To start, I realize this is a lot of info, but I'm hoping it saves time as I'm pre-answering questions that always crop up during responses. So I've been home testing Jester for a while now, although not as religiously as some due to low finances and shortage of supplies. But my main question right now is how does one get their sugar kitty regulated? I've been told by folks on this board to keep him on the same dosage for at least three cycles, but sometimes that doesn't seem practical. After a curve on 29-Dec that I was told was pretty good with 1U, on 30-Dec his AMPS was 152 and I wasn't comfortable giving him a full unit so I dropped it down to .5 because of previous checks where he went low on a full unit. On 8-Dec he went down to +5 BG 53 when his AMPS had been 141 and I gave him a full unit. So this week's numbers at a glance: 30-Dec: 152 AMPS (.5U) / 266 PMPS (1U) 31-Dec: 180 AMPS (.75U) / +6 126 / 266 PMPS / +4 142 1-Jan: 288 AMPS (.75U) / +4 166 / 287 PMPS (.75U) 2-Jan: 382 AMPS (1U) / +5 113 / 292 PMPS (1U) 3-Jan: 329 AMPS (1U) / 261 PMPS (1U) 4-Jan: 95 AMPS (0U) / +3 124 / 192 PMPS (1U) / +3 243 5-Jan: 293 AMPS (1U) / 135 PMPA (.5U) / +3 201 6-Jan: 320 AMPS (1U) / +5 98 FYI - Prior to 4-Jan, all of Jester's mid-cycles were fasting because I didn't realize that they didn't need to be. Also, today's +5 was fasting simply because Jester hasn't eaten since this morning. I admit some of his bouncing could be my fault - he had mostly been on 1U for a while, but sometimes he'll go down to the mid to low 100s and I'm not comfortable giving him a full unit with those numbers. And one time his BG was pretty high so I gave him 1.5U. Sometimes it seems like I should ignore the AMPS and PMPS and just give him 1U no matter what. With a few exceptions, those seem to be the times that his BG is the least bouncy. (The most notable was between 6-Dec and 11-Dec - BG went down to below 150s and he barely needed insulin during that five day period.) I've been keeping more detailed records on his eating habits in the "remarks" cell since 11-Dec, including which kinds of foods he's been eating (lower carb / medium carb). On eating habits, yes it would be absolutely fantastic if he would eat lower carb all the time. But sometimes it can take forty-five minutes to an hour of what I euphemistically call "encouragement" to get him to eat more than a quarter can of low-carb food. (No, fortiflora doesn't do a thing for him and I have no other flavor enhancer to try with right now.) For now, I'm just glad the highest carb he'll eat is medium (between 14 and 15). And even that can take forever to get him to finish half a can. So far today, he's eaten about 1/4 can of low-carb and 1/3 can of medium. Started feeding him at 9:30AM, didn't finish until around 11:00AM with encouragement. No, auto-feeders aren't practical for a lot of reasons. So, thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?