|Me before (last year)
I have lost a lot of weight on the new diet (low or no carb). Mom says she hardly recognizes me anymore cuz I am so tiny! I didn't think I was big since all my brothers were the same size.
|Me before - pretty chubby
Mom checks my blood every morning using a blood glucose meter just like people use. She pricks my ear and gets the blood sample there. I don't like it and run when I see her coming. I play this game where I run through the pantry and out the side door, around and around. Mom gets a bit exasperated sometimes. That's when I know it is time to stop and get on the bed so she can check me. I know I have to have this done.
After I eat, I get an insulin shot. Sometimes I jerk when she gives it to me and then we don't know how much went in!!! I try to be still cuz that means more blood tests all day! It is not a whole lot of fun but it could be worse. I do feel better and have much more energy than before. Some people have told Mom that she should be checking my glucose levels and changing the insulin accordingly but with all of us to care for she does not have time. If I seem off, she will take another glucose reading but really I am doing pretty good.
|A selfie with my slim look
I am thankful that the vet could help me and I didn't go to the Bridge when I got sick. And that Mom doesn't mind keeping tabs on my glucose and giving me insulin. Her Mom and her mom's dog but had diabetes so she had plenty of experience before me. Oh and I do take Miralax twice a day to help keep me regular. I guess the insulin does a job on my regularity - so far so good! Have a super day!