Hi! Vinnie's vet prescribed 1u bid of prozinc and I just received my shipment. I was planning to start tomorrow but am questioning the dosage and whether or not insulin is even warranted right now. The vet did a glucose curve in office on Thursday and Vinnie's numbers were all over the place from 187 to 587. The vet based the insulin protocol on these numbers. HOWEVER, Vinnie was very stressed at the vet and even refused to eat all day because of stress so I question whether these numbers were stress induced. I am in the midst of doing my own glucose curve at home today and his high so far is only 266. I started at 9am after withholding food for 2 hours. He was 206. Since then I have tested every two hours and he has been free-feeding fancy feast classic pates. 11am was 230, 1pm was 266, 3pm was 264. I will continue testing for the rest of the day and post the #s in my spreadsheet. It seems fairly clear that the curve done at the vet's office was not the norm. Based on these numbers, do you feel I should still start with the insulin? If so, would I do 1u 2x/day or less? Or should I hold off and speak with the vet on Monday? Background: Vinnie was diagnosed on 2/19 (possibly steroid-induced as he had been receiving monthly depo shots for asthma) and his vet prescribed glipizide. We got in numerous arguments over this as I was concerned about his liver and pancreas and really had not read anything good about glipizide. But I agreed to do it short-term on days when his glucose was high. It still did not sit well with me so I eventually decided to go to a different vet. The current vet had me take him off glipizide completely for a week before doing the curve. Side note: I had a cat 20 years ago who died of hypoglycemia (the vet at the time had me modify his diet without providing any education on the potential for hypoglycemia or having me retest or home test, then he went on vacation. A whole devastating story that still haunts me). I am making sure this time around that I do everything in my power to prevent that from happening again. I am baffled that both of the vets I have been to have told me that frequent home testing is unnecessary. The current vet at least said that it would be a good idea for me to do a curve at home 2 weeks after being on insulin, but then told me that daily testing and doing my own glucose curve prior to him being on insulin were a waste of time and completely unnecessary. This vet is supposed to have a holistic approach. I just do not understand! If anyone has a really good vet in the Las Vegas area, I would love the recommendation.