I have a 9-year-old furball named Khamet, who was diagnosed in August. After a great deal of back and forth with my vet yesterday resulting in my frustration and doubt of his expertise, I went and purchased a meter (which I just now realize I should have done long before now). Khamet details: 9-years-old Diagnosed Aug 2017 Formerly 19 lbs, but now 15 (since August which I think is too much too quickly) Vet Current Protocol is 0.5 units of Vetsulin twice daily 3/4 can of Royal Canin Calorie Control 5.8 oz cans, twice daily. Originally my vet recommended 1 unit of vetsulin twice daily but that turned out be too high (though he questioned my ability to properly draw up a syringe...hello, chemist here). He then recommended 1/2 and that is what we have been doing without monitoring his levels (which now seems very irresponsible). He's lost a fair bit of weight and originally the vet had suggested that after his weight came down we might be able to control his diabetes with diet alone. In October, he went in for another follow up and fructosamine levels were checked. His numbers came back on the low side of normal (I found out yesterday). I called the vet yesterday and asked him for a weight check and if it would be appropriate to run a new blood glucose curve at this point and he shot me down and said they would just check his fructosamine. This is the short version of the conversation. There was a lot of back and forth between me and the receptionists and technicians before I could get the actual doctor on the phone so that he could understand what I was asking. It was like an elaborate childs game of telephone where the message passes through so many people that it's totally garbled by the end. So last night I purchased a meter (Relion Micro) and checked his levels and he was at 34. This was three hours after his 0.5 units of vetsulin and 3/4 can of dinner. I gave him a quarter can of food and 1/2 tsp of corn syrup. I checked him again about 20 minutes later and the numbers had come up to 64. I gave him another 1/4 of a can and checked him again 30 minutes later. He had dropped to 59. I fed him another 1/4 can with a few drops of corn syrup and waited another 30. At that point he was at 49. Repeated previous procedure and he came up to 69. 30 minutes later with no additional food he was 109 and another hour later without food he was 91. It was 2 AM and I went to bed. Through all of this he showed no symptoms of hypoglycemia which is quite frustrating. Having never checked, I wonder how long he's been in this situation and I NEVER knew. This morning, he came in bright and early with the 6:30 alarm ready for his breakfast. His blood sugar was 69 and so I fed him without insulin. 3 hours later he is at 63. As an aside, I've measured my non-diabetic little dude out of curiosity this morning and he's at 64. If you've made it this far, bless you! I've got tons of reading to do and am happy to hear any comments, suggestions or even criticism. But be gentle please. I was ignorant, but I'm trying hard to remedy that. Many thanks.