Hi everyone! I’m brand new here, and to feline diabetes too. I just posted an intro post over in the other “introduction” area. I adopted my kitty Toulouse (14) just one month ago, and he was diagnosed with diabetes within a week of having him, based off of a senior blood panel that my vet did. This was on 1/29/18 and his glucose was 258. My vet switched him to DM food (mostly canned) and did a curve a week later (2/5/18). She then started him on 1 unit bid of PZI. Two weeks later (2/19/18) she had him back for another curve, after which she increased him to 2 units bid. I had asked her about home testing, but she said that she didn’t think it was necessary at this point. I tend to be kind of a worrier in general though, so I decided to start home testing anyway for my own peace of mind. I bought a ReliOn Confirm, and tonight was my first time testing! I was nervous, but Toulouse was really good and the testing seemed to go smoothly. I gave Toulouse his breakfast this morning at about 7:30, then his morning injection of 2 units PZI at around 8. I was home from work today, so he got another small mid day meal around 2. At 7:30 this evening I tested him for the first time, planning on feeding him right after, and giving him his PM insulin at 8 PM. His BG when I tested though was only 99! I waited on feeding him and retested 30 mins later, and it was 124. At that point I went ahead and fed him and skipped his injection for tonight. I realize now that I probably should have tested him at least once more, to see if he kept going up. Did I do okay by not giving him his PM injection though? I’ve read that a lot of people on here use the ReliOn Confirm. Before using it tonight I read the instructions that came with it carefully and thoroughly, and followed the setup step by step. I made sure that the meter and test strips were both the same code (F4), and I tried it on myself first, to get familiar with it. I read a lot about doing the test and watched a bunch of videos, and I’m pretty sure that I did the testing properly. My question is, can I assume that the meter should have been good to go, ready to use after setting it up? No calibration should have been necessary? The user manual gave instructions for how to calibrate it, but didn’t say that it necessarily needed to be calibrated before first use. (Instructions when straight from setting it up, to using it). So should I also assume that these numbers that I got were probably correct? If so, I’m a little horrified that I’ve been blindly giving him insulin for two weeks when his BG may not have even been that high (?). He has been okay, thank god, as far as I can tell. I plan to continue testing, at least twice per day before injections, but hopefully even more often than that. I’m anxious to see what tomorrow brings. Also I will work on getting a spreadsheet going soon. Thanks for reading all of that!