The good news is that this chart seems to show that one shot per day of this insulin gives adequate coverage for him. I had been so hopeful after her graph at 2 units twice daily that I did hope that using one unit twice a day would be a good level for her.
As you can see, I gave up during the red curve, because it was obvious that this would not be the dose of insulin that we would be leaving her on.
She is high for a few hours each day, which does mean her kidneys are having to work extra hard to shift all that sugar, but she’s also happy in herself at this level. I debated whether to include it or not, because looking back now it makes me very embarrassed!
It also tells me that this insulin pushes her blood glucose levels down too far too fast - classic signs of Somogyi rebounding.

She started off incredibly high, went dangerously low for about five hours before rocketing off the scale again. She’s eating well, doing her normal stuff, and I noted on her chart that day that she’d beaten Paris up after her morning walk around the garden! Not so low that you risk a hypo episode, and not too high that the kidneys are being stressed. She’s spending too long outside an acceptable blood glucose range - about 12 hours in each 24 hour period. I think the only good thing that could possibly be said about this blood glucose curve is that she wasn’t going to have a hypo incident with numbers like these!
But even then notice that at about 2:00am her blood sugar level has gone above 15 and her kidneys will be under pressure to shift all that extra sugar again - not good.

Whilst I believe everything on this site to be accurate, you must not follow any advice on this site without consulting your vet. Above about 12-15 the kidneys are overwhelmed and the renal threshold exceeded - and long-term damage to the kidneys could result.

Cause of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes
Blood sugar 96 two hours after eating
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