Hepatocutaneous syndrome: symptoms resolved, but now new diagnosis–diabetes

January 15, 2013

Blood sugar of 664!!!! Oh my!! We started her on 5 units of NPH insulin after discussing her blood sugar with our local vet. We decided to do a “curve” at home to try to see how she was responding to the insulin.

Over the next several days, we did several glucose curves and got ranges from 388 to 620. We increased to 6 units after 4 days at 5 units. She didn’t seem to have any somogyi effect (where blood sugar drops too low and rebounds to hyperglycemia)

Even though I have a background as a nurse practioner, it was just plan awful to have to stick her to get enough blood to test her blood glucose.

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