Blood Glucose Curve Chart

Help us determine your pet's blood glucose without the added stress of leaving home.

Lesson Outcome
Learn about the blood glucose curve chart.

Learn about the blood glucose curve chart.

Course Overview

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Introduction
Diabetes in a dog or cat can occur at any age, making regular wellness visits an important part of early detection.
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Introduction
Diabetes in a dog or cat can occur at any age, making regular wellness visits an important part of early detection.
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Signs and Symptoms
Diabetes in a dog or cat can occur at any age, making regular wellness visits an important part of early detection.
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Signs and Symptoms
Diabetes in a dog or cat can occur at any age, making regular wellness visits an important part of early detection.
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How Diabetes is Treated
Your pet’s treatment plan will vary depending on a few factors, including the severity of symptoms, concerns present in lab results, and if there's any other ongoing health issues that could complicate therapy. Each plan is tailored to the individual cat or dog and will be adapted and adjusted throughout the rest of their life.
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How Diabetes is Treated
Your pet’s treatment plan will vary depending on a few factors, including the severity of symptoms, concerns present in lab results, and if there's any other ongoing health issues that could complicate therapy. Each plan is tailored to the individual cat or dog and will be adapted and adjusted throughout the rest of their life.
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Managing Your Pet's Weight
Pets that are very overweight may have “insulin resistance” meaning that insulin therapy is less effective and higher doses are needed to manage their diabetes. Getting an overweight diabetic pet down to a healthy weight is an important part of their treatment; in some cases, it may even result in no longer needing to take insulin injections.
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Managing Your Pet's Weight
Pets that are very overweight may have “insulin resistance” meaning that insulin therapy is less effective and higher doses are needed to manage their diabetes. Getting an overweight diabetic pet down to a healthy weight is an important part of their treatment; in some cases, it may even result in no longer needing to take insulin injections.
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What You Need To Know
There’s no question: Managing diabetes in pets requires a high level of commitment. For starters, they’ll need daily injections of insulin at regular times of the day to help regulate glucose (blood sugar) levels in their body. But it’s better than the alternative: When diabetes is left untreated, poisonous compounds called ketones can make a diabetic pet very sick and may even cause death.
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What You Need To Know
There’s no question: Managing diabetes in pets requires a high level of commitment. For starters, they’ll need daily injections of insulin at regular times of the day to help regulate glucose (blood sugar) levels in their body. But it’s better than the alternative: When diabetes is left untreated, poisonous compounds called ketones can make a diabetic pet very sick and may even cause death.
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Treating Diabetes At Home
Treating Diabetes at home can be tough for some pet parents, but we're always here to help!
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Treating Diabetes At Home
Treating Diabetes at home can be tough for some pet parents, but we're always here to help!
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Monitoring Your Pet's Blood Glucose Levels
Testing your pet's blood sugar: Make sure that your pet's ear is warm. If not, hold it between your hands for about one minute. Warming the earflap makes collecting a drop of blood easier. Quickly price a clean, hairless part of the ear with a sterile hypodermic needle or lancet. A small drop of blood will appear. Collect the drop onto the glucose test strip. Gently but firmly press a square of gauze bandage onto your pet's ear until it stops bleeding. Read the test strip or insert the sample into the glucometer as instructed.
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Monitoring Your Pet's Blood Glucose Levels
Testing your pet's blood sugar: Make sure that your pet's ear is warm. If not, hold it between your hands for about one minute. Warming the earflap makes collecting a drop of blood easier. Quickly price a clean, hairless part of the ear with a sterile hypodermic needle or lancet. A small drop of blood will appear. Collect the drop onto the glucose test strip. Gently but firmly press a square of gauze bandage onto your pet's ear until it stops bleeding. Read the test strip or insert the sample into the glucometer as instructed.
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Giving Your Pet Their Insulin
Giving your cat or dog their insulin is an important step in managing your their diabetes.
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Giving Your Pet Their Insulin
Giving your cat or dog their insulin is an important step in managing your their diabetes.
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Preparing the Syringe
It's super important your learn how to properly prepare your pet's syringe.
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Preparing the Syringe
It's super important your learn how to properly prepare your pet's syringe.
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Giving The Injection
Giving your pet their insulin injection is critical for their health so it's super important to understand how to properly administer them.
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Giving The Injection
Giving your pet their insulin injection is critical for their health so it's super important to understand how to properly administer them.
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Administering Insulin To Dogs
If your dog has insulin it's time to get used to administering their insulin for them,
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Administering Insulin To Dogs
If your dog has insulin it's time to get used to administering their insulin for them,
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Administering Insulin to Cats
If your cat is diabetic, you'll need to become comfortable with administering their insulin.
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Administering Insulin to Cats
