Hello! My name is Shana and I am here with my 9 year old Siamese, Princess Abby. I had a full panel done on her July 2016 and the glucose levels were a little high but nothing to worry about (per the vet.) Well fast forward to today, Abby has been losing weight the past month or so (-4 pounds since July vet visit) and has had a huge increase of appetite and water consumption... After some research I thought the dreadful word, diabetes. So I took Abby to the vet on Friday and she was diagnosed with Diabetes, the levels showed 484.The vet wasn't very sympathetic and didn't go into much detail with me, just pretty much came in the room and told me my cat had diabetes.. They didn't even read her chart beforehand and were just not organized. They told me that I needed to give her Insulin for the rest of her life!!! (Now I am reading a lot of cats can go into remission.) The vet prescribed Novolin 1u every 12 hours. They also said that she had a bacterial infection so they took her in the back, gave her fluids, and sent me home with Amoxicillin (dosage of 2ml 2x a day) and the vet tech showed me how to give an injection and also gave me a prescription for a new food. But there was no information on how to monitor levels!! They want me to come back in 7 days to do a full day hospitalization to test her levels. I started the antibiotics but I have not started any Insulin injections because after so much research, I read that Novolin is not the best choice for kitties (yes it's cheap but I want the best for my Abby!) and I am scared her levels will drop and I won't know or what to do! Anyway, I scheduled an appointment with her previous vet for Monday morning because she is so great and has seen her a few times previously. So I guess I am just here to voice my stressed out mind and say how scared I am because I have this insulin in my fridge to give to her but I am just scared this vet isn't giving me the right info. Ugh, lol! OH, and I also have 2 other cats.. One is 6 and the other is 3. I have stopped free-feeding and plan to only give them all wet food 2x a day. I have them separated at feeding time from Abby so she can eat her prescription diet. Will this change drastically affect Abby without the insulin? Has anyone else felt this way? Are there any specific questions I should ask the vet? I read that Lantus is the best for cats. Sorry for all the ramble and 131820 questions, thanks in advance to everyone!