Hello @ThatsBull I had a Shih-Tsu, who had injured her back and had to be on prednisone. As a result, she became diabetic. I had a full time job at the time-so they usually tell you to give the shot and feed them about 1/2 hour later. I would give the shot, and then feed her. It is easy to give the shot, as it is fine and under the skin. I gave it to her on her neck. I had a low tv dinner plastic tray, and would catch her urine every morning-her first pee, and would adjust her insulin accordingly. In 7 years, she wound up in the hospital 3 times because her sugar and ketones would just go wild for no apparent reason-but all the rest of the time she did very well. If her sugar showed high-sometimes I would have to give her two shots a day-but I made sure I checked her urine every morning with the keto-stix. My sister also had a dog who became diabetic after a serious bout of Pancreatitis-whom the vet did not expect to live. She made it and she lived at least 5 years. My dog was 7 yrs. old when she became a diabetic, and she lost her sight eventually, and as she got older lost her hearing. She was a trooper and lived to be 14. Once you get a routine with your dog,
it will just be normal to you. You just have to be strict with her diet-and treats. Sometimes when I got home from work at 4, I could see she would be "rubber legged"
which meant her sugar was low and I would quickly give her kayro syrup-or even a sugar cookie. Now they have special tablets for diabetics when their sugar gets low.
Best of luck with your baby! You can order insulin needles on Jeffers. com, but you will most likely have to get the insulin at the pharmacy. Just make sure you keep a pretty strict routine for her and don't let anyone feed her extra things. My dog knew she was going to eat after her shot-so she was happy to get her shot! If you have any questions-don't hesitate to message me!