From Intro page: My 20 year old DSH neutered male Java was diagnosed in early Oct. I have four months of data on notebook paper - date, time, BG, dose, notes, and vitamins. Java ended up in the vet emergency room for day and half. with a BG of 36 after the first two days of his vet-prescribed insulin regimen back in Oct. Vet prescribed 2 units bid, and what a crash. I've been tracking everything ever since, but I don't feel like I have a handle on any of it, not really. I was at his vet for the 4th or 5th time yesterday asking for help. I came home not feeling like I'd gotten any and started Googling. I could kick myself for not doing this back in Oct. because I found this website right away. I'm trying to work with your spreadsheet template*, since I have 4 months of data. I didn't know that I should do a proper glucose curve, though I probably could produce several from historical data, and am tracking Java closely today. He's very reactive, too many spikes high, and drops low, possibly/probably because I'm only dosing when he goes high? I look forward to learning more here and getting a better handle on it. My name's Lois. *does anyone ever just convert the +1, +2 etc. in concrete time? 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM etc? So! I've been doing testing for a proper BG curve since 4pm yesterday. Where to go to plot it on a computer? Excel? Google docs? Shodor.org? Or just do it on a piece of notepaper and photograph it? Word? Retired paralegal here, mathy stuff not my strong suit, though I'm proficient on Excel. Insulin: ProZinc Meter: Henry Schein vet meter, measured in mg/dL Soon to become a backup. AccuTrack ordered, and should arrive in 3-7 days. Feeding: free feed round the clock. Shares feeding area with healthy 5-year old. Diet: Fancy Feast classic. Home cooked plain chicken. Eliminated dry food after diagnosis, tried adding back in after 4-6 weeks with bad results. Cut-up dehydrated chicken breasts available to provide alternative to dry kibble, for which he begs when feeling spry (he has to jump up on the dryer to do so, and he does). Treats: for chronic dry stool, Feline Greenies Smartbites Hairball control, approx 15 per day. Definitely spikes glucose, definitely kitty crack. Might have to eliminate? He's an old man, 20+, still enjoying himself inside and outside (makes his rounds every morning), eats well, if a bit picky sometimes. I worry about his weight, which seems to be holding steady. He'd lost a few ounces from Oct. at his last vet appt. about 3 weeks ago. It's the main reason I haven't picked up food - he's been a free feeder his whole life. But I'll do it if it helps. We've gone through three more hypoglycemic episodes since the first one, very scary. Handled at home pretty quickly, he will eat, he will come get me if he doesn't feel well, if I don't catch. I've been testing in the AM, and throughout the day when home, and giving insulin any time his BG is over 250. He's really sensitive to the insulin most of the time, and sometimes not. I need to sit down and do some curves from last night/today's data, plus I have enough data from other days, maybe not every 2 hours, but lots of testing. My MO is flawed, it needs to work better for him, and for me - I can't be here to test him every few hours every day, and I like to travel, and need something my fabulous and responsible house/pet-sitter can handle. I've been getting complete blood panels annually for 4-5 years, because of his age. He shows in the early stages of renal failure, although the values had barely changed annually for the past several years. I did sub-c fluids about once every 2-3-4 weeks for awhile, but stopped with vet's okay since it didn't seem to matter. Gave all the Ringers to the vet. He's always been a big water drinker.