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Question: Dear Dr. Joi, my vet is charging fifty dollars per glucose monitoring appointment and in only a month, he has gone from three units to two units to 3 units again, and now four. I’m in debt for this many office visits and he’s getting it wrong. I’ve quit him. I’m sure I can test better, more timely, and not pay two hundred dollars per month. Do owners do okay testing at home using a kit? I’ll certainly go to a vet if needed, and most owners say they go to an appointment every three or four months. My cat is nine, lives outdoors, sometimes eats field mice, is normal weight, and eats all canned meaty cat food and nibbles at dry cat chow three times a day. The vet said he’d order me a kit for 280 dollars. This is hugely over the cost of online kits. Can you advise me?

#Diabetic #Cats #Dogs #GlucoseMeter #Glucose #Diabetes #AskDrJoi

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/home-blood-glucose-monitoring-ask-dr-joi
Some of the questions I get are worth sharing. Today's question is about blood glucose monitoring and kitty diabetes regulation.
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New Year’s is now over and a time for many people to take reflection about their lives. Most people have a list of things that want to accomplish in the New Year. If you have diabetes it is especially important to take charge and use self-control. Find out a few simple ways you can better control your diabetes. Discover easy ways that portion control can become second nature. Learn how movement is your easy answer to controlled blood sugars. Explore how forgiveness can increase your mental health and affect blood sugars and physical wellbeing too. Feel great.

#Diabetes #NewYear #DiabetesManagement #NewYearsResolution #WednesdayWisdom

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/new-year-blood-sugars
You may have lost momentum but now is the perfect time to get pro-active about your health and diabetes management including controlling your blood sugars.
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Most of the rest of the country was in a deep cold snap, but they are much more prepared for the cold weather than those of us in Florida. Being prepared is key to many things, including when people with diabetes deal with proper foot care, especially during the winter.

#Diabetes #Winter #FootCare #Health

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/nurse-robbies-winter-foot-care
Being prepared is key to many things, including when people with diabetes deal with proper foot care, especially during the winter.
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Many people with diabetes feel especially over whelmed during the holidays since so much is focused on food. Explore some simple tips to help you get thru the holidays without blowing your weight and blood sugar control. Find out what you need to do before you leave the house. Understand your options when you arrive. Learn how you can be in charge and stay in charge. Discover what to do the next day to stay on track. Enjoy the holiday’s guilt free!

#Diabetes #Food #Holiday #Health #HealthyLiving #WednesdayWisdom #WednesdayMotiviation

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/holiday-season-strategies-diabetes
Knowing what you can eat or drink is a huge help when it comes to diabetes management during the holidays. These 12 strategies can help you stay focused!
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"I love cheesy holiday stuff. Holiday lights and decorations, ugly holiday sweaters, filling the house with holiday plants… It’s all so festive and marvelous! Unfortunately, there are a few holiday plants you should avoid in your home if you have pets. We humans wouldn’t dream of chewing on a flower or leaf, but our pets find it surprisingly tempting! So as much as I adore beautiful holiday plants, I’m going to list a few to avoid if you have a dog or cat. Today I’ll talk about the actual plants. " - Dr. Joi

#Dogs #Cats #Pets #Health #Holiday #Plants #ThursdayThoughts

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/6-holiday-plants-avoid-pets
As much as I adore beautiful holiday plants, I'm going to list a few to avoid if you have a dog or cat. You don't want to spend your holidays in the ER!
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"Living in humid and hot south Florida, I see my share of ear infections in pets. Not only does the heat and moisture predispose pets to ear infections, we also have more than our share of pollens and grasses in Florida that can trigger allergies. Many people are surprised that hay fever pets and food allergy pets may present with ear inflammation as their only clinical sign. Since even normal pets may have yeast and bacteria in their ears, inflammation can result in an ear infection."-Dr. Joi

#Dogs #Health #ThursdayThoughts #Ear #Infection

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/expect-pet-ear-infection
Ear infections can occur in both diabetic and non-diabetic pets. This week has been chock full of ear infection patients at my little practice.
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As a veterinarian, my job is to help pets live healthy, comfortable and happy lives. I thought I might toss out a few simple, yet sometimes forgotten, New Year’s resolutions that can improve your diabetic pet’s life. Tack these babies onto your own resolutions list. Here We Go!!

#Diabetes #Cats #Dogs #NewYearsResolution #NewYear #DiabetesManagement

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/fresh-start-brand-new-year
I thought I might toss out a few simple, yet sometimes forgotten, New Year's resolutions that can improve your diabetic pet's life.
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I get some great questions from clients. They inspire me with article ideas and keep me in tune with diabetic pet owners. I enjoy interacting with our readers, and sometimes the questions are worthy of a newsletter. I bet if one person has this question and takes the time to write me, there are likely lots of folks with a similar question.

#Diabetes #Dogs #Treats #Chews #Health #AskDrJoi #ThursdayThought

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/scoop-dental-chews-ask-dr-joi
I get some great questions from clients. Today's question involves dental chews and if they can be given to a diabetic dog as a treat.
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"Sometimes folks ask me if they should change the insulin they are using for their pets. There are numerous choices, and the insulin your veterinarian chooses for your pet may be based on several factors such as species and size of the pet. The insulin options we’ve had over the years has changed as well. Various insulins have come and gone. We’ve said goodbye to some insulins, and new insulins are on the horizon. So today we are going to chat the “big picture” for insulin!" -Dr. Joi

#Diabetes #Cats #Dogs #Pet #Health #Insulin #ThursdayThoughts


https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/insulin-basics-diabetic-pet-owner
Sometimes folks ask me if they should change the insulin for their pets. There are numerous choices, here are some insulin basics to help you out.
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Having a driver’s license is a significant responsibility because it impacts your safety and the safety of other drivers around you. Each state has specific laws about driving and diabetes. Find out why risks could be higher for drivers with diabetes and what you can do to maintain your driving privileges.

#Diabetes #Driving #Hypoglycemia #Hyperglycemia #Safety

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/diabetes-driving
Find out why driving risks could be higher for drivers with diabetes and what you can do to maintain your driving privileges.
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Getting sick during the winter months tends to happen more frequently – especially when you have a chronic illness like diabetes. Windows are closed, people stay indoors and germs seem to linger. Flu season is at its height and lasts through the end of February. Extreme changes in temperature, busy schedules and daily stress just make it worse. Let’s look at simple ways to help keep you healthy all winter long.

#Diabetes #Winter #Tips #Immunity #Health #HealthyLiving #WednesdayWisdom #FluSeason

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/boost-winter-immunity
How can I build my immunity? Let's look at simple ways to boost your immunity levels and help keep you healthy all winter long.
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Type 1 diabetes occurs for different reasons than type 2. Find out what the differences and similarities are. Understand what resources are available to people with type 1 diabetes. Find out how you as a parent can help your child be more confident in their everyday care. Explore Apps that can be used to help you get on track and stay on track with diabetes.

#Diabetes #dblog #T1D #Type1 #Diabetics #Tips

https://www.adwdiabetes.com/articles/tips-type1-diabetes
I attended the 2nd Annual Type 1 Diabetes Conference in Naples, Florida earlier this month. It is important to know the fundamentals of Type 1 diabetes.
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ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that actively supports the diabetes community and organizations that further diabetes education and research.