Hello, everyone! My 14-year-old fur baby, Spooky, was diagnosed with diabetes about two weeks ago, and I'm so happy to find all of you. I'd noticed over the previous few weeks that Spooky had started drinking a lot more water than usual. I'm glad I listened to my instincts and took him in. His blood glucose was 499! I cried more that day than I had in a long time. I blamed myself. I felt like a bad pet parent. I immediately switched Spooky to the recommended prescription food. On Monday, I took him to the vet to learn how to give him insulin shots (1 unit every 12 hours). I learned what to look for in terms of hypoglycemia (the advice alone scared me!). The initial shock has worn off, and Spooky seems to be reacting well to the insulin so far. My fears, though, have shifted to: What if something happens to him while I'm at work? What if something happens to him while I'm asleep? What do I do if I'm going to be out late and I'm late giving him his insulin? What if I'm going on vacation and have nobody who can give him his insulin for a week? I'd love to hear others' thoughts on how to manage the commitment involved.