Hi there! We're so happy to have found this community. I'm the proud best human of a 7 y/o ginger kitty. She was fit and active when she was younger, jumping around for anything, then moved into a home with my partner's cat who was more of a grazer. She took advantage of that food grazing, got a bit chubby as time passed, and despite some food limiting and vet-diet-foods, she remained chubby for some time. 2017 she was peeing in funny places, so we had a full blood panel and urine test completed, everything came back normal and we were happy campers. Cut to the past few weeks, she was looking slim so I weighed her and she had lost about 4-5 pounds since her last visit (outside of 2018's physical and rabies shot), and she was drinking a lot of water. One evening she vomited, which is very out of character for her, and we headed off to the vet. The changes: Spring 2017: BG level during blood test was 7.1 April 9, 2019: BG level during blood test was 24.1 Starting April 10, she's been on 1 unit of insulin 2x daily. So we're only on day two here, but we're all in good spirits about it. I do B12 shots on myself, so the needles weren't intimidating and she's just purred right through them. Her urine came back today (April 11) and she has an infection, which apparently is common around a diabetes diagnosis, and she's going to be on Avanticlav (spelling?) starting today once I go pick it up, which seemed like a quick "nip it in the butt" scenario when I spoke with my vet. I'd love to hear if anyone has had experience with such a young kitty and DB. I'm hoping her young age and newfound lightfootedness will perk her odds better towards remission, combined with our complete dedication to helping her. The vet will be doing her initial BG tests (weekly) until her levels are more regulated, and they said I could get into home testing as well. I have yet to find a conclusive answer for human vs. feline glucometers and would also love to hear about any experiences that this community has had. At local drug stores, human glucometers are free with the purchase of 100 strips, which is about $83-100 depending on brand. The vet's purple (I think ATrak) metre will be roughly $80 for the metre and 50 strips, with new packs of strips being $34 for $50, which is cheaper than human ones, seemingly. Open to insights!