I am finding myself getting further and further behind. The morning injection is falling behind, yet I do keep track and get the evening injection in at the 12 hour mark. This morning, I was delayed due to taking care of some of Goma's friends. Not by much but as I say it is starting to get later. I guess my question really is: In order to get back on track, is it safe to give an injection an hour earlier, a half hour earlier, or 15 minutes earlier. I understand consistency is key in all areas as I treat Goma and I am trying my best to accomplish this. However I also need to get this routine back on an earlier schedule. Her numbers remain high, so this morning I increased the dosage by 0.5 units so I am now up to 1.5 units. I will let this be for the next 3 or 4 cycles (each 12 hours is a cycle, right?). The go from there. I am anticipating having to go up to 2 units On Saturday, 16 December, Goma's urine test revealed +/- for ketones. Can someone please let me know what this actually means? What are the levels of ketones. Is it just the cat either has them or not? On the 13th Goma showed a "-" for ketones. The vet is saying this can be treated with diet. This is the same guy that starved her when starting insulin, and he is pretty insistent that I am moving too fast. I think not, probably more on the other side, but I am being cautious since I have no really decent vet nearby. I continue to feed Goma pretty much as much as she wants of the Mon Petite and lightly boiled ground chicken. She gets one tablet of potassium/taurine supplement mixed in once a day. I do not feed her two hours before each bg. Her appetite remains ravenous I am sure due to the high levels of bg. I attempted to get a bg in at 0500 this morning but for the life of me could not get any blood. After numerous failures (and then protests from Goma) I stopped as I thought I had probably already stressed her out enough that I would not get an accurate reading anyway. Anyone ever have this happen after two weeks of being successful? One final question...for now anyway...How sensitive and sturdy are the Alpha Trak 2 meters. The one I have is a loaner as I advised previously, but I was wondering if it was dropped would it knock it out of whack. I was reading there is a testing fluid or something that comes with the kit that determines if it is reading correctly. I don't have that. Hopefully the one I ordered via my daughter will arrive soon.