I've tried to read every thread I can find so as not to waste anyone's time but I got nothing. So I just bought the Relion Micro and tested my newly diabetic boy last night. He's been on insulin and low/no carb diet for a month now. Last night he tested at 47. I panicked and gave him some temptations I still had from his healthy days. I couldn't retest him as he was PISSED about test one. I tested myself, too, and it read 85. (My dad is diabetic so I get tested every so often and come back negative, so this sounds about right). So the first test was after his dinner. Tonight I decided to test him predinner. He hates hates hates the poking. Wiggles his ears, paws at them before I can get to the blood, etc.. it has brought me to tears more than once. He suffers enough! So he tested at 355. did I really give him that many tempations? Holy moly! I retested myself. 87. So much to his chagrin I tested him again, using the same spot as it was still bleeding. It read 555. Now I'm not worried about that, given it was after his first test, after my test, and blood that was sitting there but still. I'm going to calibrate against my roommates diabetic kit when she gets home, she has been type I since 12, but still wanted to run it by the class here. I was almost happy about the low initial reading, thinking he'd be one I could control with diet alone. But the second reading ruined that. He is so hard to test. He hates it! He's always had sensitive ears and his trust in me means everything and his little bloodied ears from the last two days is killing me. I'm flailing here.