If your cat is diabetic, you'll need to become comfortable with administering their insulin.
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How to Safely Dispose of Used Sharps
If you or your pet is diabetic, it is super important to understand how to properly dispose of your previously used sharps.
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How to Safely Dispose of Used Sharps
If you or your pet is diabetic, it is super important to understand how to properly dispose of your previously used sharps.
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Where to Dispose Needles
Keep in mind that when you or your pet is diabetic you'll need to know where to properly dispose of needles.
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Where to Dispose Needles
Keep in mind that when you or your pet is diabetic you'll need to know where to properly dispose of needles.
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Your Pet's Diet
If you browse through the Brook Farm Pharmacy, you'll notice a variety of scientific diets for overweight pets.
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Your Pet's Diet
If you browse through the Brook Farm Pharmacy, you'll notice a variety of scientific diets for overweight pets.
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Collecting Urine on a Male Dog
Collecting a urine sample from your male dog may seem foreign, we're here to help!
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Collecting Urine on a Male Dog
Collecting a urine sample from your male dog may seem foreign, we're here to help!
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Collecting Urine on a Female Dog
Collecting a urine sample from your female dog may seem foreign, we're here to help!
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Collecting Urine on a Female Dog
Collecting a urine sample from your female dog may seem foreign, we're here to help!
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Collecting Urine on a Cat
Collecting a urine sample from your may seem impossible, we're here to help!
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Collecting Urine on a Cat
Collecting a urine sample from your may seem impossible, we're here to help!
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Testing Your Cat's Urine
Testing your cat's urine is an important process you'll want to fully understand when owning a diabetic cat.
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Testing Your Cat's Urine
Testing your cat's urine is an important process you'll want to fully understand when owning a diabetic cat.
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How to Test Your Dog's Blood Glucose at Home
Part of having a diabetic dog is understanding how to test your dog's blood glucose at home.
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How to Test Your Dog's Blood Glucose at Home
Part of having a diabetic dog is understanding how to test your dog's blood glucose at home.
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How to Test Your Cat's Blood Glucose at Home
Part of having a diabetic cat is understanding how to test your cat's blood glucose at home.
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How to Test Your Cat's Blood Glucose at Home
Part of having a diabetic cat is understanding how to test your cat's blood glucose at home.
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Special Concerns
The Brook Farm team has over 35 years of experience in managing chronic health conditions in pets. As an American Animal Hospital Accredited facility, we are always up to date on the latest scientific developments and treatments available. We understand the unique needs and concerns facing a family with a diabetic cat or dog and our goal is give your furry family member the most compassionate and efficient quality care.
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Special Concerns
The Brook Farm team has over 35 years of experience in managing chronic health conditions in pets. As an American Animal Hospital Accredited facility, we are always up to date on the latest scientific developments and treatments available. We understand the unique needs and concerns facing a family with a diabetic cat or dog and our goal is give your furry family member the most compassionate and efficient quality care.
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When to Call the Brook Farm team
We're just a call away and are happy to help!
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When to Call the Brook Farm team
We're just a call away and are happy to help!
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Final Thoughts
Diabetic pets can live full, long lives, especially if the disease is caught early and treated well. Lifestyle changes may be needed but it's important to stay positive; exercise can be a bonding time for just you two.
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Final Thoughts
Diabetic pets can live full, long lives, especially if the disease is caught early and treated well. Lifestyle changes may be needed but it's important to stay positive; exercise can be a bonding time for just you two.
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Home Care For Cats
Home monitoring is an essential part of caring for a diabetic cat.
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Home Care For Cats
Home monitoring is an essential part of caring for a diabetic cat.
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Home Care Diary For Dogs
Home monitoring is an essential part of caring for a diabetic dog.
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Home Care Diary For Dogs
Home monitoring is an essential part of caring for a diabetic dog.
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Blood Glucose Curve Chart
Help us determine your pet's blood glucose without the added stress of leaving home.
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Blood Glucose Curve Chart
Help us determine your pet's blood glucose without the added stress of leaving home.
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Giving Insulin To Your Dog
Administering insulin is an important step in managing your dog's diabetes.
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Giving Insulin To Your Dog
Administering insulin is an important step in managing your dog's diabetes.
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Giving Insulin To Your Cat
Administering insulin is an important step in managing your cat's diabetes.
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Giving Insulin To Your Cat
Administering insulin is an important step in managing your cat's diabetes.

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