Thanks to all those who helped on my most recent Q while working on my latest story idea. This is another one. I've perused several websites, and I've had one friend (now deceased) who had diabetes. Also my late cat Arizona developed it at age 14, and I gave him his insulin shots and monitored his food intake for almost two years. One of my lead characters is diabetic, age 55, with an injured leg that requires him to use a cane. It's important to the plot in that, at one point, he will be separated from his insulin supply. If you have diabetes, what is your daily routine? What is this "monitoring" and "coding" I see on TV ads? I'm presuming my character would need at least one injection a day, but would two be necessary depending on the severity? As I understand it, injuries like a broken leg are much more dangerous -- my late friend also had leg issues. And what symptoms does a diabetic display as time goes by after a missed injection? Thanks!