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Golden Retriever Dog with Diabetes
I’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes. My paw-parents took me to the veterinarian after I had been eating as usual, but drinking a lot more and had some new urinary incontinence in the house.
At first, they thought I was just regressing in my potty-training. Just going through a phase. But I was really hungry all the time too. At first, they wouldn’t feed me more than the usual and I started losing weight - fast! Even when they did try to provide extra treats and meals my appetite was ravenous but my weight continued to decline. I was so thirsty all the time. By the time I went to the doggy doctor, I was emaciated, obviously malnourished and dehydrated and I really had a constant urgency to pee! I was feeling really terrible.
Diagnosis of Dog Diabetes
Once at the veterinarian we really got answers into what was going on with my health. My paw-parents are adjusting to my new normal. There is lots to do now. They have to check my blood sugar 2-3 times a day to make sure my diet and exercise are perfectly balanced. They also use insulin shots (yes, I sometimes need injections which really sucks!) to keep my blood sugar levels down when they get too high. All this was a lot for my paw-parents to take on. They were trying to do the best for me, but also trying to understand all my new medical complexities.
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Diabetic Dog: Non-Medical Management for Paw-Parents at Home
That was when they discovered this wonderful health monitor. They bought it for me as a gift to help me live healthy with my diabetes. I love the new bone-shaped decal on my collar. My paw-parents set me up with my own social media account on the FREE app. Now I get friend requests from other dogs my age, and even my breed, that are also living with diabetes. It helps me feel supported through my new diabetic health regime. I can tell my paw-parents find reassurance from knowing others who share our struggles and also celebrate our accomplishments.
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Dog Diabetes: Living Healthy with Paw-Parent Support
My paw-parents can check and compare my progress on a daily basis. My activity and calories are measured and scored so they can monitor how well I am doing staying healthy. It even measures my sleep, because if I have a bad night, it can also throw off my blood sugar levels!
My paw-parents are gaining more confidence with my condition as the days go on. It's nice to feel they are less stressed by all that is happening, and they don't panic and want to call the veterinarian all the time to ask if my diet and exercise are good enough to maintain my health. This monitor gives us confidence to live healthy even with my chronic condition.
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