HI all my name is Jeff and I'm new to the site and studying the info here. My 17 year old buddy "Sketch" was just diagnosed with Feline Diabetes after I noticed him drinking and using his box excessively the last couple weeks...plus seeming just a bit off. I am really worried about treating him as he is not the most cooperative cat (understatement)! Most my friends describe him as the "Steve McQueen" of cats...aloof and cool, fearless, good looking and lives life on his terms. Sketch doesn't like to be handled and only likes lap time on 'his' terms which will make it hard to monitor him let alone inject him. I have immediately switched his diet to all wet and raw and I'm hoping that diet change will help (however he is not obese or underweight). Although his symptoms have improved a bit with the diet change (water drinking and box use) although still higher than what is normal for him. We go back to the vet tomorrow to for a recheck and a bit of guidance in obtaining blood samples and discuss treatment options. I've gotten pretty attached to the old guy and I'm really hoping I don't have to put him down due to him not allowing me to treat him as he has otherwise been an active and healthy outdoor / indoor cat. Wondering if any of you have had a similar situation with treating a less than agreeable patient and if so any tips for a rookie???