Yesterday, we saw 3 kitties mistakenly over dosed in a single day. I've never seen that happen in the 10 years I've been a member of the FDMB. Mistakes happen and always will, but it got me thinking. The intention of this thread is not to blame, single out, or point fingers but rather a means to gather ideas to help prevent over doses from happening in the first place. I wonder if there are methods we can share that have safeguards built into the routine... safeguards for the whole test, feed, shoot system we use everyday. After all, there are so many distractions on a daily basis. On a good day most of us are multi-tasking. I also remember instances of being so over-tired that my eyes could hardly focus when drawing insulin into a syringe... especially in the morning. I am so not a morning person and my eyesight isn't the best any more! This was my routine with Alex: After giving the PM shot, every night I would place 2 syringes for the next day into a little red cup. In the morning, I drew the appropriate dose into one of the syringes and checked the amount of insulin drawn. I carefully recapped the syringe and placed the filled syringe (needle side up so the needle won't clog) back into the cup. I prepared her meal, meds, etc. I tested her blood glucose. I fed. I checked the amount of insulin in the syringe (for the second time). Gave her shot. I disposed of the used syringe. The remaining syringe in the cup was left for the PM shot. Using the cup system was good for me because it was a visual reminder. It gave me an opportunity to double check the amount of insulin I was giving, the insulin had about 5 minutes to come to room temperature, and I knew immediately if I forgot to give a shot. Let's keep this positive. What's your system? What works for you? Please share if you think it might help prevent over doses from happening. You never know. Your routine or even parts of your routine may resonate with others.