Ideally, at least 30 to 40% of the calories in your diabetic dog's food would come from protein and less than 30% of calories would come from fat and carbohydrates each. Further dietary fat restriction may be necessary if your diabetic dog has pancreatitis or blood fat elevations. Options to consider include Nature's Variety Instinct, Wysong, and Halo. Several studies indicate that high or moderately high–fiber diets may help some diabetics by minimizing their post–eating blood sugar fluctuations. While this is true for SOME dogs, a clear clinical benefit has not been shown for the majority of diabetic dogs. Sometimes high fiber diets will cause inappropriate weight loss (in a thin diabetic) and should be avoided. High fiber diets may a Continue reading >>

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  1. MrsNoMohren

    So I went to my 14 week check up today and I was having my typical morning sickness but maybe a little bit worse (riding in a car makes it worse and my doctor is a hr drive away). Well when I got in there they freaked out at me puking because they thought I had the flu (I thought they were about to call in hazmat!) but when I told them it was just my normal situation they started asking me question really concerned. I started to feel dumb that I hadn't worried more about how sick I had been but from being on here, reading up, and having preggie buddies that are sick I thought I was normal. Well they ran a bunch of tests on me and hooked me up to 2 bags of IV fluids. I was pretty scared at this point as I felt like the whole office was coming in to look at me. Well I'm 5'8 and was 208 at 3 weeks (the highest I had ever been due to endo flare ups that I was hoping to get down before I conceived. didn't happen). Well today I was down to 192 and they freaked out about that to which I just figured it was because I had been sick and my endo was gone. Well then they told me I have starvation ketosis because I had extremely high level of ketones in my urine. They said all my other vitals looked good and that starvation ketosis is basically like malnutrition and its probably because I haven't been able to eat enough due to feeling sick. They told me my baby had a strong heartbeat and was fine- not to worry because baby will get the first of everything.
    Now, I've gotten home, told my family and they're being SO MEAN about it. Saying how could I possibly be starving if I look like a do (ill attach a photo to prove I'm not a beached whale or anything! geewhiz!) and that they think my doctor is blowing this out of proportion. It hurts to feel like they aren't taking this serious and even making fun of me in the process. THEN I made the mistake of googling the situation and it said that high levels of ketones CAN hurt the baby- even lowering their IQ. I know this sounds ridiculous but this is something that really bothers me because my husband is a Dr. of Mechanical Engineering and in Mensa and I feel like I'm carrying this baby that has a chance to really make an impact and I'm screwing it up! I just want to know why the doctor didn't tell me that this situation is dangerous to baby. I just feel so alone and was hoping there is someone out there that may know more info on this on a personal level.
    Below: me at my current state

  2. Augie

    AWWWW. Family can be SO mean sometimes!!! I know it's SO hard, but try not to worry about the baby. I'm sure that everything will be just fine.

  3. MeowPurr32

    You are stunning and I don't think it's possible you weight anywhere near 192 lbs.? (Confused.) You don't look like it at ALL; you look amazing! Your family must not understand the serious nature of what you told them. I hope you can find some support from at least one or two of them. Anyone with a medical background in your family or group of friends who you can talk to? Perhaps they just need to be more educated about it. You could print out information for them to read. I'd tell them they hurt my feelings, and explain why, and give them the information. Glad you're getting good medical care now. Don't worry about those who aren't supportive, hon. Focus on your health and your baby.

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What’s The Normal Blood Glucose Range For Pets?

This week one of our readers asked me what the normal blood glucose range is for dogs and cats. One of her vets told her it was up to 170 mg/dl for cats. I agree! It can be that high if taken in a clinic environment where a cat may feels stress. Evaluations in a pet’s blood glucose do reflect the environment and stress level of the pet. Imagine that you were a cat. You were purr-fectly happy sunning yourself on the back of the couch in the family room by the big window. Ah, that’s the life. Suddenly, and without warning, your human nabs you and shoves you (despite your best Houdini-like efforts) into a box and puts you in the car. Oh how you hate going in cars! The car ride ends and you pray your human has come to her senses but no… You have arrived at the vet clinic and there are yapping dogs in the lobby. Even a non-diabetic cat could have a blood glucose level of 170 or more after such a harrowing experience. I’m not kidding. I live one mile from my own veterinary hospital and when I take my cats to work for a dental check or something else that I can’t do at home they scream in their carriers as if someone was beating them with a stick. This phenomenon is called “st Continue reading >>

