Hi I’ve just joined the forum as my 14 year old cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. He is on caninsulin. We have managed to do a glucose curve with a nadir of 12.9 so his insulin has been increased from 1unit twice a day to 2 units twice a day. So I have a couple of questions that I would be grateful of some help with. The first thing is some understanding of how insulin affects blood glucose. So if 1 unit of insulin reduces glucose by 10mmol (which seemed to be the case on my cats glucose curve), does 2 units reduce it by 20mmol? I’m just trying to understand how the dose affects glucose levels. The second thing is that we are struggling to get blood every time we do the home testing. We are putting a warm sock with rice on his ear first but it seems to be hit and miss if we can get enough blood. I’d say we have a 40% success rate and we hate putting him through more than two attempts but we also feel as though we are giving him the insulin a bit blindly too. I’d be so grateful of any other tips to try to help with home glucose testing. Thank you!