So I had big plans today to do my first 12 hour curve at home with Akila, since I'll be home all day with family, just eating and cooking. I was excited to see what info we would end up gathering and how useful it would be for us as we are embarking on this road. At 6:30am, disoriented from just stumbling out of bed and having a very hungry cat screaming at me at the top of her lungs, I barely remembered in time not to just stick food in front of her as fast as possible to get her to quiet down so the neighbors don't call the police. I pulled out the glucose meter and tried to check her levels. The first attempt didn't work out so well because I shoved the wrong end of the test strip in. After turning it around and putting blood on it, it read 79. WTH? Based on my (limited) experience so far, I expected low 200s. I figured I had contaminated the test strip with my fumbling, so got a new one out and started fresh. 79. Oh no. I wasn't expecting to have to THINK this early! I was luckily aware enough to realize I should not give her any insulin, gave her food, and just came back for another test at +1 hour. 101. So the readings are consistent at least. But completely surprising. I have so many questions: 1. Should I feed her more now? She wolfed down her food (per usual) but with such low (well, I guess normal?) BG levels, this might be a nice opportunity to fatten her up a little bit after the weight she's lost the last few months before diagnosis. 2. Should I abandon my plans for the curve today? Why test her every hour or two and hurt her poor ear when there's no insulin to monitor a curve for, right? 3. Why in the heck would her BG have dropped so much? I know I've only done a few days' worth of monitoring and I guess I lulled myself into a sense of already knowing what to expect, but this is scary! Especially after our experience a few days after diagnosis (http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/my-senior-cat-gets-a-new-diagnosis.188502/#post-2095114), I'm pretty scared of her ODing again, and I had no idea we might be working toward that again even on about half the dose. This is pretty scary stuff! Knowing many people will be enjoying the holiday, I don't expect necessarily timely answers to #1 and 2, so I'm going on my own recognizance and answering myself yes and yes. But, I welcome feedback. I haven't been able to get to reading so much of the info available here, so I apologize if this is a standard newbie issue. I thought I'd have time to leisurely read everything here over the course of days and weeks while Akila and I slowly and steadily worked toward getting her BG down a little further and fall into a nice pattern. So much for my plans!