This visit will be a mess.
First thing in the morning I have to give her a saliva test. Before eating or drinking within half an hour of waking.
Then just before leaving I have to put the EMLA cream on her arms. Usually they do it once we get there but this time they want to do another saliva test as soon as we get there, do the blood draw and then 20 minutes later do another saliva test. They are testing stress levels. While waiting to do the last saliva test (and the RG and A1C) we'll do the usual measurements and go over the paperwork we usually work through waiting for the cream to work. This time it will be the diet record, the behavior checklist and the usual questions.