Previous thread: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/help-interpreting-urine-test-strip.215601/ Thank you to all who listened to me vent my frustrations about the vet! I got on the phone just now and it was the nicer vet at the same practice who I met with the first time, instead of the crazy one from yesterday morning. She told me the fructosamine results just now, in the 500s so not great, but is wanting to start him on Lantus BEFORE my trip instead of after because of that! She just sent the prescription in and I have a vet tech appointment for later today or first thing tomorrow morning to learn how to give him the shot! She wants to do 0.5 units twice a day for now (I'm fine with anything at this point!) and then do a curve to asses how the dosage is doing once I get back from my trip. She was still reluctant about the home testing, and said she didn't see much value in it, but told me that I could continue and she was actually interested in comparing the ReliOn to the AT2. The compromise is that I will do my normal daily testing with ReliOn and do a curve to adjust dosing with AT2 - fine with me! Spent about an hour talking with her on the phone discussing details and talking about the research I did. I definitely feel heard and validated compared to the vet I saw yesterday who made me feel like I was stupid and crazy. She even let me choose between Lantus and Prozinc instead of deciding for me. You guys I can't even tell you how happy and relieved I am that he is going to be starting insulin before the trip! Feels like such a weight has been lifted TLDR: the vet I saw yesterday was too wild, but the other one at the practice is so nice and wants to help me help my bub!