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  1. skubasteve54

    I would like to start by saying a little bit about myself:
    I am a former Judo Athlete who retired due to injury. Since then I put on weight, ALOT of weight. I finally maxed out at ~260 (from a lean 185), which was the heaviest that I've ever been. Since then, I am currently at 235 and I am dropping more and more every day.
    I am exercising multiple times a day, in the morning 5:00-ish to 6:45-ish then again in the evenings training Judo or BJJ. Totaling ~ 3-4hrs every day (resting when my body dictates). I eat in the morning, afternoon and lunch, and am in-taking less than 20g of carbs per day (excluding my greens). I have been experimenting with my protein intake eating as few as 70g and as much as 200g per afternoon/lunch meal. As per fats, I tend to stick to hard cheeses, coconut oil or olive oil, and a variety of nuts, avacados, and whatever oils i get from seafood or animal fat. I am also supplementing vitamin A&D, Potassium and Magnesium, and will be supplimenting B12 as well.
    I had tried Keto before, but i didn't really read about it too much, and the keto flu kicked my butt. One anectdote I'll share is that by eating Paleo first, then keeping basic Paleo intact and removing carbs, has eliminated the keto flu entirely. Now I just feel great.
    My concern is that with my rapid weight loss, when I metabolize the fat stores in my body, I will be releasing any toxins that have bound to those fat bodies, creating the potential for a gallbladder attack / Kidney Stones, due to the extra stress those organs will be under.
    I am looking for a few answers, and was hoping the expertise on these forums could help.
    My Questions:
    Is there any validity to my concern? If so, how can I mitigate this?
    When I told my family about Keto, they were reminded of Atkins Stage 1, and how they were told to drink plenty of lemon/lime juice in the morning. Another comment was made about drinking unsweetened cranberry Juice.
    Is there any truth to this? Does my drinking water/green tea all day (~2.5L /day) make up for this?
    I apologize in advance if my questions have been addressed in the past. Thank you in advance for reading my post!
    edit:
    Wow, thank you for all of the positive feedback, this some of it is a bit overwhelming, however I am grateful that there are so many people who have taken the time.

  2. gogge

    I haven't read anything about the risk of gallbladder attacks being worse with keto, the increase in fat might lead to issues if you have a pre-existing condition, but nothing of what I've read indicates that keto would increase gall stone formation.
    Regarding kidneys stones you might be at increased risk with keto due to increase calcium excretion, citrate retention, and/or lower urine pH (increased acidity). But this is usually easily countered with adequate water intake (dilutes the oxalate/calcium concentration, raises the pH) and eating more vegetables (increases pH, increases citrate excretion).
    You can use regular pH test strips to track the urine acidity, eating more vegetables (check the PRAL chart) or using supplements like potassium citrate/bicarbonate might also help. Some studies on kidney stones show they dissolve around a pH of 6-7, and the way they got the urine pH to that level was with supplementing potassium citrate/bicarbonate (longer discussion), but it might be an idea to check with your doctor before you start supplementing.
    I posted this in another thread:
    In my opinion, it’s not practical to get wrapped up in the minutia of manipulating pH balance beyond some very basic & easy steps. The practical take-home message from my point of view is to take in ample veggies & moderate amounts of fruits (you have much more leeway for getting extravagant with fruits if gaining is your main goal & you don’t have much carb restriction in your program). And also make sure you’ve got your bone mineral nutrition covered through food, supps, or both. Finally, remember that inadequate intake of protein (even the typically acidic types) can also be a detriment to bone, kidney, LBM, & performance. Balance, variety, moderation.
    Alan Aragon, Men's Health interview.
    Protein (uric acid) and ketones (keto acids) are acidifying, vegetables are generally alkalizing. You body balances this in a acid–base homeostasis by (among other things) excreting uric acid and ketones, and retaining citrates, this makes your urine acidic while helping alkalize your blood (maintaining the pH). But I haven't seen anyone talking about it like it's a serious issue outside of "eat more vegetables". Some epileptics use bicarbonate (baking soda) to balance it, as some anti-epilepsy drugs (like Topamax) acidify your blood by suppressing the bicarbonate buffering system (bicarbonate is also used with acid reflux).
    The easiest way to balance your pH is just to eat more vegetables. But if you're really interested you can calculate the acidity, the pH, of your urine (and similarly your how much your body needs to balance your blood pH) through PRAL + NAE and then checking where it falls on the NAE chart, I posted this in relation to urine pH (changes based on the need for your blood pH to be balanced) another thread:
    It seems that the acidity is directly related the food you eat as it's absorbed from the intestines to he blood and then filtered in the kidneys and excreted through the urine. That food intake determines acidity was determined quite easily and is called PRAL (potential renal acid load) and then in the urine as NAE (net acid excretion), it's affected a bit by organic acid excretion aswell (which is determined by height/weight or "body surface area" but simplified to just weight, discussed in the study linked below the calculations).
    PRAL (the unit is mEq/100g) = 0.49 * protein (g) + 0.037 * phosphorus (mg) - 0.021 * potassium (mg) - 0.026 * magnesium (mg) - 0.013 * calcium (mg) (the site has a list with common foods and values).
    Organic acid (simplified, mEq/d) = body weight * 0.66
    You add them (PRAL for all food over a whole day, then just add "organic acid" mEq/d as it's per day already) and then reference the NAE chart (it's a linear relation, can use -0.01 * NAE + 6.9 to get the pH). Taken from this paper:
    Remer T, Manz F. "Potential renal acid load of foods and its influence on urine pH" J Am Diet Assoc. 1995 Jul;95(7):791-7.
    As an example, eating ~500g of Spinach would seem to increase your pH by half a point. Ketones obviously affect the pH, with the formulas you should be able to figure out just how much. Say you track your food intake and calculate where you should be and then use the approximate difference for a rough estimate, if you feel it's relevant to your needs. Otherwise I'd just say use the PRAL chart to "eat more vegetables" and check how much you need to eat to have a good balanced pH. Conversely, cutting down on eggs and protein also increases your pH if you don't want to eat loads of vegetables (or you can do both for more effect).

  3. skubasteve54

    I have to admit, that the person who raised my concerns was by no means an expert. He has suffered many health issues and food allergies, and I'm sure that his situation is not normal. Thank you for putting my mind at ease. The whole point of experimenting with Keto for me, is become more healthy, thank you for your advice, and the reading material. It will probably take me some time to read through it all.

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