I know folks on the forum like to see a lot of mid-cycle numbers. But I'm not always able to manage those for various reasons. That said, I'm trying out fine-tuning Jester's insulin dosage to .75U and would appreciate some feedback considering the information from the past month or so. Planning a mid-cycle test today to see what that dose does for him. As points of information for the conversation: I'm currently using generic BG strips w/ my OneTouch human meter. These strips seem to register a bit lower than the OEM strips (i.e. on 12-19 when using both kinds of strips for PMPS and late night mid-cycle testing, for PMPS OEM gave me 183 and Generic gave me 170; for mid-cycle OEM was 236 and Generic BG was 208). Also, we started using a new vial of insulin on 12-20. Obviously a fair amount of change in just a couple of days. I did an almost curve on 12-18 (can't remember the motivation, but it was spontaneous) and a true curve on 12-29. The first was before all the changes, the second was after. On 12-8, Jester went a bit low (using OEM strips) - down to 53 BG - after giving him a 1U on a BG of 141. I did a few tests during the low BG day until his BG went to a more comfortable number - not thinking about the differences between the human meter and the pet meter. Per the vet, no insulin for a couple of days and he didn't go back above 150, using only AMPS testing, until 12-11. Food-wise, Jester is very fussy about eating. Pre-diagnosis and, in fact, pre-everything, he was an okay eater, but preferred grazing. (One of my civvies can eat himself into a coma - JK - so I wasn't able to allow Jester free-feeding after getting the second kitty.) But once Jester started down the sugar-kitty road, before I was able to afford the testing for his dx, he, of course, became ravenous and could eat as much as two and a half cans a day. Now, at times I have to encourage him a *lot* to get even half a can into him at a time. His current foods are low-carb Friskies pate and medium carb Friskies shreds. He prefers the shreds; it's much harder to get him to eat a reasonable amount of the pate. Trust me - I rarely sit down to eat breakfast anymore, as I can spend as much as an hour convincing him to eat even a quarter can of the lower carb food and nearly always have to resort to the shreds after a lot of pate-coaxing. Frankly, if I'm in a hurry, I don't even bother with the pate and even then, it can take half an hour to get half a can of shreds into him. I've tried Fancy Feast and that's a crap shoot for whether he'll eat any at all. And, no, Fortiflora doesn't entice him. Weight-wise, he was 12.5 pre-diagnosis. By the time I could afford to get him diagnosed, he had lost about two pounds and the last time he was weighed at the vet's office he was down to about nine pounds. I've been on a mission to bulk him up (I can feel his hip bones and spine through his skin). If I could get him to eat higher calorie Rescue, I'd find a way to buy a case. But he's absolutely not interested. My apologies for the lengthy pre-discussion post. This is a lot of information, but it can save time in the convo if I have it all laid out there. So, if you're still reading - thoughts? Recommendations? Suggestions?