One thing I would suggest.... either purchase a glucometer that is calibrated for dogs
(there are a few available) or if they have to get a human one, have the vets test the readings against what they get with an animal calibrated machine. They will compare the results so that the owner can accuarately assess the situation.
Some dogs will absolutely NOT
tolerate at home blood testing.
In that case, I would suggest at least monitoring for ketones in the urine. If they are present, it is BAD.
As in, get to a vet ASAP.
It means that the diabetes is very poorly controlled and an animal can crash very quickly. They have little dip sticks that can easily be read by a nonmedical person that you dip into urine every so often.
As for the Level 6..... yikes
.... I have no idea what that means
(uh-oh). But, no matter.... as long as they can get the diabetes under control, other than a lifestyle change and committment from the owners, most patients do very well.