This past month or so, Hamlet has been getting 18 Royal Canin Diabetic DS 44 every two hours, night and day, and his nadir has consistantly been between 1.6 and 2.3 throughout, at 3.5-4 hours after his shot. Over the past couple of weeks I have gradually introduced five Wellness CORE into each serving, and reduced the Royal Canin portion by six crunchies, so he is now getting 17 crunchies per serving, total. I do not think we have managed weight reduction with this, however, the glucose readings are most important for long term pancreatic health, as is a healthy appetite in his case, which we are achieving. The peracitin/cyproheptidine has been reduced to 1/4 tablet once per day.
It has been great to be able to allow Hamlet to have a little more variety with the Wellness CORE, but I don't know if this will be a long term possibility.........we are hoping, for his enjoyment of life. His urine deposits have reduced from being enough to fill a grocery store bread bag per day, to about two cups, (maximum), and stickiness of those lumps have receded dramatically. In the past couple of months we have also noted more and more interaction between Hamlet and Thumper, (who doesn't know how to play but is learning), with Hamlet being the initiator. His activity level has been increasing, and I expect that to continue with the colder weather causing less need for long naps in the sun or shade.