Dugal the dog was diagnosed with diabetes at the beginning of January. I was on my way to Morocco but turned around and came back to my vet in Portugal. It's been a long slog getting him stable enough to travel. The vets were giving him huge amounts of insulin in an attempt to get his blood glucose levels to normal levels. This resulted in him having some serious hypoglycaemic attacks and I nearly lost him on several occasions. Thank goodness for agave syrup as rubbing it on his gums is what saved him. The vets were trying to get his blood glucose levels the same as a dog without diabetes but after I'd done some research I discovered that dog with diabetes never have levels as low as a dog without. I told the vets this and they have now halved his dose of insulin and thankfully, for the last three days I've got my old dog back. Does anyone have any experience of this? The worry for me is leaving for the journey back. I hope to leave to go north within the next two weeks. I was going to buy a glucose meter and test hm myself but the vets tell me it's impossible to do this alone and that I should just call into vets on the route home. I would feel happier knowing what his levels are myself. Again - does anyone have any experience of this? Hope someone can help. It's been a lonely road these last few weeks.