Hi, my name is Markie and I'm Abby's mom. She's 12 and was diagnosed with diabetes in late July. She's on lantus. We started with 1 1/2 units twice a day and we are now up to 4 units twice a day. Her numbers are all over the place. Anywhere from the low 200's up to 512 (once) mostly she's in the high 200's/ low 300's. She has never been in the 100's or lower since I've been testing her. I wouldn't say that she's drinking as much water as she did when I realized something was wrong with her but she still hovers around her water bowl. In fact, she likes to just rest her chin on the bowl. She isn't urinating as much as she was before her diagnosis. She's ravenously hungry all the time. Even when she has food available, she begs for my food and she was never interested in human food before her diagnosis. She has neuropathy in her two front paws, so bad that her knuckle bones have come through the pads on several of her little toes. My Vet wants to either do plastic surgery to try and pull the pad back over the bone or they may have to be apputated. He says she will still be able to walk. Either way, he doesn't want to do surgery until she is stable. I'm really so sad for Abby. She's not the cat she was a year ago. She was a snuggler. She couldn't get enough attention. You only had to look at her and she would start to purr. None of those things are true anymore. I just want my Abby back. Most the time now she just seems to be walking very slowly from water bowl to water bowl (I have 3 other cats) to food bowl. Like she's in a fog. I swear in the last 5 months I could count on one hand the amount of times I've seen her just sleeping alone or curled up with one of the other cats. It doesn't happen anymore. When she sleeps (she's gotta sleep, right?) it's under a bed. So I guess my questions are: anyone else have a cat with any of these same issues? It's been 5 months, since her diagnosis. Will Abby ever get stable? Anyone else ever have a cat with neuropathy in the front paws? Abby walks a bit funny from the back paws as well. My Vet said he's never seen anything like her paws before but he hasn't dealt with that many diabetic cats. I don't want to give up on her. I love to the moon and back but I also don't want to do anything to cause her more pain. Her quaility of life right just so not what she deserves. She is such a sweet good girl!!