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My nine year old Great Pyrenees was diagnosed with diabetes today<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: . She'd been having "accidents" in the house and I mistakenly thought it was a UTI. The vet called with test results, no infection and her glucose was at 500. We go in tomorrow for a consult and to begin treatment.<br><br>
The vet assured me over the phone that we can get it regulated and she'll probably be fine but I'm not feeling very optimistic. Obviously she's an old dog and dh and I knew that she couldn't stay healthy forever but I feel terrible for her and I'm worried sick. She and her brother (a ten year old Pyrenees) have been our babies for so long, it's hard to watch them get old and sick. Anyone have a good heartwarming story about successful treatment of canine diabetes and are there viable treatment options besides having her on insulin forever?<br><br>
On a practical note, I'm also wondering how expensive this is likely to get. We'll do what we have to but our budget is pretty tight since we've gone to one income. I guess I'll know more after tomorrow. Until then, I'm trying to keep positive.
 

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So sorry to hear about your dog. I'm sure with your well researched treatment plan you will find a way to help her.<br><br>
You might find this article interesting - yes, the vet is talking about her cat but the same principle applies:<br><br><a href="http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/life/pets/abox/article_1650154.php" target="_blank">http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister...le_1650154.php</a><br><br>
Good Luck,<br>
Christy
 

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I have a diabetic cat. At first we fed him the Purina D/M - the prescription diet for diabetes. But after about a year, I switched him to Innova EVO, which has the lowest amount of carbohydrates of any commercial food. He is doing much better on the EVO. He still gets insulin shots twice a day, but they are really easy to give. I just do it while he is eating and he doesn't even notice.
 
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