I posted this on the FB page, but it's habit to go there since I haven't had message board connections off Fb for years. If you see it there, don't feel like you have to reply here too!! I have some newbie questions. We're on day 2 of this journey and I think we're doing pretty well. I just want to double check a few things before bed tonight. Sissy's AMPS yesterday was 342 and her PMPS was 272 and +2 after that was 266. Today her AMPS was 258 +6 was 245. All of these after her very first one are all fairly close, right? Is that good? Next question....if her number is below 200 do you shoot? Or just right above 200? A full dose or .5 dose. I have the Lantus pen and I've been using the needles that came with it while she's doing 1 unit because I paid 60 for them and want to use them up if I can. But I do have these other syringes that we picked up at walmart. I just don't know how to read them. :/ Or if they would work to give her a half dose if or when needed. Pics below. How do you know when to reduce a dose or not? Food questions...how long do you keep boiled shredded chicken in the fridge? I'm vegan so we haven't had meat or cooked meat for 8-9 years? Right now sometimes that's all she will eat. Ear question...Will her ears always look bruised like they do or as I get better at it, it won't happen? I have been able to free hand stick her twice today. I had my daughter go to dollar general and pick up a cheap pair of higher magnification reading glasses just for stick time. The ones I have for reading just do not do it. lol It will help I'm sure. I know people say it doesn't hurt them, but today when I had to try to poke her a few times to get blood, she acted like it did. I hate that. Okay, I think that's it for right now. Thanks to all of you who take the time to patiently explain things to newbies like me. <3 Pics of the syringes I have and one of Sissy for fun. The only time she wears a collar is when we're in the camper...and she looks so cute in it.