I'm brand new here, so all of the questions. First tell me a few of the things you wished you knew right out of the gate! Hindsight is always 20/20 so I'd love to hear what your experiences were. Second. Food. I'd like to go wet food only. Cost is a factor for me. I know that keeping carbs under 10% in crucial, and I've looked over the chart Dr. Pierson has, which I found super helpful. What have you found is the best bang for your buck? I'm happy to go all wet for both of my furbabies. Kitty (the diabetic) ideal weight is probably around 14-15lbs (according to my vet). We're at 11.5lbs right now. (this guy has gone from 26lbs in January to 11.5 as of yesterday) Mac is a tiny lady coming in at a whopping 6lbs sopping wet. So I'm thinking food requirements/day Kitty: 12 oz/day Mac: 6oz/day So if I'm not totally off the mark we're looking at 18oz food per day. Fortunately I don't have picky eaters in the house. Kitty (my newly diagnosed, cat who I've just adopted) will eat just about anything he can get his paws on. Mac, my healthy girl thinks canned cat food is her reason on earth. Third. Testing/Feeding/Dosing Schedule I want to test. I plan to go buy a human glucose tester today. I understand that they're calibrated differently so what that tester says and what the vet's tester says will be different. Does anyone have any idea what the difference is? Is it like a just add 5% and that's roughly the actual result? With testing, what does an ideal testing schedule look like? Or maybe I should say a common testing schedule? I can't really do mid-day home and work are about a half an hour apart. I was prescribed Vetsulin @2U/dose. I understand Vetsulin is the fast/short working insulin of the bunch. On that type of insulin, what's the best bet? Test. Insulin. Wait how long to feed? I know that with feeding/dosing it's important to really stick to a schedule. I live by myself, and I'm pretty stinking busy this time of year. (I run a haunted house I plan to have someone drop by in the evenings during nights that I can't be home at dinner time. Is it super-duper important that he eat right at the same time every time. Or is it acceptable to feed maybe an hour early or an hour late occasionally? Thanks in advance for all of your help!