Sybbie is doing really well with her blood sugar testing. 

The new machine works on half the amount of blood of the old one so it’s much easier to get a sample. It also connects to my phone and records the readings straight into an app. Very smart!

The readings have been a bit up and down so far. On two days the readings were below the level the vet set, therefore it wasn’t safe to administer the insulin. Thank goodness I was testing otherwise Sybbie could have had hypoglycaemia which can be fatal. She has a pot of honey next to her tank in case of hypos.

We’ve got a trip to the vet booked this week to review her levels and dose, and make a plan from there.

Old machine: Accord performa nano

Comparison of test strips

New machine: Dario

A Chinese hamster with the outline of the Isle of Wight behind it

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